To get my students more enthusiastic about an activity they had to do in class I told them that the first to finish with all the correct answers would get some candy. Yes, they are 15 year old boys. 15 year old boys who are addicted to sugar. But my adding to a possible diabetes problem in the future is not why I’m a terrible teacher today.
So the boy who finished first raised his hand triumphantly. I quickly fumbled around at my desk and pulled out a packet of green sugar string (seriously that crap should be banned). I handed him his prize with a big smile and a jubilant ”congratulations”. He stared down at his green sugar string thing with an indignant expression. I think to myself it’s a bit rude not thanking me but anyway I begin to move on to the next activity. Finally he looks up and says in a soft and hurt voice “teacher, I gave this to you as a present last week”.
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