7th Grade Slump
I'm sure there are others who have experienced the "7th Grade Slump" where students loose their minds during 7th grade. Students who have otherwise done well, had no behavioral problems, and were a joy to teach suddenly turn into their evil twin!
We see it year after year in our school. We often joke about how we couldn't "stand" a student in the 7th grade only to absolutely love them in the 8th!
I'd love to hear other people's experience with this and what they did to help these little "evolving" beings along in their growth!