Ø “I like my instructor very much, but how can I get him to notice me? I wonder why he never calls my name in recitations… I often raise my hand just like the rest. Maybe I shouldn’t call his attention anymore. I’ll just become quiet and maybe wait until he calls my name.”
Ø “Last night, I read the first six chapters of the novel we were asked to read. I was up until two in the morning just so I could finish the chapters. I hardly slept but I was happy having read the novel. I was so excited to discuss it in the class. But Ms. _ _ _ came late, half an hour already passed; she talked about how she was caught in traffic and how lousy the traffic police was then the bell rang…. “
Ø “I really want to share my idea about how change may negatively affect our economy. I just fear Mr. _ _ _ _ would throw to me series of intimidating interrogations which really make me nervous. I am afraid he would start questioning me again even before I could say all I want to say.”
Ø “Today is our oral examination and I am sleepless for the past three nights. I keep practicing the “f” and the “p” sound because I don’t want to be embarrassed anymore. I remember how Ms……. yelled at me last week in front of all my classmates because I could not get the sounds right.”
Ø “I admire my instructor so much. In class I am always amazed by every word he says His language is extremely philosophical. He seems to master every topic he discusses but he seems so distant. I want to approach him and talk to him or simply just say “hello” but there seems to be a wall that keeps me from getting near him.”
Teachers, won’t you listen to them?
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