If a student falls asleep in class...
- There is a saying attributed to Mao but I've been unable to verify it. "If a
student falls asleep in the classroom, take a long sharp stick and poke the
You see, I think we're blaming the wrong person for being bored in the
classroom. We shouldn't first suspect the student. We should first suspect
Poke the teacher.
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- I think Teacher Dave may be on to something here.
A joke widely circulating in Chinese universities these days is:
"Some people talk in their sleep.� ESL teachers are people who talk in other people's sleep."
We all must be the change we want to see in the world.