If you are or have ever been a student this has most likely happened to you. You are sitting in class and the teacher asks a question. You have no idea what the answer is so you don't raise your hand but you're not worried because everyone around you has their hand up. You know the teacher wouldn't possibly call on you with all the other kids eager to answer, right? WRONG. Of course the teacher just has to call on you when clearly you do not know the answer. They had so many people to chose from but apparently they either really wanted to hear from you or they just wanted to make you look dumb.
This has happened to me before and I, for one, absolutely hate it! If I know the answer, then I raise my hand. If I don't, then I keep my hand down. Simple as that. Why do teachers insist on calling on us when it is obvious that we don't know the answer? It drives me crazy! Now, I'm not even going to ask if this has ever happened to anyone else because I know it has. Whether it was in first grade or in high school, it has happened to all of us at one point or another. My question is, why can't teachers call on the kids who actually know the answer? Is there something so wrong about not embarrassing us? I'm pretty sure "you must embarrass your students" was NOT on the contract they signed when accepting the job.
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