I interview for a high school social studies position in my district tomorrow. I have mixed feelings: on the one hand it is the subject that made me want to become a teacher---finally! I stand a good chance of getting a job offer, but before I consider it I need some input. I currently teach 7th grade and I love the middle grades level: intellectual enough to really engage but young enough to still use elementary techniques with regard to behavior management. Some things that I have borrowed that work well with my 7th graders are weekly behavior logs, table points (group points), and then consequences range: time out area, assigned seats in cafeteria, silent lunch, being sent to a buddy teacher's room, etc. I like to have a myriad of interventions so that I rarely ever have to refer. I have no clue what to use for secondary. I have no experience in a high school classroom other than own personal and to the best of my recollection 9th grade was the only grade that had any behavior issues and those kids were just sent to a chill out room (beats me if this school still has one---it used to because I frequented it myself in 9th grade). Seems like (at least if memory serves me right) my 10th, 11th, 12th grade classrooms had no discipline issues whatsoever--or maybe I no longer had them and didn't pay attention to that aspect anymore. I am hesitant about moving up because I don't want to lose all of the cute little upper elementary based ideas that I have adopted and modified. I almost feel like tossing those is like trashing a piece of me. The other thing is, take 9th grade World crammed into one semester. For middle schoolers, they get all of 6th and 7th to cover it! I'm nervous that I wouldn't be able to accomplish anything of any real depth with them! So has anyone worked both middle and secondary? How do you deal with the crunch for time (2 9 weeks per course)? How would behavior plans differ so as to be taken seriously by much more mature students? I personally would've loved things like table points in high school, but I've never heard of anyone doing them in secondary!