Me: "______, I need you to problem solve."
Student is clumsy for another 15 seconds before successfully untangling chair legs and putting up his chair.
Me: "Now straighten out that desk."
No coddling here. We need to get these sixth graders ready for seventh grade and beyond!
Just another teaching moment after the last bell on a Friday. Sometimes the only thing I can manage to say is: I so teach sixth grade!