I think I have finally come to the point where I need to put them back in "school."
I have spent so much time researching the best methods, books, etc...that will interest them and keep them motivated. I have switched things that weren't working... but whenever I ask them to do something that makes them accountable for their learning (narrating, written narration) they balk and complain, telling me that I'm not teaching them if they have to teach me.
I am just at my whit's end...they say such hurtful things to me. I really don't know what to do.
I know that school will just teach them what they need to know for tests, which will soon be forgotten. I want better for them, but I don't feel that they respect me enough to have me as their "teacher," since I refuse to fill that "empty bucket."
I guess I am asking, pleading, for ideas on how to "light the fire" and how to garner their respect.