What does that mean for classrooms in Spain? Definitely not this:
|Hand raising- a concept I've had to teach my students|
Case in point: last week a particularly soft spoken girl was beginning to read aloud from a book. It immediately became evident that there was just too much chitter chatter going on.
"Why are you all talking?!" my co-teacher demanded of the culprits, "Catherine is reading aloud and I can't hear her!"
"Well, she just needs to speak louder," a member of the guilty party explained matter-of-factually.
I literally burst out laughing because this comment illustrated the Spanish mentality perfectly. It wasn't her fault that she was talking out of turn, it was Catherine's for not being loud enough.