There is a question that I always forget to ask myslef when dealing with students…”
What happened the night before?”
For me this is a big one. I usually just assume things are going great for them and that their parents are perfect and that nothing is going on at home so they should be acting perfect while in my class. But I often forget that they could have had a fight with their parents, got grounded, didn’t get to even see their parents, never heard I love you, etc…you get my point.