Thursday, April 14, 2011

New World Order

Students would start a question or a statement or an answer with one of the following:
* This is probably stupid, but ...
* I'm probably wrong, but ...
* This may be a dumb question, but ...
* I'm probably insane, but ...

And I would either inwardly roll my eyes or widen them and wait for them to continue.

Students start a question/statement with the same as above.

My new response: "start over".
(repeat as often as needed until the demeaning preface is omitted).


  1. Mrs.G1:21 PM

    Has it improved your students responses/self esteem in the class?

  2. Actually, you know, I haven't heard sentences start that way lately. Hmmmm. I'm sure it'll come up again.