NOT ONE DAMN STUDENT did it. I was.....flabbergasted. Elie gave a tremendous speech about morals, politics, humanity, and how to improve our world and they just blew it off. I was shocked.
Blowing off work is inexcusable. It never stops bothering me when my students fail to appreciate something as much as I do. But over the years, I've come to accept that most students will NOT love the same things I do or "get" the importance I see in them. Their experience with the material will be different and I would argue it should be different. I still get upset and the kids need to see me disappointed in order to understand how valuable whatever it was that they ignored truly is. I remind students that they should worry about the teachers who are unmoved when their students fail to demonstrate learning and interest.