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07 October 2010 @ 12:08 pm
Long ago and far away, when I was in elementary school...  
The school had a points system for discipline -- you got points for infractions, and after three points you were sent to the office.

So for example, not having a pencil was one point, not having done your homework was two points, fighting was three points, and so on.

What I never understood, and what no teacher was ever able to explain to me, was why being disruptive in class was a one-point offense, but being inattentive (presumably quietly, since you weren't being disruptive) in class was a two-pointer.
gh4acws on October 7th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
  • a kid is disruptive in class, that is not the teachers fault ( except that some super teachers manage to get them quiet sometimes)

  • however
  • if a kid is (quietly) inattentive then the presumption is, that the teacher failed to make his subject interesting.
As teacher one wants to discourage the latter idea.

  • I am cynical.
  • I originally studied to become a teacher.
  • I was often inattentive (as a pupil) because I was easily bored ( and possibly had ADD but nobody knew about that back then )

Edited at 2010-10-07 09:35 pm (UTC)