As you stand in front of your classroom, looking at the faces of your students, you feel a sense of pride as you present your lesson. Students are responding to you, they seem to be “getting it”, and you are feeling more confident in your abilities each day. However, there seem to be a few students in each one of your classes that are not getting it. These students are restless, jittery, and talkative some days…and lethargic, inattentive, and “zoned out” on other days. You find yourself wondering, “What’s wrong with him?” Here are some reasons why your students are not responding to you the way that you would like…and what you can do about it:
2. Their diet
Unfortunately, the problem may be none of the above, and the student is just not equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in your class. If you find that this is the case...try to remediate the student as much as you can!