As educators struggle with the deficits of their post-pandemic student population, they find that their curriculum may not be adequate for addressing the issues of today’s students. In these formative years, students need to be equipped for high school as they begin to develop skills and passions and build their community.
Students in recent years have lost their engagement and have lagged significantly in skill development, yet standardized assessments are more rigorous than ever—with even higher expectations of literacy and critical thinking. More importantly, middle school students are at an age at which career readiness is a concern as they prepare for high school, and many students lack the essentials to succeed in the real world. How can educators be supported in updating their middle school requirements to address the post-pandemic needs of their students?
Gale In Context provides globally sourced and standards-based support functioning as a supplementary middle school curriculum guide. Gale’s diverse and user-friendly inventory can assist educators in addressing academic skill deficits, integrating technology appropriately, and providing lessons for standards-based instruction.