Each middle school grade presents its own set of unique challenges. Sixth-graders are the most dependent, and need a healthy dose of “hand-holding.” Seventh-graders are the most dramatic and highly unpredictable. Eight-graders are the most mature, motivated, and rational. Regardless of the grade, teaching within the middle school level is not for the faint of heart. It’s definitely a tough assignment, but the personal rewards are indescribable. If you seek a teaching assignment that will challenge you, on a daily basis, then you must consider joining the middle school level.
Via Patti Kinney