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Helpful Resources for Middle School Students

Career Exploration

Tomorrow's Talent Series - https://www.mtu.edu/outreach/access/tomorrows-talent-series/

Want a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most in-demand jobs in fields like manufacturing, business, health sciences, and more? Plug into Tomorrow's Talent Series -- virtual job shadowing videos that show you what key careers are really like. Then join us for live virtual Q&A sessions with experts in the field to learn more. 

 https://www.yourfreecareertest.com/

This free career test for adults and students will help you discover your career interests and your ideal career work environment. Whether you are an adult, middle, high school, or college students, the free career tests are useful and provide interest scores for each career category.

https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Financial Literacy

https://www.timeforpayback.com/

Payback nudges students to think about how to succeed in college without taking on excessive student debt.

https://www.financialfootball.com/

This fast-paced, sports-themed, interactive game engages students in quiz bowl-style questions to advance players up the field. Players can play against the computer or each other.

https://playmoneymagic.com/

Money Magic is designed to teach basic budgeting principles. The main character, Enzo, represents the human tendency to value short-term gratification. The game challenges students to balance immediate wants with long-term plans.

Goal Setting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8agsaXfHN4

This video breaks up the process of goal setting into 4 easy steps.

Organizational Skills

https://d3jc3ahdjad7x7.cloudfront.net/BfvViR0S4GQJ0d2SGGjtH4as7A0j431yRWomB0hdSJFGxzYE.pdf

This resource was created by middle school students, for middle school students. There are many different ways to organize anything. Everyone organizes in his or her own way. You have to decide which way of organizing is easiest and best for YOU! This resource includes tips and ideas that may help you decide how to BETTER organize your items for school.

Preparing for College

https://www.connectionsacademy.com/support/resources/article/top-8-college-prep-tips-middle-school-high-school

While it's never too early to start laying the foundation for a successful college experience, middle school through high school is when the most important steps need to be taken. There are many things students and parents can start doing now to prepare for college, but it can be difficult to know where to begin.

https://studentaid.gov/resources/prepare-for-college/checklists/middle-school

Junior high school or middle school is a great time for students to take control of their college preparation. Find out what students and parents can do to start building a strong academic record and a healthy savings account.

Study Tips

http://www.sylvanlearning.com/blog/index.php/10-good-study-habits-new-school-year/

While having effective study skills may be overlooked on the academic journey, Sylvan sees this be the tipping point in making good students into great students. Sylvan has compiled a list of 10 good study habits for your tween or teen to help set him or her up for a productive school year.

Test Taking Strategies and Understanding Test Anxiety

Learning Style

https://www.how-to-study.com/learning-style-assessment/

Your preferred learning style is the way in which you learn best. Three learning styles that are often identified in students are Auditory, Visual and Tactile/Kinesthetic.

Test Anxiety

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/test-anxiety.html

This resource defines test anxiety and describes different ways that students can alleviate their test anxiety.

Time Management

https://gradepowerlearning.com/10-time-management-tips-students/

Good time management skills help students prioritize tasks so they are able to complete school work and assignments on time. Students are able to plan ahead, set aside the time they need for projects and assignments, and make better use of that time.

Tutorial Services

https://www.algebranation.com/mi/

Algebra Nation is a dynamic free resource now available to all Algebra 1 students and teachers in Michigan! Aligned to the Michigan Mathematics Standards by professors from Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan-Flint, Algebra Nation is customized to help students succeed in Algebra 1 and beyond.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.

https://www.imaginelearning.com/at-home-educator

Imagine Learning provides a complete suite of adaptive digital curriculum and assessment solutions for PreK-8 that delivers unmatched excellence in language development-accelerating learning across subjects for all students.

Middle School STEM Resources

Helpful STEM resources for middle school students.