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At the end of the day, you ultimately aren’t in control of whether
your student succeeds or not. You can’t make them do work, you can’t
make them learn, and you definitely can’t make them start to care. You
can, however, influence all of those things through a caring
relationship with your students.Let your students know you care about them, and then give them the safe space to take risks rather than shutting down.Finally, sometimes when a student says, “nothing matters,” what they
really mean is “I don’t matter.” Be sure that your student knows they
matter, no matter what.