Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tomaso answers "in his own words."

Our fireside this month will be about "Beyond the Golden Rule." Making up the poster for it, I came across the above answer given by a child, taking the question too literally. Teachers have to watch what they say. Take this answer, which my son gave in a test about the rules of flight and aviation for his Grade Seven class. The mistake the teacher made was to say, "in your own words." Thomas chose to say his words in Esperanto, which only got him a big question mark. The words were "Mi ne scias kio, cxi tio estas." which, translated, means, "I do not know what that is." Later, of course, we looked over the many YouTube videos on that principle and how it works. He had just forgotten what it was.

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