By far the greatest words heard on this trip were exactly that – “Sir/Madame – Teach me how…” followed by some skill, idea, concept, etc.
Although every kid has not reached out and asked us a question – the impact is shown when some are. In India, the schools generally don’t allow for questions or clarifications, as this is a sign of a lack of understanding/not paying attention on the part of the student. As a teacher, the asking of questions is essential to me conveying a complete understanding of the material and ensuring that each student has had a chance to feel that they have a grasp of each concept.
Teach me how… it’s not a phrase I will soon forget.
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