[Nimue] A Teachable Moment

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[Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:31 pm

When the principal of Erica's middle school telephoned Erica's parents to complain about Erica's behavior, her father asked the principal a question that was a real question at the time (1956) but now would almost certainly be rhetorical. How come?
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Re: A Teachable Moment

Postby Doriana » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 pm

Erica's behaviour = being disrespectful to the teacher? bullying? truancy? cheating? failing classes? breaking school rules? not participating in activities?

Was the question related to Erica's behaviour? to a potential punishment? to the principal? to how the school is run?

Is the principal male? female? relevant?
Is it an all-girls' school? relevant? Could the same situation happen with a boy instead of Erica?

Is it relevant that the conversation happened on the phone? Could the father have asked the same question face-to-face? Could the mother have asked the question?

Is it a yes/no question? Would the question be rhetorical now because the answer is an obvious yes? an obvious no?
Would it be rhetorical because of a change in culture?

Is race relevant? religion? gender? sexual orientation? family constellations?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 pm

Erica's behaviour = being disrespectful to the teacher? bullying? truancy? cheating? failing classes? breaking school rules? not participating in activities? NO TO ALL

Was the question related to Erica's behaviour?NO to a potential punishment? NOto the principal?YES to how the school is run? YESISH

Is the principal male? female? relevant?IRREL
Is it an all-girls' school? relevant? IRRELCould the same situation happen with a boy instead of Erica? YES

Is it relevant that the conversation happened on the phone? NOCould the father have asked the same question face-to-face? YESCould the mother have asked the question?YES

Is it a yes/no question? Would the question be rhetorical now because the answer is an obvious yes? YESan obvious no? NO
Would it be rhetorical because of a change in culture? YES

Is race relevant? religion? gender? sexual orientation? family constellations?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby Enjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:32 pm

Was the question about a personal detail of the principal? About an opinion the principal had? Was the questions asked so her father could judge how serious Erica's behaviour was? So he could assess whether he trusted the principal's judgement?

Is corporal punishment relevant? Something else that used to be common in schools but now isn't?

Also - I think you missed Doriana's last questions.
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:18 pm

Is race relevant? NO religion? NO gender? NO sexual orientation? NO family constellations? NO
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment
Unread postby Enjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:32 pm

Was the question about a personal detail of the principal? YES About an opinion the principal had? NO Was the questions asked so her father could judge how serious Erica's behaviour was? NO So he could assess whether he trusted the principal's judgement? NO

Is corporal punishment relevant? NO Something else that used to be common in schools but now isn't? NOISH

Also - I think you missed Doriana's last questions. RECTIFIED, WITH MY APOLOGIES.
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby Enjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:38 pm

Is technology relevant? A relevant element of the historical period of the 1950s? WW2?

Is the specific way in which Erica was behaving badly relevant?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 pm

Is language relevant? The way the question was phrased? The location of the school? Could this have happened in a private school? One in a foreign country?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby gregoryuconn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:53 am

Did the principal personally witness Erica's misbehavior? Or did he hear about it from her teacher? Or another student? Did the question relate to any of these things?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Is technology relevant? NO A relevant element of the historical period of the 1950s? NOISH WWII NO

Is the specific way in which Erica was behaving badly relevant? AN ASPECT IS RELEVANT
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment
Unread postby JenBurdoo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 pm

Is language relevant? NOThe way the question was phrased? NO The location of the school? NOCould this have happened in a private school? IT WAS A PRIVATE SCHOOL, BUT COUKD ALSO HAPPEN IN A PUBLIC ONEOne in a foreign country? YES
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment
Unread postby gregoryuconn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:53 am

Did the principal personally witness Erica's misbehavior?YES BUT IRREL Or did he hear about it from her teacher?NO Or another student? NODid the question relate to any of these things?NO
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:25 am

Did she behave badly towards: other students? Teachers? Herself? School material? School facilities?The principal? Did she behave with: anger? Disdain? Disrespect? Lack of discipline? Defiance? Lack of attention?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:32 pm

Did she behave badly towards: other students? YESISH Teachers? NO Herself? NO School material? NO School facilities? NO The principal? NO Did she behave with: anger? NO Disdain? YOPE Disrespect? YOPE Lack of discipline? YOPE Defiance? NOISH Lack of attention? NO
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:59 am

Did she behave badly towards: a person? A group? Everyone? Did she badmouth someone? Tease? Use violence? Refuse to speak to? Relevant why she did this?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Was she not responding to others? Did she have a physical ailment? Was she thought to have a physical ailment?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:32 pm

Did she behave badly towards: a person?YESA group? NOEveryone? Did she badmouth someone?NOTease? Use violence? NORefuse to speak to? NORelevant why she did this?NO
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment
Unread postby JenBurdoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:23 pm

Was she not responding to others? YOPEDid she have a physical ailment? NOWas she thought to have a physical ailment?NO
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby trebor » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Did the question have to do with the principal’s qualifications? With a teacher’s? With a physical element of the school? The classroom? Is it relevant what subject Erica was in at the time? Recess relevant? Did the misbehaviour occur inside the school? Elsewhere on the grounds?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:29 pm

Did the question have to do with the principal’s qualifications? NOISHWith a teacher’s? NO With a physical element of the school? NO The classroom? NO Is it relevant what subject Erica was in at the time?SEE LATER ANSWERS Recess relevant? NODid the misbehaviour occur inside the school? NO. GOOOOD QUESTION!!!! Elsewhere on the grounds?YES
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:19 pm

Anything to do with what time Erica arrived at or left school? How she did so? Anyone besides Erica relevant? Did someone besides the principal make a complaint? Weather relevant? Did this occur outdoors? Time of day relevant? Lunch periods?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Anything to do with what time Erica arrived at or left school? NO How she did so? NO Anyone besides Erica relevant? YES Did someone besides the principal make a complaint? NO Weather relevant? NO Did this occur outdoors? YES Time of day relevant? YES Lunch periods?NO
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:20 pm

Did the incident occur before or after school? Between classes? During Phys Ed, or another class that was taught outside for the day? Was it dark or twilight? Did the principal personally witness the event? Was it in the parking lot?
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Re: [Nimue] A Teachable Moment

Postby nimue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm

Did the incident occur before or after school? AFTER Between classes?NO During Phys Ed, or another class that was taught outside for the day? NOWas it dark or twilight? NO BUT IRREL Did the principal personally witness the event? YES Was it in the parking lot? NO
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