Middle school girls often start the year academically ready and eager for the year. Then the hormonal balance goes haywire. Suddenly they start to drift. They are not looking at me anymore. There eyes are focused on some skinny kid across the classroom. They giggle a lot. Sometimes the boy looks back at them. They giggle more. Their brains have gone tharn or thither and attempts to get them back capture their attention only for the briefest moments.
Eduhonesty: Our boys and girls would do better in single-sex middle schools. There are days when I am tempted to hang a sheet across the room. I am 100% certain that “Catrina” would do better if the possible objects of her affection were behind a dark, king-sized curtain.