Addressing Students' Frustrating Responses: "I Can't Do This!"

by John Mark Kuhns

When students tell you they canโ€™t do something, what are they really saying? Whatโ€™s behind the expression of defeat? John Mark suggests three possibilities: the student may be expressing a belief about people in general; the student may be dealing with a unhealthy reliance on the teacher; or the student may be expressing a fear of failure. He also gives suggestions on how to respond.

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CONTRIBUTOR: John Mark Kuhns


Teachers Week 2021
Publication Date: August 12, 2022
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