6th – 12th Grade

Many individuals between the ages of twelve through eighteen naturally possess a strong desire to follow their own reasons for completing tasks rather than having a purpose imposed upon them. Some may suffer from a fragile self-esteem and need encouragement from adults, while others are instilled with an uncontrolled confidence. These factors pose special challenges for teachers and school administrators. While certain students struggle to fit in and notice hypocrisy in adults, they become motivated to rebel against school staff and parents. Add to that fact that many teenagers are sensitive about their bodies due to puberty, some thrive on rituals and many prefer independence from adults. These many factors create a difficult environment in which to teach any topic.

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