As I have been exploring how to apply PoLT principles in the ESL classroom, I came across http://www.beyondmonet.ca/ch3_4.html . This is a site recommended for further reading in the PoLT Online Professional Learning resource. It highlights the importance of considering the needs of all individuals in our classes. While some interpret care as the need for academic stimulation, others see “care” as something more related to the heart. The response to the question: “Does my teacher care about me?” may have similar answers from a number of students, but very different implications. Knowing our students will help in developing effective programs to enhance their learning.