When Good SOLEs Go Bad
- Even though they helped design the question, it’s not as interesting as they thought
- They’re tired of presenting (or bored by it)
- They’re struggling with the research and it’s frustrating them
- It’s an off day
The last option is the worst one, in my opinion. Maybe not every teacher has these, but I certainly did. Days where I just couldn’t connect with my students, and they couldn’t connect with me. Luckily, they’re rare, and if that’s the case, sometimes you just have to shrug it off and move on to a better day tomorrow. However, if it’s one of the first three, there are concrete steps you can take to alleviate the problem.