Hello, I am an English Education major looking forward to teaching very soon. I am currently in an adolescent psychology course and am working on a project in which I am supposed to collect answers from experienced teachers using an online medium. I am a secondary education major, but I will also be endorsed to teach middle school students. I am very excited about teaching at this level, but I am also apprehensive about some things. I know teachers are busy, but if you have time to answer one or two of the following questions or simply just give me some advice, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you! 1. Has your job become easier or more difficult over time? Why or why not? 2. Is it easier or more difficult to educate adolescents today? Why or why not? 3. What are the primary factors that impede the learning of adolescents in your classes? 4. How do you cope with the vast differences in learning styles amongst students in your classes? 5. What is your opinion of the extracurricular? Does it foster or hinder adolescent achievement? 6. What is your opinion of standardized tests? Tracking? 7. What is your opinion of adolescent part-time work? 8. Has parent involvement in the schools changed over time? 9. Do you find that parents generally work with, or against you, when problems arise? 10. What do you see as the biggest challenges in terms of educating adolescents in the future? 11. What are your views regarding the use of technology (e.g., computers; Internet) when educating adolescents?