Many of your children have the ability to achieve well in school but they just don’t have the motivation. They lack the initiative to do their best. This comes from a lot of reasons one they could be absolutely bored in school. I had a student who was on a 6th grade math level, but he was in 4th grade so he was completely bored during Math class. I had to find a way to challenge him, so that he didn’t complete the 4th grade work in 5 mins and have nothing left to do.
Some times they are distracted by other things going on in their lives such as parents fighting, divorce, sometimes even abuse so they just can’t concentrate. Another reason could be an undiagnosed learning disability. There are so many things that go into a child’s learning that have to be taken into consideration.
Remember you have been put in charge of the students in your classroom for the school year they are there so it is your responsibility to the best of your ability to find out the way they learn best or what you can do to help them succeed.
Teachers have a great responsibility and as parents you need to make sure your child’s teacher is doing what they need to do to help your student completely succeed.
Above all be a parent who is involved in your students education.