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I teach 6-7-and 8th graders. If any of them act immature, I shame them to
GROW-UP! The biggest problem is with my 6th graders who have a hard time
with my National Geographic Magazines. I quicky tell the "class" ( as I
won't single anyone out on the first offence) -if they cannot handle the
material, I will have to contact their parents and have them removed from the
class or give them an "alternate" (written) assignment. This usually shuts
them up and I can then continue to teach. I let them know that I am a
secondary teacher -if I wanted to teach elementary school, I would NOT be at
the middle school. I quickly get the 6th graders shaped up so I don't have
to be on their case the rest of the quarter. It's a tough adjustment for
many and I know I could be a little hard on them but I must get their
attention and respect as quick as I can- and this way works for me.
Kathy in Kalamazoo
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