How many times do we shush our kids?
How many of their questions go unanswered?
This week, I was in front of my class covering depth of field, when for some unknown reason, one of my student’s put a piece of tape on her mouth. The other kids thought it must have looked pretty cool, because before I knew it- everyone was starring at me with their mouth’s taped shut. For a short while, it allowed me to complete the lecture, but suddenly, the visual made me sad. Actually, they looked sad. I started to wonder-- are we shutting up our kids? Are we ever letting them talk? Are we working so hard to keep them still that we are silencing them into indifference?
I stopped and asked them that very question.
The assignment. What are we not hearing?
What would you talk about if we would just listen for once?