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Useful information for Pupils 2

Things teachers say:

· What do you think you’re doing? This is not actually a question at all. Do not fall into the trap of explaining yourself. Merely apologise and put the hamster back in its cage.

· When you’ve quite finished. Anything else you’d like to do or can we start working now? Note these are trick questions and there are no correct answers.

· That’s really interesting. This either means stop interrupting or I haven’t a clue what you’re talking about.

· Which comedian wrote this on the board? Warning this does not imply your teacher feels you have a brilliant career ahead of you making people laugh. He wants revenge.

· Pay attention – should not be accompanied by a note requesting money.

7 Comments:

Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

Try this. Write on your black(or white) board -
"This sentence is not written on the black(or white)
board"

Then ask the kiddywinks whether the sentence is true or not.

PS I don't book myself in as anyone's blog follower without asking their permission . . . particularly of bloggers older than I, who were 17 BEFORE BEETHOVEN WAS BORN!

10:21 AM  
Blogger C.J.Duffy said...

Pay attention – should not be accompanied by a note requesting money.

LOL!!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Dr FTSE I never ask questions I don't know the answers to unless I can think of a suitable lie.

Beethoven was such a prude such is genius I suppose. But feel free to follow if you know how it's all a mystery to me like light bulbs and motor cars.

CJ does that stand for lots of lollypops?

4:57 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

DB Sue where DB stands for "Double Barreled"

Thank you for your very kind comment on "Pearls". Not wanting to toot my own trumpet (tuba??), but any poems I post on the Homeopathic Poems blog have been published in one poetry mag. or another over the last 200 years of a grievously misspent youth. Average payment (to me!) about 50 old shillings.

I will follow your blog, if I can figure out how to join your disciples. I think you are sooo brave, just being a school teacher. The BBC News today tells me that 25% of teachers have had to fight off accusations of inappropriate conduct made against them by pupils.

Today's "let my comment through" word is "Bevonif" which I think is Hungarian for "Happy 236th birthday"

6:57 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Not a teacher but a poet-illustrator who visits schools. In my previous incarnation I worked in special needs as I have first hand experience of such.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

Hello Sue.

The link to the second poem that you seemed not to find, takes you to someone's blog. If you got that far, the poem (by Noel Coward) is well down the blog. You should get there by scrolling down.

BBC Radio 4 started a drama in short episodes at 7.40pm each evening about folk meeting in internet chatrooms. Highly topical following the recent dreadful case in Sedgefield. (First episode was on Monday 2nd Nov.) I'm suspicious of "Tom" already!

Your work with Special Needs children sounds arduous but rewarding. One of my sons-in-law does similar, with very badly handicapped children.

Best wishes

RC-W

12:03 PM  
Blogger Nicole Braganza said...

1, 2 and 3 I have heard all my life!

3:51 PM  

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