In my work at a public high school, I often come across students who don’t talk to their teachers. Does this seem odd to anyone else? They seem to think that their teacher doesn’t like them or that they will be bothering their teacher if they ask them to talk after class. Sometimes, these are legitimate reasons, however, I think the real issues here are:

  1. Using excuses for not getting work done or for doing well in a class
  2. Not having the maturity or understanding of how to handle social situations

A colleague of mine has written a great article on this very subject. Click here to read about the 4 Top Reasons Teens Don’t Talk to Teachers and see if you agree.

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