I love David Geurin’s post on Twitter about students doing their best with the skills they have learned.
Geurin states, “Don’t write off students who struggle and label them as lazy or unmotivated. Instead, be curious about the skills they’re missing that we can teach them to help them succeed. Let’s assume the best about kids. Most of them want to succeed but may not have the tools … yet.”
I know from my own experience that students are doing the best they know and with support and guidance they will value your guidance tremendously. I had a few teachers who believed in me. Those were the teachers who gave me the best confidence and helped guide me to become a teacher.