When I was in school, I made all A's and B's and I would have been horrified to make a C or lower. So I've had to come to terms that not all of my students are going to be like me. However, I don't know what to think of all these students that consistently make D's or F's on my tests. How much of this should I attribute to me as a teacher and how much should a attribute to lack of studying or care? I know that math is hard for many students. I try my best to explain everything clearly. I use visuals. I post the class notes on my website for them to go over if they didn't get it in class. I offer times they could come to me for tutoring. I tell them what is going to be on the test and what they need to study. I've emailed parents about tutoring times offered by the school. I give them options of doing a retake if they bomb a test. They seem to understand it during class. But half my class still makes D's or F's on the test! Is there something else that I should be doing? Or do I eventually have to realize that I cannot force a kid to apply themselves to learning if they don't want to? I know I'm going through the material fast - but I feel like I have so much I'm pressured to get through by the end of the year, and I can't slow down much more than I am now. What do I do about these students??