Situation: Sitting in a cafe with a senior literature class, taking a break from the rigors of Short Story Masters and literary elements. Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” plays on the overhead music. Teacher: I was in … Continue reading
Student: If Jesus can walk on water, and Humans are 70% water. Then if I walk on humans, am I 70% Jesus?
Situation: A U.S. History teacher is working with students on a project where they research a historical character then portray them as if in a wax museum. Other students enter the classroom and push a button and the student recites … Continue reading
Situation: Student who enjoys reading words backwards has theory on Eddie Murphy’s comedy, i.e. his comedy routine with ice cream and “you’re under welfare, you can’t afford it!” Student: Do you know what “Haagen Dazs” sounds like when read backwards? … Continue reading
Situation: Student making small talk with teacher during study hall. Student: Say ‘Jesus’ backwards. Teacher: Uh … “Sus-sej” Student: Yeah! Ha! “Sausage”
Situation: A carcass of a beaver is found in a nearby creek by a group of students. One student asks if it’s a beaver or an otter, for which the teacher doesn’t have an answer but promises to find out. … Continue reading