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Old 09-19-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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The most common one I have seen is failing to really recognize the immaturity of high school students. Many young student teachers think that they will fare well in high school because “students will relate to me because I am young.” High school kids look (and sometimes act) like young adults—but in fact they are still children in most respects. Their capacity for decision making and planning is limited. Many of them are surprisingly naive and innocent. So don’r think you can be their “friend”. You are an adult and they are children, despite outward appearances. My advice is to maintain your adult persona at all times and keep a professional attitude and distance from your students. I don’t mean being unfriendly, but rather not being too chummy, if you know what I mean.
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