...the one who can't seem to listen with the rest of the class?
So, when I give an instruction, I have to give it twice....
The one who somehow thinks s/he is too intellectually gifted or special for your low-level class?
I have that student -- and s/he is making me nuts. I have to repeat EVERY general class direction. I'd think that maybe s/he has a hearing problem, but s/he sits near the front of the class. It is that s/he isn't paying attention and isn't good at multi-tasking.
Well -- today I got a good laugh when I peeked at her/his quiz. We do a review session before the quiz. My quiz questions are taken from homework questions. They asked some good questions in review -- good enough that they hit at least two or three of the quiz questions.
The non-listening student muffed the answers we'd JUST discussed.
When I hand them back in class, I'm going to make a point of telling them that we discussed certain questions in class --- of course, s/he won't hear that -- but, I suspect s/he will ask a stupid question (and yes, I do think there are stupid questions, like when they ask a question I've just answered) and I'll get to tell her/him that the rest of the class got it right, due to the class discussion immediately before the quiz.
Tuesday is going to be sweet!