As part of an evaluation project on which we're currently working at the ol' place of employment, I've recently been conducting classroom observations at several public schools. As a long-time early childhood person, it's been--literally--just about 20 years since I've spent any time in high schools. That's changed quite a bit over the past two weeks.
Kindergarten & 10th grade are very different beasts.
(these are the insightful, scholarly revelations I have, resultant of extensive, systematic observations)
Five-year-olds say things to their teachers like, "Do you want to come to my birthday party this weekend?" Fifteen-year-olds say things to their teachers like (and I quote): "Aw man, Coach [male teacher] ... gettcha some."
Anyway, this morning I snapped the photo on the left in the hallway of one of the high schools.