Teenage boys, in particular, from about the age of 5th grade on up, seem to feel life is grossly unfair (and it is!). Many of my students live in a “sea not of their own making.” No pretty metaphors can make it better, but…in their objections [insert eye rolls here] do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. There’s nothing to do but dive in. I wish I could reach them. but instead I’ll do my best to be present in their classroom lives. That’s what all students deserve again, and again, and again.
Source: Again, and again, and again.