A Teacher’s Most Useful Skill Is Compassion

What it really means when you tell yourself your students are ‘lazy’

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II get a lot of emails and private messages from people who have read my essay, “Laziness Does Not Exist,” and want to ask me for advice. Usually, I answer the questions in private, if I have the time, but I thought I’d share this one because it’s particularly unique, yet also…