Category: Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning
Patricia Stansfield

Middle School Social Skills:  Why Are They so Important?

It can be an overwhelming task for students to navigate the initial transition from elementary school to the middle school environment.  Changes in school setting and instructional format, along with an increase in workload, class size, and number of teachers are only a few examples of increased demands placed on middle school students who are already experiencing internal body changes due to the onset of puberty.  In addition to this, students must manage a multitude of social situations that arise on a daily basis.

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