Give Your Students “Do This, Not That” Life Skills for Success in Middle School

The transition from elementary to middle school is filled with anxiety, stress, and uncertainty for everyone—students, parents, and educators alike. If you are looking for a resource to help alleviate transition stress and promote student success…look no further!

Filled with real-life hacks, humorous illustrations, and tons of true survival stories, The Ultimate Middle School Survival Guide is the ultimate “Do this, not that” guide to nearly everything middle school can throw a student’s way.

Move every student into middle school like a pro.

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Order 25 copies or more of The Ultimate Middle School Survival Guide and receive the entire Moving Up to Middle School Transition Toolkit that includes:

One-Page Transition Plan

To guide your transition program planning.

Top 20 Moving Up To Middle School Transition Activities

To enhance student success, attendance, and learning with targeted, evidence-based and evidence-influenced resources.

Student Survey (Concerns)

To assess what concerns students have about moving up to middle school.

Moving Up to Middle School, Planning a Student-Led Assembly Guide

For creating a fun and memorable “Do This, Not That” best practices event prepared by students, for students.

Top 10 Life Skills for Success

To assist parents in preparing their child for success on the first day of middle school.

Sample Postcards

To get students and parents excited about making the move up to middle school.

Back-to-School Life Skills Checklist

To help parents prepare their kids for success throughout middle school.

Student Survey (First 30 Days)

To assess students’ confidence and capabilities after their first 30 days in middle school.

Impact Study

To evaluate your Moving Up to Middle School Transition Program’s impact on the school’s goals for improving students’ emotional, behavior, attendance, and academic outcomes.

Raising Them Ready Podcast

Interviews and insights for parents and educators, including early access to content focused on middle school.

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About Jonathan and Erica Catherman

The Cathermans’ books and resources for tweens, teens, parents, educators, and mentors have benefited millions of people around the world. They have written seven #1 new release and three #1 bestselling books, including Raising Them Ready and The Manual to Manhood. Erica is a 500-hour RYT certified instructor, mentor, and coach, and Jonathan is a development sociologist. They have spoken more than 2,000 times worldwide to diverse audiences of all ages about the principles and strengths that empower personal greatness. For his commitment to understanding societal development and factors impacting youth, Jonathan has been honored with The President's Volunteer Service Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Service Award, the National Alliance of Faith and Justice Award, and multiple Parents' Choice and Community Partnership Awards.

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