This is true, Becky, but I wish teachers would not expect those answers (yes
Maam, etc.) from a student in order to think they were being respectful. I
can tell by tone of voice how respectful a person is, ya know?!
Idus in southern Mississippi
----- Original Message -----
From: "Becky Thornton" <email@example.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: Speaking of Restrooms....
> Dear Idus,
> I am all for manners. I had a really nice student who said the teachers
> didn't like her. I was suprised! She was great in my room. She said
> she came here from "up north." Her teacher asker her something and she
> yes and the teacher said yes, what? and she said yes...the answer to the
> question or something...she had no idea the teacher wanted her to say yes
> maam. We have character ed at our school and all of the sixth graders
> it and know what is expected, but we have not yet conquered a way to get
> everything across to "new" kids. There is only so much they or their
> parents can or will read..in the midst of moving!
> Becky Thornton
> \ I have had a rough time with "Yes Maam and No Sir".
> > Down south we are trained to say these in answer to an adult. But my
> > was from Indiana and she told me that these manners are southern and not
> > needed in the Northern hemisphere.