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Volume 22(1) Winter 2007

From the Editor
Welcome to the new online Journal
David Strahan
Feature Section: Schools to Watch in North Carolina
Schools to Watch as a Tool to Improve School and Classroom Practice
Ronald Williamson
Recognizing and Celebrating Success: "Puttin' on the Ritz" at Ashe County Middle School
Bobby Ashley
Schools to Watch as a Template for Growth at Durant Road Middle School
Bob Smith
The Challenge to Remain Unique at South Charlotte Middle School
Christine Waggonner and Lisa Cline
Practical Strategies & Research
Are Our Middle Schools Customer-Friendly? 10 Points to Ponder
Mary B. Martin, Mark W. Mitchell, and Linda Kight Winter
The Color Slides of Writing: Multigenre Research in Action
Diane O. Howdeshell
This We Believe in Action: Teaching Middle Grades Teacher Preparation Classes on Site
Cecilia M. Toole
The Search for Significance: Leadership Lessons Learned from the Field
Mark L'Esperance and Vernon Farrington
Revisiting the Battle of the Books
Links to Literacy, a feature column by Johnna Faulconer, East Carolina University

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Volume 23(1) Winter 2008

Feature Section: Young Adolescent Literacy Development
Advisor Advisee in the Language Arts Classroom
Nancy B. Ruppert
Why Are We Reading?
Merry Boggs
Bookclubs: Supporting Reluctant Readers at Asheville Middle School
Melissa Hedt and Jessy Kronenberg
Using Poetry to Teach the Holocaust: Rationale and Strategies for the Middle Level Learner
Cindy Wilson and Brian B. Kahn
Boys and Books: Encouraging Middle School Males to Read
Johna Faulconer, Jessica Grant and Melissa Matsevich
Links to Literacy, a feature column
Literacy Leadership: What Principals Need to Know
Johna Faulconer
Practical Strategies & Research
Sharing Power with Students: The Democratic, Differentiated Classroom
Sheryn Waterman
Lessons from the Gap Closers: The Middle School Philosophy in Urban Schools
Tarra D. Ellis
We are all in this together Integrating the Computer/Technology Skills into Your Curriculum
Gordon Toudt
Strengthening Middle Level Education through Leadership Coaching: Helping Middle School Leaders Survive and Flourish in Critical Times
Vernon Farrington
Preparing preservice teachers for their first year
Focus on Teacher Education, a feature column by Jeannine Jones, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Call for Manuscripts for Fall 2008

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Volume 24(1) Winter 2009

FROM THE EDITOR-
THIS EDITION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MIDDLE SCHOOL JOURNAL: CONTINUING EFFORTS TO CLOSE THE "KNOWING-DOING GAP"

David Strahan
SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESSFUL PRACTICES: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE 2008 SCHOOLS TO WATCH
Kristin Menickelli
EFFECTIVE SCHOOL RESEARCH: TEACHERS’ AND ADMINISTRATORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ITS EXISTENCE ON CAMPUS
Vance Vaughn, Peggy B. Gill, and Ross Sherman
WARM UPS: A BRAIN STRETCHER OR A BRAIN SLEEPER?
Judith McDonald
UNIVERSALS OF CULTURE: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING UNITY AND UNIQUENESS
MaryAnn Davies, Brenda Wheat
CROSSING BORDERS: HELPING PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS TO CONFRONT DIFFERENCES
Russell Binkley
REDESIGNING THE MIDDLE-SCHOOL CLASSROOM: FIVE EASY STEPS TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ GRADES AND DECORUM
Rita Dunn and Karen Burke
HOW TO TEACH STUDENTS TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES: STUDENTS AS DECISION-MAKERS
Holly Thornton
Focus on Literacy
KEEPING CURRENT WITH ADOLESCENT LITERATURE
Johna Faulconer
JUST WHO ARE THESE KIDS I’M TEACHING? AN IMMERSION IN YOUNG ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
Jeanneine P. Jones
Call for Manuscripts for Fall 2009

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Volume 25(1) Winter 2010

FROM THE EDITOR-
THIS EDITION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MIDDLE SCHOOL JOURNAL: RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF YOUNG ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS

David Strahan
MOVING OUR STUDENTS BEYOND THE STANDARD AT EAST WILKES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Dawn Longbottom, Charles Norman, Charlie Sealey, Becky Doran, Beth Hodges, Shannon Osborne, Chuck Hudson, Jeannie Jernigan, Jeffrey Johnson, Jodi Weatherman
APPLE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2009 SCHOOL TO WATCH
Marcie Wilson
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELECTED LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES TOWARD BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL INCLUSIVE PRACTICES AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Mary A. Houser, Genniver Bell, Virginia Dickens, and Terence Hicks
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM COHERENCE AS A POSSIBLE LINK TO INCREASED STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Dustin Johnson
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION, STUDY SKILLS, AND HIGH STAKES TESTS
Marcee M. Steele
PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ DRAWINGS OF A SCIENTIST
Liddell Shannon
WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW CAN HURT THEM: PREPARING PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS FOR REAL WORLD STUDENTS
Tracy W. Smith, Wanda Calvert, Cogie Reed, Snyder, Kellie Johnson With contributions from Gayle Walden and Bob Tatum
Focus on Literacy
KNOWING AND TEACHING “THE LANGUAGE”
Johna Faulconer
FORTY PLUS YEARS OF TEACHING AND STILL GOING STRONG
Candy Beal
Call for Manuscripts for Fall 2010

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Volume 25(2) Fall 2011

From the Editor-
This Edition of the North Carolina Middle School Journal: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Tracy Smith & David Strahan
ARTICLES
A Star to Guide Us? Questions about the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and the Ideology of Education in the Service of Global Economic Competition
Vachel Miller
Caldwell Early College High School: A Middle School Approach to High School
Whitney Sims & Donna McGee, with contributions by Brad Hamby, Malen Braswell, Elizabeth Grogan, Mitchell Wright, and Phyllis Land
Using Dossiers to Assess Middle Grades Teacher Candidates' Content Knowledge
Melanie Greene and C. Kenneth McEwin
Ensuring Preservice Teachers’ Readiness to Teach Standards-Based Curricula
Robert Heath
Courageous, Collaborative Leadership: Using Online Resources, Presentations, and Public School Partnerships to Structure a Preservice Internship Program
Diane Marks
Preparing Teacher Candidates to Understand the Assessment of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Susan Colby, Tracy W. Smith, and Michael Jacobson
FEATURES
Anna Crooke: 2010 North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Region 7 Teacher of the Year

C. Kenneth McEwin: North Carolina Middle Grades Education Groundbreaker, Trailblazer, and Caretaker
Tracy W. Smith and Melanie Greene
Middle Grades Teacher Education at Appalachian State University
Tracy W. Smith and C. Kenneth McEwin
William Lenoir Middle School 2010 School to Watch
Kathy Lyday
Call for Manuscripts for 2011

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Volume 26(1) Fall 2012

From the Editor-
This Edition of the North Carolina Middle School Journal: Future Ready Learning

Kathleen Roney
ARTICLES
Developing Global Awareness Through Self Awareness: A Middle Grades Multicultural Research Experience
Laurie A. Ramirez
A Programmatic Approach to Teaming and Thematic Instruction
MaryAnn Davies & Rajni Shankar-Brown
Teachers and Social Workers: Collaboration in a Changing Environment
Claire L. Dente
Concept-Based Interdisciplinary Teaching: Science and Social Studies Teacher Collaboration for the 21st Century
Jeremy Hilburn & Steven D. Wall
Paneling History: Using Storyboards to Engage Students in the Social Studies Classroom
Jeremiah Clabough
Engaging Students In and Out of the Classroom: The R.R. Moton Museum Project
Charline B. Rowland & Elizabeth A. Pegram
What Went Wrong: Middle School Students and Alliteracy
Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs
A Most Critical Need: Why All Middle Grades Educators Should Be Teachers of Reading
Vicki L. Luther
Staffing High-Need Middle Schools: North Carolina Teachers' Perspectives
Teresa M. Petty, Katherine A. O'Connor, & Diana B. Dagenhart
Five Factors That Contribute to the Success of Middle Grades Math Teachers in North Carolina's Most Challenging Schools
Debbie Lemon & John C. Fischetti
Call for Manuscripts for 2012

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Volume 27(1) Winter 2013

From the Editor-
This Edition of the North Carolina Middle School Journal: Future Ready Learning

Kathleen Roney
ARTICLES
Mentoring “At Risk” Middle School Students: Strategies for Effective Practice
Rosetta S. Slack, Cheryl A. Johnson, Bernice Dodor, & Barbara A. Woods
Empowering Teachers and Students Using Literature Discussion Groups: Escaping the Straitjacket of Mandated Assessment
Pamela Pittman & Kathleen Schlichting
Turning Around North Carolina Middle Schools: Lessons Learned from the Process of Improvement
Latricia Townsend & Kathleen Brown
Hybrid and Sustainable: An Appalachian Model for Developing Online Teaching and Learning
Tracy W. Smith
Call for Manuscripts for 2013

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Volume 28(1) Winter 2014

From the Editor-
This Edition of the North Carolina Middle School Journal: Future Ready Learning

Kathleen Roney

SECTION 1
Middle Level Education: The Long View

ARTICLES
The Struggle for the Middle School in North Carolina: Taking the Long View
Paul S. George
Addressing Our Critics: Research Evicence for the Middle School Concept As a Pathway to Higher Test Scores
David Srahan
The Long View: Teachers' Perspectives
NancyRupport & Kendra Jarvis
The Long View and the Long Haul: Considerations for Middle Grades Administrators
Howard V. Coleman & Kathleen Roney
The Long View - Perspective of a Middle Level Teacher Educator
Laurie A. Ramirez
The Long View - Curriculum into the 21st Century
Robert S. Houghton

SECTION 2
Winter 2014 Issue

ARTICLES
A Teacher's Challenge: Moving Middle School Students from Apathy to Vitality
Rebecca Corwin
Middle Level Teacher Quality in the Midst of the Rush to Common Core: What Do Principals Think of Test-based Teacher Quality?
Holly J. Thornton
Through Jackson's Eyes: What Teachers May Want to Know About Asperger's Syndrome and Giftedness
Kristy Kowalske