Ben Lev this post might interest you since you are just getting to know a new class tomorrow. Also Craig your classes may enjoy this. This is information that builds bridges with students:
Sometimes, right about this time of year, kids start to think that you don’t like them. But it’s never that simple. Consider: if you are an auditory teacher – and you are if you use CI – and many of your students are visual learners, having been pushed out of their natural learning style over the years by visual teachers in visual buildings with visual textbooks made by visual people), they are obviously not as comfortable as the auditory kids in the classroom and they start to shut down.