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as a teacher, What are the best ways to discipline middle school students? as a teacher, What are the best ways to discipline middle school students "FOR YOU" ^_* ???Dealing with Middle School...

as a teacher, What are the best ways to discipline middle school students?

as a teacher, What are the best ways to discipline middle school students "FOR YOU" ^_* ???
Dealing with Middle School Students,,, difficult or easy for you and WHY?!

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I always tried to treat the students with respect initially, then demand it in return.  The best way to discipline a middle school student is, to quote my husband, "play offense and not defense." 

The most important thing in dealing with middle school students it to work hard up front to build a positive relationship with them.  Once that is done discipline problems will decrease dramatically, but not disappear.  It is important to keep in mind that you should be a calm, non argumentative force and continue to treat a student with respect even as they misbehave.  Your anger will only fuel...

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thewanderlust878 | Student

I also agree with many of the above posts... Middle school is a very awkward time for students, and this makes things difficult for not only the students but the teachers as well. This can cause unnecessary tension between teachers and students, when there doesn't need to be. 

I think that in terms of discipline, teachers need to be understanding and careful. I believe that they should remember their time as a middle school student, and realize that most kids have a difficult time during those years and are not bad kids; they might just be having a bad day, week, etc, and are not quite sure how to deal with their problems/ emotions like an adult yet, because they just got out of elementary school. 

Hope this helps!

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