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Discussion: Starting Middle School
August 12, 2011, 12:00 am

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Transitions: Turning Risks into Opportunities for Student Support

Group owner:
Donna Meyerhoeffer

This Introductory Packet provides readings and related activities on support for transitions to address barriers to student learning covering both research and best practices. It explores why transitions are dangerous opportunities that can disrupt or promote development. Key transitions and related intervention strategies are presented for starting school; daily transitions including before and after school as well as recess and lunch; year transitions such as beginning a new school year; moving to a new school/new country; transitions for special needs students; and transitions from high school. The importance of support staff, families and students planning for transitions is accompanied by suggestions and models. Visit "Resources" for more information.


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