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I'm also guessing you see them at the top of the
social hierarchy or "top dogs" at your school.
I'm in agreement with Bunki on this one...move 6th grade to a middle
school, and they really are teachable. I might go so far as to say
loveable, but totally clueless. However, I found it fairly easy to
appeal to their desire to be considered grown up when discussing any
difficult issues, such as religion, or nudity in classical statues, by
reminding them that they were in the middles school now, and I expected
them to have mature attitudes and take things seriously. They puffed up
like my breakfast Kashi, and did!
Actually, often the same tactic works with 8th grade if you remind them
that they are almost in the hs...
-- Charlotte Griswold griswald charlotteg.ca.us
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