I always supported the idea that if a teacher is willing, eager and motivated, sooner or later the most demotivated students will respond but unfortunately this year I realised that a teacher, no matter how idealistic, eager, motivated she is needs some leader students who will help her to make others want to learn. Ironic, isn’t it?
This year I’m the same teacher, yet I have two groups of very unmotivated teenagers and nothing moved them to go a bit further.
I feel exhausted.
I feel I’m losing my creativity.
I feel I’m losing my hopes, my optimism.
Nothing worked well with them. Technology, traditional ways, challenges, games, movies…
Is it the same everywhere? Hope it isn’t.
I just want my students back!