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However, there is a mentality I noticed in my 8th grade that I had inherited
2 years ago. It is the POWER of a combined group of students disrupting the
class. Singly they know they cannot stand and they have figured out if they
disrupt together it is harder to discipline the perpetrators. A few weeks
ago, Wizzle gave excellent advice... "Art for those who have the
self-control; written assignments for those who don't". Look it up in the
archives. She is right. I have done this myself and it works. BUT BE
CONSISTENT and don't let them sweet talk you out of it. They may sense they
can manipulate you and they sure will try.