Teacher’s Reflex

| Learning | December 29, 2015

(I am teaching about reflexes in infants. Because I want to demonstrate a particular reflex, there is a lot of writing that is taking place. As I’m talking, I casually walk over to the door and stand next to a metal cabinet that conveniently has a textbook sitting on top. I pick it up, and when I’m certain nobody is looking in my direction, I SLAM the book onto the cabinet. Every single one of my students jumps and turns in the direction of the noise.)

Me: “That, was the Moro or the startle reflex.”

(On the unit test, I asked them what my favorite reflex was and they all got it right!)

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