TEACHER: Millie give me a sentence starting with ‘I’.
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie…. Always say ‘ I am’.
MILLIE: Okay. I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.
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When you look at the dialog above, you can easily say that the teacher made a mistake not listening till the end what Millie had to say..
This short dialog got me thinking and I felt the need to share it with you guys.
I questioned myself. Did I ever do this to any of my students? Even if I didn’t like the answer I got, I had to be honest. The answer was a YES. As teachers we are so concentrated on the perfect sentence that we sometimes become impatient and interrupt our students immediately and correct them. It’s not like I do this all the time, but still.. Feels bad to know that I did it couple times. But thanks to this dialog a friend shared with me, I’ll be more careful with it in the future.
I am wondering if any of you experienced something like this. I can’t be the only one 🙂
If you did, would you please share it?