1. When you have a student who is significantly squirrelier/distracted/spacier than average for their age group and it is impacting their ability to learn in the classroom. You try your toolbox strategies and also mention to the parents what you're observing. The parents' solution is "keep them back from recess and make them finish the work." Noo.... you're missing the point. 2. Kids in lower elementary saying "I don't know how to color." Kid, you're very young! We're not holding you to Rembrandt standards yet! 3. Having to justify and explain every little thing we do in class. What standard are we fulfilling by this traditional school activity?