As I work as a tutor I get to see a lot of different things concerning learning. With online tutoring I work with older students who, for example, are genuinely keen to improve their mathematics knowledge/want to get the right grades. With face-to-face tutoring I work with younger students (as mentioned previously) who vary in their enthusiasm and commitment.
Recent experiences in the face-to-face environment have shown me that some students seem to ‘rule the roost’ when it comes to not cooperating and just doing as they please! No doubt such students might have genuine behaviour problems but certainly they show a complete lack of commitment to their learning needs. (I would say they are definitely old enough to know how important learning is!)
So, what are to be done with students who just ‘can’t be bothered’ and will leave the classroom whenever they please?
You thoughts, as always, are welcome!
PS How would you teach telling the time to those who have missed the opportunity in the curriculum? My thoughts on this in the next post!