You know who I'm talking about....the ones who have a huge learning gap, sometimes IEPs or 504s, a short attention span, and don't seem to care about their grades. I feel like I am beating a dead horse with these kids! I love them, but I feel like literally nothing I've taught them has gotten through to them this year! I teach fourth grade, and we are now on fractions and decimals. These kids still can't multiply and have barely memorized their multiplication facts! I try to work with them and give them as much attention as possible! But, the reality is, there is an expectation of what it to be learned in 4th grade, and I can't slow down the whole class of 22 students for the sake of 5 or 6. I pull them into a small group, I question them during the lesson, I pair them with higher students....I am trying, but every day I go home feeling like I need to be doing more for them! Obviously, differentiation is important, and I do that as much as possible, but I still have to teach those core lessons that are past their abilities. Do others feel this way?