Teaching the Most Difficult Students
In a previous post, I Don’t Want to Be Taught, I wrote about reaching students who don’t seem to want to comply and learn. Well that was just on the surface and there’s so much more to the process than just a few simple steps. So if you’re on board with wanting to try and reach those very hard to reach students, this is the place to be. Each day I will try and go through another step of the process. Each step is based on my own research and experience. I’m not someone sitting somewhere writing articles about something that I’ve never done, and I’m also not a practitioner who has never added the empirical research to my own experiences. Hopefully these steps help. And if they help just one teacher or just one student, I’ve made a difference which is really what counts. And here’s a really important thing to remember; nobody has all the answers. I’ve worked with a lot of students and hopefully made some good, but I’m not perfect. We are dealing with real people and if anybody tells you that they can reach everyone they’re not being truthful. But, just because nobody can reach everyone doesn’t mean that it’s not worth trying. The people who I’ve really connected with in education are those who are up for the challenge and really desire to help those who need it the most.
Remember that some students would get to where they’re going without teachers or the hard work that they do. But other students won’t get to where they should get to without the very hard work that teachers can do to get them there. And like I’ve said before, this is very hard work and it’s not easy. But I know that there are many teachers out who very much want to help students who could be getting so much more from school and it is for those people who I’m writing these tips.