“I Don’t Want To Listen Either”

Little Johnny was in kindergarten. There was a another boy in his class who wasn’t listening to the teacher.

The teacher said to the boy, “Since you don’t want to listen, you sit at that table by yourself.”

After a few minutes, Johnny raised his hand and said, “I don’t want to listen either. Can I sit with him?”

[forwarded by Steve Sanderson]


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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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4 Responses to “I Don’t Want To Listen Either”

  1. 3D Eye says:

    A wonderful anecdote that raises so many issues about teaching and learning, passivity versus active learning, interest, engagement, motivation, etc. G

    • russtowne says:

      I agree that there is much that can be done to improve education systems. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners in a public school district.
      I hear a lot of funny stories about what happens in the classroom. I don’t know anyone who works harder than her.


      • 3D Eye says:

        I can’t imagine that anyone does work harder. In my experience working with the youngest age groups is certainly the most demanding and challenging area of education, but often the most rewarding in terms of job satisfaction. Working with children with special educational needs just adds a whole new dimension of difficulty, which needs the very best and the most committed teachers to do it well.

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