I Got Middle Schooled

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  1. Amy Hill says:

    As a 23 year veteran of the 8th grade classroom, I couldn’t agree more, but I love it!

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  2. Danny says:

    Amy, as one of the products of your FIRST year teaching (back then you were in 10th grade), I’m proud to say that your hard work paid off and I did indeed make it to adulthood.

    And thanks to Mr. Forsythe, I can indeed locate Central America on a map. 🙂

  3. Connie says:

    The first 7 years of my teaching career took place primarily in a middle school. Would you please make your salary suggestion in the form of a motion at the next school board meeting?

  4. Judy says:

    I am a middle school teacher and I think the proctors got the bad end of the stick. That test was horribly long.

  5. Debby says:

    Yes, proctors have it tough. But those kids, having to sit in silence for 4 1/2 hours, under pressure to perform on tests that poorly assess the curriculum, and then have to do it again the next day, and the next day—they are the victims.

  6. Martha Springstead says:

    Taught middle school for 17 years and loved it, mostly. My theory has always been”you never have a better friend or a worse enemy for at least five minutes”! But she is right about the tat proctoring. whew!

  7. Vanessa Allison says:

    I have been a teacher assistant luckily for the 1st grade and helped with 3rd and 4th and proctored both. I totally believe every word you have said, because we taught them from the low grades how to punish the proctors. Just kidding!!!!! It is a challenge and yes you are right no teacher gets paid enough!!!!!!

  8. Bob Turmell says:

    Taught Middle School for 42 years.Can be stressful.
    What I learned from all of life is—-“There is no free lunch out there”—-
    “The stressless job does not exist.”
    There were times when fun was to be had and believe you me
    I took advantage of those times.
    Finally: 5% of the kids made 95% of the noise — the other 95% made 5% of the noise.
    Bob Turmell

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