In a class of 30+ children, a teacher’s prime objective is to make sure that everyone is working to the best of their ability. Their attention is inevitably drawn to those that demand it, while the ones who have their head down and are working diligently may be left to ‘get on with it.’
Maybe later the teacher might realise that they have not paid enough notice to the ‘good’ ones and remind themselves to do so. But then the next lesson comes and the pattern can repeat itself. It requires concentrated effort and organisation to make sure that all the children receive the same care and attention. On a daily basis that is almost impossible. But on a weekly basis, it should be attainable with enough planning and forethought.
Parenthood is similar.
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