Starting (and surviving) middle school may seem both exciting and scary. You are expected to act more mature than when you were in elementary school. You suddenly go from being one of the older kids in school to one of the youngest.
Just like elementary school, middle school is full of teachers. Teachers are great resources for advice, questions and learning – especially when you are new in school. They play a big role in your life, and it's important to show them respect in the ways listed below.
- Raise your hand instead of talking out loud.
- Do not pass notes.
- Pay attention to the teacher during class.
- Ask questions that show you're interested in what you're learning.
- Say thank you after class. It takes a lot of work for a teacher to prepare a lesson.
You will probably like some subjects or teachers more than others, and that's OK. Just remember that teachers do not exist to make your life miserable – they want to help you learn.
If you have a problem with a deadline or need help with a project or assignment, talk to your teacher. It's not hard to ask, and they can often help you with stress and time management problems.