Do students care about learning? The answer: It depends.
The adage is true: Students don’t care what you know until they know that you care. Most teachers do not realize that their success depends on good relationships and motivation.
Teachers extend invitations to learning when they create curiosity, desire, and challenge. Students think of themselves as classroom contributors when they share their ideas. When students sense that their ideas are significant, meaningful, or relevant they feel valued. They also feel affirmed when they believe that they are accepted and psychologically safe in the classroom.
Do students care about learning? The answer is a resounding affirmative when the above factors are in play.