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Old 03-27-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Top 3 reasons you enjoy teaching middle school?


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Old 03-27-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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My top three reasons would be the kids, the kids and the kids!
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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1. Teach 1-2 subjects
2. I'm on a block schedule, so I get 90 minutes planning per day
3. Kids know how to use a tissue
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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I'm with Imalith....the kids!
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:51 AM
 
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1) the students!!!!
2) can use sarcasm
3) they can tie their own shoes and wipe their own noses


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Old 03-28-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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1. The Kids

I really like the way my students are still kids. They laugh at silly things and will break out in song at random moments. They also are fragile and get still get nervous or tear up if they feel overwhelmed. They are sweet, special, endearing, moody, engaging, incredibly obnoxious at times and genuinely thoughtful at other times. They are pretty special people.

2. The Curriculum

I love that I can put all of my energy into one subject area. I am the master of reading and writing. I do not have to worry about any other subject. All of my bulletin boards can be utilized for the same subject. I no longer feel pulled in five different subject area directions. I have narrowed my sights and dabble in one magical area: Language Arts.

3. The Structure of the School

I enjoy how the kids rotate independently from class to class. They store their belongings in a locker and have a lot of independence. There is a cafeteria and locker rooms. They choose to either sing or play an instrument; they do not have to do both. I get to hear instrumental and vocal music ringing out in the hallways. There is a great deal of unity and school spirit in our building. It is all pretty incredible.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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1. The kids still like to be kids, but they won't admit it.
2. Planning for one subject only is the best!
3. They are much better with independent work in 7th and 8th grades.
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definitely the kids
Old 03-28-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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I love the sense of humor of teens...and they at least groan when YOU tell a bad joke!

I love that they can be so mature and so immature within a few seconds of each other. I still use stickers on papers from time to time - you'd think they'd died and gone to heaven when I do. So much for the maturity!

I love that you can be dramatic or sarcastic - basically over the top - about something and they get it. I do a lesson on making sure to read body language and to listen for the tone of voice near the start of the year. It's always a big hit and it really get the point across.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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1. I love the age group. Older than elementary so that (hopefully) do not wet themselves, but most not involved hardcore with the sensual/drug influence of high school.

2. You can still have crazy fun in Middle school, later 8th grade you start to hear "I'm too cool to do this or that class activity..."

3. My wife thinks that level is where my maturity stopped, so I am mentally among peers (hopefully this one is a joke - haha).
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reason #3 = best answer ever


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