Making The Teacher Snap

| Learning | December 17, 2015

(I’m currently enrolled in our fourth grade orchestra group. I play the violin.)

Student #1: “[Teacher], what happens if you snap your bow?”

Teacher: “That has never happened before in this class.”

Student #2: “Have you ever snapped your bow string?”

Teacher: “Yes, once. But it will never happen in this class. Ok, let’s start playing. Open up to page 32.”

(We all open our song books and she tells us to play. Not even five notes into the song, my bow snaps. There is a collective giggle from the back of the room. The teacher, annoyed, tells us to stop playing.)

Teacher: “What’s going on back there?”

Student #3: “[My Name] just snapped his bow.”

Teacher: “Yeah, right. Let’s get back to playing.”

Me: “No, really.”

(I hold up my bow and the whole class starts to laugh.)

Teacher: “Okay, that’s it. I’m done.”

(She walked out of the room.)

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