At our school, we share our middle school area with 6th, 7th and 8th grade. However, there’s a HUGE difference between 6th and 7th/8th grade. Sixth graders go from three teachers to five. There transition time between classes is quicker and their classes are quicker. They have more responsibilities and more expectations.
So, this assignment is not only empowering for our 7th (soon to be 8th) graders, but they are able to give honest advice for our newbies.
Between you and me…you learn a lot about your own teaching as well!