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

Ylva Sandberg Ylva.Sandberg at isd.su.se
Sun Jan 17 10:27:54 UTC 2016

Thanks. Wow! Really an example of "Much ado about nothing"...

Ylva Sandberg
PhD student/Lecturer

Institutionen f?r spr?kdidaktik,
Stockholms universitet
Department of Language Education,
Stockholm University
E-post: ylva.sandberg at isd.su.se<mailto:ylva.sandberg at isd.su.se>
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17 jan 2016 kl. 11:03 skrev "Francis Hult" <francis.hult at englund.lu.se<mailto:francis.hult at englund.lu.se>>:

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:

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