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1. I agree with you!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:47 PM
Feb 21

I taught HS Chem for 20+ years. Juniors can handle on-level Chemistry but Sophomores not so much. It's a matter of concrete thinking as well as maturity.

I retired last May but earlier this school year I did a long-term sub job at a school in my district. At this school sophomores took on-level Chem while at the school I retired from taught juniors. The juniors were much better able to grasp the abstraction. Maturity was a real issue with the sophomores - fart noises during exams, kicking tables, knocking papers on the floor, leaving a mess behind. I was never so glad to have a job finish - and won't do another long-term sub job. I'm supposed to be retired!

I still sub a couple days a week but that's my limit - unless it's for a teacher in my old department. It's great to be back "home" for a little while but not every day.

I agree with you! QED Feb 21 #1
Good to hear they listened to you! elleng Feb 21 #2
They Didn't Really Listen To Me ProfessorGAC Feb 21 #3
gotcha elleng Feb 21 #4
Wow IbogaProject Feb 21 #5
I'm Just A Sub ProfessorGAC Feb 21 #6
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