Sometimes doing new things can be daunting. It’s intimidating, frustrating, and can lead to feelings of inferiority of the subject or of the teacher. This road block is nothing new.
It stems from fear.
Mostly fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, or fear of rejection. Perhaps combinations of these fears. So we avoid the pain.
In an attempt to minimize pain, we demote this intimidating subject as something unimportant and therefore care less and less about it. In return, this attitude protects our ego.
This is the driving force behind the dejected learner. Soon this process becomes second nature and is the first line of defense for ANYTHING that comes their way that is perceived as causing pain.
It’s a vicious cycle. As teachers, we must fight against it.