Messy binders? Missing assignments? Failure to follow directions?
Too many middle school students underachieve due to poor work habits, time management, and organizational skills. This can trigger a decline in academic performance which carries into their high school years.
In 16 easy to read chapters, The Middle School Student's Guide to Ruling the World! teaches students strategies for success in middle school and beyond. Chapters such as Scattered Sara Organizes a Goof-proof Binder, Jamal Follows the Rules of Rubric Road, and Polly and Molly Take To-Do Notes, show students how to be organized, confident middle schoolers.
Comics, middle school characters, and 10 edu-tainment podcasts help students replace poor habits with productive ones to become the successful students you know they can be.
Note: This e-book is read only and not downloadable to a printer. It can be completed independently by students with parental supervision, or used as a textbook for an academic skills class. It is not an online course.
What will students learn?
Students learn how to:
What people are saying about The Middle School Student's Guide to Ruling the World!
"The suggestions about how to organize the class binder were extremely helpful to my son. Now he feels very confident about keeping track of his important papers, handouts and homework." -- G. VanBeveren, Parent, NJ
"I introduced your book to the student body on the very first day of school and then to the parents. They were overjoyed that there was such a book. Your book is a gem and is currently being taught by several folks in my school. Its graphics and humor add a smile to the reader's face as he/she seeks assistance in developing good vs. nasty study habits! Well done!" -- Dr. Robert G., Teacher, MA
"I wanted to let you know how well-received your materials and lesson plans were at our school this past year. We offered an elective course for fifth through eighth grade students which was well attended. Teachers, students and parents were so pleased with the content and the success of the enrolled students, we are now integrating it as a required course for all the incoming 6th graders!" — Beth N. Teacher, FL
"My son was hesitant to read The Middle School Student's Guide to Ruling the World! He felt he was too cool for a book on succeeding in school. But, after taking the Truth or Dare Quiz, he realized that he could learn some things from this book! Now, his binder is organized, he's taking notes in class and he is more engaged in the classroom. His teachers appreciate his focused attitude. I appreciate him finally taking responsibility for his school success!" Lori H., Parent, Utah
"What a kid-friendly organizational book! My 13 year old read it cover-to-cover and so did I. It was full of practical tips and motivational suggestions that really work. Plus, its approach takes away the stigma that disorganized people are stupid or lazy, and instead shows that disorganized people simply need to learn some helpful skills. Highly recommended!" L. Diggins, Mom, MA
This book is all that it was advertised to be and more, according to my wife, and she uses it in her Middle School Special Education classes with success. M. Miner, TN
"I loved the curriculum! It was user-friendly, very engaging for the students, and totally relevant for middle school." A.L. Teacher, AZ
"I used The Middle School Student's Guide to Ruling the World! in a course to help get some of my students back on the learning track. They enjoyed taking the quizzes to learn more about themselves as students. It was exciting to see their eyes light up as they completed the fun activities!" Laura F., Teacher, MN
"I am so glad that a friend recommended your book to me. We are both mothers of 7th graders. Your book helped both my son and me so much to get prepared for middle school. The book is actually fun reading. My son feels so confident with his binder well-organized. We posted the "Mental Checklist" on the bathroom mirror. We cleaned up his workspace. The book helps me to help him succeed! Now I understand how middle school works, and what is expected in the classroom. I am grateful you took the effort to create this guide for us!" -- Terry R., Parent, WA
Susan Mulcaire is an attorney-turned-teacher. She holds a B.A. from U.C Berkeley, a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, and a teaching credential from Concordia University. She is a member of the California State Bar Association and holds a California teaching credential. She is the author of several college readiness programs.