I recently speaking to a coach and he was complaining that his students were not listening.
He simply was not enjoying coaching this particular group of athletes.
They were not good students.
I told him that there were no bad students, only bad teachers.
What I meant was that if students were not performing up to the teachers’ standards, the students don’t need to change, the teachers do.
If students are not grasping what we are teaching, we need to teach in a different way.
There is no “one way” to learn something. There are many ways. If one way doesn’t work, we need to try another.
As teachers, if we give up too soon, so will our students. And that doesn’t help anyone.