I think that this snippet from another thread needs it own topic. I hope that zgcf02 looks in here and tries to address this question. Was the problem that the kids didn't learn what you wanted or how you wanted? Kids don't think like adults. One of the toughest lessons that I am learning (hopefully) is that everybody learns differently. It is more than just teaching to the multiple modalities of learning that they throw at you in college courses. The auditory learners have different frames of reference for the words that adults may use. The tactile learners are forbidden from doodling more often than not. We do not have the time to provide the visual learners with the repeated demonstrations they need and they are distracted by the kinesthetic learners who are the bane of any discipline-oriented teacher. You must validate every one of these learning styles. More importantly, you must convince the kids that their style is valid and can lead to success. How do you do it?