Have you ever had a student that you just can’t seem to get along with, no matter what?
Ugh, it’s so frustrating. I don’t know what else to do. Our relationship has gotten progressively worse over the last few weeks, and I can’t quite explain how or why.
He’s a funny kid, pretty smart, athletic. But he’s also one of those kids who’s still talking when you ask everyone to stop, or wandering around the classroom when he should be in his seat. Which means he’s always the person I’m getting on to.
I want us to get along. I want class to go smoothly. I want to be able to joke and talk with him like I do with my other students, but he just doesn’t respond to me. I don’t want to hear him mumbling to his friends about how much he hates me or my class.
He’s that one kid I just can’t connect with.
There are ten weeks left, and I don’t know how to make it through them. Unfortunately, this is what has been occupying my brain on this Monday afternoon.
How do you reach that one kid?
I’m trying to write for 31 days straight with the Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Wish me luck!!