[Edling] A twist on student-teacher classroom interaction...

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sun Jan 17 09:26:39 UTC 2016


The New Yorker



Li'l Donald



Mrs. Abernathy called the roomful of eleven-year-olds to order and told them to open their math books to page thirty-one. Her eyes scanned the class and came to rest on a stocky boy beneath a dome of golden hair, who was making grotesque faces at a girl in leg braces.



“Donald! What is the square root of a hundred and forty-four?”



The boy turned his attention to the teacher with sleepy-eyed indifference.



“I’m sorry, what did you say?”



“What is the square root of a hundred and forty-four?”



“Do I know the square root of a hundred and forty-four? Is that what you’re asking me? Of course I do. It’s absurd that you would even ask me that.”



Full story:
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/lil-donald?intcid=mod-most-popular
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