Piles of homework are just the beginning---add bullying, changing classrooms, and notorious phys. ed. courses, and middle school can get pretty scary. Johnston and Oestreicher show your students how to interact with different personalities; reveal the truth behind exaggerated or false "urban legends"; and offer survival tips on pop quizzes, tardiness, and other panic-inducing moments. 144 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2007 Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
Middle school is like a roller coaster, filled with ups and downs, twists and turns; it's exhilarating and scary all at the same time! From piles of homework, to understanding the variety of 'interesting' people working at your school, and dealing with the new challenges of changing for gym class in front of everyone, it's normal to feel a little overwhelmed. That's why in My School, from the Middle School Survival Series, we will tackle the things that weigh heavily on middle school students just like you. This book will address important middle school issues like: dealing with bullies, jocks, nerds, and every other category of student you encounter revealing the truth behind the urban legends of middle school pop quizzes, tardiness, and other survival tips This book is filled with short and easy-to-read tips, along with funny stories from the authors (who, believe it or not, used to be middle school morons!), and quotes and questions from students just like you. After reading My School, you'll be able to walk the halls like the confident student you want to be.
Kurt Johnston is junior high pastor in Southern California. He's served in middle school ministry since 1988 - longer than most of you have been alive! Kurt was once a middle school student, and when he was in 8th grade he was beaten up by a 7th grader. Kurt and his family live in Orange County where he spends his free time surfing and still avoiding 7th-grade bullies.
Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0 and Middle School Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching and consultation to youth workers, churches and ministries. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max. www.whyismarko.com. SPANISH BIO: Mark Oestreicher con una vasta experiencia ministrando a jovenes, ha sido pastor en diversas iglesias y ha escrito mas de 20 libros para lideres y adolescentes. Hoy lidera Especialidades Juveniles en Estados Unidos y es considerado una autoridad en discipulado juvenil.