Ballsy Teaching Methods

| Tucson, AZ, USA | Learning | January 23, 2014

(Our science teacher uses unorthodox means to ingrain lessons into our heads, such as sliding a student across a slick surface on a chair to demonstrate a type of friction. This time he is tossing around a tennis ball.)

Teacher: “Okay, and Newton’s Second Law— Oh, c**p!”

(Without meaning to, he accidentally grazes my shoulder with the tennis ball. I flinch.)

Teacher: “I’m sorry! Are you okay?!”

Me: “Yeah. I’m fine. It mostly got my hair.”

(The next day the lesson continues and he still has the tennis ball. He’s walking around the classroom and moves behind me. Almost at once I feel the ball bounce off the back of my head.)

Teacher: “Ha ha! That time it was on purpose.”

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