As a student in your English class, I wanted to make you aware of a few things. In case you hadn't noticed, generally...
I’m well behaved (most of the time).
I want to have fun.
I may or may not want to learn English.
I enjoy talking and doing tasks with my classmates.
I don’t want to look stupid.
I don’t like using a course book, it’s boring and it sucks.
I want praise from the teacher.
I want my classmates to see how clever I am.
But if I don’t understand or am bored,
I’ll play with my phone / classmates / ask to go to the bathroom .
I’ll start day-dreaming.
I’ll feel stupid for not understanding.
I might ask my friends what you’re saying, if I care enough.
You’ll have to work hard to get my attention back.
I’ll think you’re a bad/inconsiderate/uncaring teacher and resent you.
I’ll start to hate learning English.
So that's me. Thanks for listening.
As a teacher, how do you take your students' personalities and motivations into account?