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Nitty Gritty Daily Methods: Classroom Management for Middle School

Teaching middle school students is not for the faint-hearted, but with a deep toolbox of “nitty gritty” strategies to manage their classrooms, successful teachers can help guarantee student academic success for all. Experienced educator Vicky Tusken reveals the developmental qualities of middle school students, the “must haves” to include in classroom management plans, and the “must nevers” that teachers should avoid.

Vicky Tusken

Dr. Victoria Tusken has been an educator for more than 25 years, starting her career in early childhood, but spending most of her time in middle school education. She recently served as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for the DeKalb Community Unit School District in DeKalb, Illinois. She is also an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University, where she teaches courses in middle school curriculum, methodology, and adolescent development. She has presented popular webinars on middle school classroom management, writing, common core, and data-driven instruction for KDP. She is a former President of KDP International.

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