boys and maturity

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  1. teacherhoosier

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    I wish some of my boys would mature..it's driving me batty...my girls have come a long way, but some of my boys..wow..good..got that vent out and now it is back to work for me..
     
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  3. MrsC

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    ...and I wish some of mine weren't quite so mature.
     
  4. Securis

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    I must quip that this 'maturity' you desire may never happen at any age.
     
  5. teacherhoosier

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    Securis, I know..crazy isn't it...
     
  6. bondo

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    Girls to mature quicker than boys, hopefully they will come through soon.
     
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    Do you mean maturity, or obedience?
     
  8. MrsC

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    Good question, 3Sons; the two are often used interchangeably in a school setting.
     
  9. DrivingPigeon

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    I just wish they would take it down about 100 notches. Colleges need to educate teachers on how to teach boys. My university didn't really talk about the difference, and I have 14 boys in my class this year. I'm going bananas!
     
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    Boys are definitely unique. I find, being a male myself, I sometimes can relate and find humor in their humor. Farts are funny and blood is cool - no matter HOW old a guy gets. :)
     
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    I have 14 boys as well in my class (7 girls). I'm getting another boy in two weeks! The energy level and competitiveness in my room is sometimes off the charts.
     
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    You may be waiting quite a long time for that :).
     
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    So true! I'm still waiting for my 44 year old husband to grow up :lol:.
    Farts and blood never get old for him.
     
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    My whole class is all boys... I have 9 of them that range in age from 5-11 and it can definitely be taxing. Any time anyone passes gas (and I swear that they can all fart on cue) it leads to a good five minutes of hysterical laughter. It has been hard for me being a young female, but maybe that works in my favor a bit because I know a few of them are mesmerized by pretty women lol.

    I went to a really interesting workshop at a Sp Ed conference this year on positive intervention strategies to use when dealing with boys to decrease behavior issues, because let's face it. Nine times out of ten when you have a behavior issue it is a male and males strongly outweigh the female population in Sp Ed. I learned some really neat stuff. I try to find common subjects that I can talk with them about and that helps. I earn major points when I can say to them, "Did you see John Cena last night on wrestling?" Still... There are days I want to pull my hair out with them lol
     
  15. teacherhoosier

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    I have 3 in particular..2 of them are ok for the most part but have their moments, but one is downright immature...v. bright academically, but in terms of attention span and following directions..it's crazy..he's the youngest one in my class (he doesn't turn 6 until April)..I'm hoping something kicks in these last months of school..he's doing ok in K, but when he gets to 1st and 2nd grade and has to start applying himself, that's when he's going to have a problem if he doesn't mature some...
     

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