• Children Aren’t Lazy

    Sitting here watching a netflix documentary, I hear a teacher identify a student as “lazy” while comparing him to another young man who had better grades. Children aren’t lazy they lack the interest or motivation to participate in certain activities. This was the first year in my teaching career that I moved up with my students. Last year, I had a student who was not interested in History at all. She would purposely come to class late and out of uniform. She refused to complete her assignmnets, especially homework. She was what people would label, (like the lady in the documentary) “lazy”. I tried hard to make her comfortable in…