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  •  A personal story: (13+ / 0-)

    When I was in 7th grade, I made the mistake of confusing arteries and veins in terms of which one carries blood to the heart and which one carries it away (I still can't keep them straight -- that's why I'm not in the medical field). The rest of the class laughed at me...and so did the teacher. That led me to shut up and never contribute in class...or any class for the next year plus. It took a gifted social studies teacher when I was in 8th grade to bring me out of my shell and let me know that even when I made mistakes, that didn't make me less of a person. (Zelda Dawson, wherever you are, I love you.)

    A teacher should never laugh at a student, no matter how ridiculous the error.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 01:20:17 PM PST

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    •  A teacher should NEVER laugh at a student if (4+ / 0-)
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      chimene, nomandates, GreyHawk, irishwitch

      no matter if it's a girl or boy if they give a wrong answer but let them know it's good to try and give the right answer.   We need to teach our girls not to shy away and go into a shell.....that being wrong is ok it's a way of learning and perservering.  

    •  Arteries from, Veins to. (0+ / 0-)

      Via Arteries vs. Veins:

      There are two types of blood vessels in the circulatory system of the body - arteries that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to various parts of the body; and veins that carry blood towards the heart for purification.
      I keep it straight partially by remembering that lack of oxygen indicates as blue, and I associate that with the blue of varicose veins, whereas the phrase "burst an artery" appears in mind as I read it as bright red blood.

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