As a child transitions from a young age to early adolescence, their perception of morality changes based on their environment and experiences. They go from thinking about what is best for them to what they need to do or obey in order to have society keep order. When children enter middle school, they are starting to be aware of the world around them and keeping that in order. Teachers notice then when students act in a way that will be approved by their peers, but will also keep order within the classroom. Kohlberg named this theory of morality conventional and believed that this was when someone would “uphold laws and rules to gain social approval or maintain social order” (Myers, 2013, p. 194).