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Thursday, July 17, 2008

L.A.U.G.H.S. - Sticking to the lesson

I am quite sure we've all had the experience of being in the middle of a lesson when a student blurts out, “Guess what happened to me yesterday!” If you’re like me, you would prefer to finish the lesson, but being a kindhearted, compassionate sort of individual, like most other teachers, you go ahead and let him tell his story. As you've probably found, this usually snowballs as story number one leads to story two, which leads to story number five and ten, and, well... you get the idea! Then, adding to the dilemma, this is about the time when your principal or administrator walks in, wondering what the conversation has to do with the "three R's"!
The simple truth is that we would hardly ever finish a lesson if we all took the time to listen every time a child has a story that needs sharing, so the acronym above represents an opportunity for children to share their stories at a more appropriate time during the day, rather than in the middle of your lesson!
So, the acronym stands for Life And Un-Gradable Humorous Stories.

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