What's so great about them, after all? Well, I've always said that Middle schoolers are ready to talk and ponder about the big issues, yet still yell, ‘Crayons!’ when the blessed colored wax sticks appear on their desk. Teaching middle schoolers is like working with a herd of wild fillies. You have to rein ‘em in and give them slack, rein ‘em in and give them slack. It’s harder to find a sub in middle schools then in any other grade level. Why? Because they’re crazy. And I love ‘em.
But why? I mean, they really are chemically crazy. They're wired for it. It's in their middle school DNA.
So why is it that we all love teaching this level? And what makes tweens and teens unique to teach in the educational world?
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