Communication is key to teaching successfully. Today, a ten year old girl was standing outside the door to my classroom. I asked her to come in, she wouldn’t talk to me. So, thinking this might be a “girl thing”, I asked her to come to the back of the room and have a chat with me because, communication is key. The conversation went like this:
Me: Is something wrong?
Student: (Stares at me)
Me: You’re not in trouble, are you upset about something at the moment? (Very reassuring)
Student: (Begins to bend over)
Me: Are you feeling sick?
Student: (Throws up on carpet) All better now!!
Me: (slightly nauseated) You’re welcome…