“Ms. Q, I don’t want to be distracted, but have you tasted this food called menudo?”
Sigh. Clearly, my student was not mesmerized by my explanation of the day’s geometry lesson. I headed off the menudo discussion, forcing us back toward angles and circles.
I keep hearing a new mantra about how we need to strive to get 100% of our students’ attention 100% of the time. I’m sorry, but this 100% chant sounds like crazy talk to me. I never sat through a single class in my life where I paid attention 100% of the time. The people advocating this idea just don’t understand the power of menudo.