Look at me

There wa an interesting snippet in the paper a couple of days ago which is worth bearing in mind for teachers.

They did some research with kids and told half of them to look at the teacher when the teacher was telling them something, and told the other half that looked away. The half that looked away understood more.

Seems that maybe if kids avert their gaze from the teacher they may be able to process the information they are hearing better.


What about the ones that stare lifelessly at the floor, slack jawed and empty eyed, with a hanging, glistening globule of nose juice dribbling onto their upper lip, resniffed over and over again. It hangs defiant of gravity until relieved by the flick of a tongue, a savoring chew and a satisfied swallow.

I always pegged them for the smartest…