Are you often bored in class and cannot wait for school to be over? Are the subjects too hard, the classes too crowded or the teachers too uncaring?

Why Are You Bored?

This first step usually involves asking why you feel this way. Four of the main reasons students complain of being bored at school are because they are under-challenged, under-motivated, feel unconnected or are lacking the skills they need. It could also mean because:

  • You don’t like what you are doing in school.
  • You don’t want to do what the teacher is asking you to do.
  • You don’t understand how to do your work.
  • The assignment doesn’t make sense to you.
  • You don’t have the skills needed to keep up with the rest of the class.
  • You are depressed or anxious.
  • You feel like the teacher doesn’t like/understand/listen to you.

Is Being Bored Always a Bad Thing?

Researchers suggest boredom may be an important way of identifying creative students, who because they are quick  to sort through and retain information easily become bored. Perhaps, you are bored because of the way material is being presented and do not feel fully engaged in a class. 

One way will be to discuss with your parents and teachers on ways to help you tap into your creativity, get tested for giftedness, or ascertain if you have a learning disability.

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In truth, school can be boring at times, but you can’t just quit because of this. You will need encouragement to help you stick with something that you may find boring at first. Over time, you will see yourself becoming more engaged and interested in the task at hand.

Further, when you recognise that learning is not always exciting and can sometimes be a little dull; this will encourage you to become more committed to the learning process and will allow you find new ways to approach material you find boring.

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