Hands Up if you think that “Hands Up” is an Offensive Classroom Practice!

Sometimes the sheer STUPIDITY of an idea seems totally incredible!

Hands up if you agree!

Oh, dear, some of you haven’t raised your hands.

Are you uncertain of the answer? Are you anxious about it? Is it inducing depression?

Apparently so!

The latest deep and meaningful idea to hit the world of education suggests irreparable damage to the psyche of students by sheer public humiliation. How? By asking students who KNOW the answer to NOT put their hands up, so that those who DON’T know the answer don’t feel like second-rate classroom citizens.

Is THIS what we’ve come to?

How very pathetic!

What an insult to teachers Australia-wide!

Teachers, you see, are clever people. Perceptive people. Sensitive people. They understand the students in their classroom. They know when to push for an answer, when to glide around a student to avoid embarrassment, when to push and push and push to challenge a student to extend himself or herself.

Teachers, I repeat, are clever people.

Let’s give them the ENORMOUS credit that they deserve.

RIGHT NOW!

Hands up if you agree!

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