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Re: hallway talks


From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 24 2002 - 06:56:51 PDT

from: Bunki Kramer (
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526

>From: "Fields, Linda" <>
> In response to Doris' post, Bunki wrote, "First thing...make eye contact. If
> they are not looking at your face, they are not listening. "
> I must respectfully add here, that Doris will have to determine if this is
> appropriate for her situation. Although for most of us, making eye contact
> indicates both attention and respect, in some cultures it conveys the
> opposite. I learned this as a young teacher dealing with island
> children-they were taught that to show respect to an adult one's eyes should
> be averted.

Most probably true and note never seems to be the "island
children" who need the little trip to the hallway (grin). Bunki