Originally written May 03, 2012 on State of Hockey News:
As a teacher, you become familiar with a non-committal student.  A student where you can inform them they are behind in their work, and even provide them opportunity after opportunity to complete that work but nothing gets done.  You can try to use proximity to encourage him to finish but they're in no hurry.  They may be pleasant and even acknowledge the fact they are behind, but they do not work any faster or with any kind of urgency.  You can talk with them, and they'll provide you a series of excuses why they couldn't get to it.  They were working, forgot, had other work they needed to complete are just a few of the many reasons they will provide you; none of them all that convincing or worthy of being truly excused.  Its often very hard to tell if these kinds of students are just resisting doing the work out of spite or if they just lack the initiative to really get it finished (or in many cases, to even start it).  I wonder if the Minnesota Wild are starting to fee...
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