This was part of a wonderful comment that Robert Harrell made on Ben Slavic’s blog. It is a good thing to remember!
We need to remember that most of our students still have limited vocabularies in English and are not used to critical evaluation of what they are experiencing. As a result they often misinterpret the lack of sensory over-stimulation in the classroom as “boredom” when they are actually experiencing withdrawal. Our society seldom supports deep, reflective thinking.