One of the most common times for students to be off task is when teachers (or other students) present solutions to class work or homework. A main cause of this is teachers assuming they should review something rather than assessing whether they should. That’s why many off-task students are those who’ve already completed an assignment successfully. Teachers, not intentionally but certainly effectively, are thus wasting these students’ time and stifling their academic progress. Who can blame students for then tuning out if not acting out?
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