For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 4 years ago

    I never had my hand up, and I always got called on.

  2. Tog

    Tog said, about 4 years ago

    I only ever got called for the questions I didn’t know the answer to.

  3. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 4 years ago

    Guy doesn’t look pleased.

  4. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 4 years ago

    I would raise my hand every time, then the teacher would say – I know YOU know the answer, I need to call on someone else.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    If you want to be called upon, look bored, distracted, or out of it. Then you will be called upon and you can smugly give the right answer. After awhile, you will never be called upon at all, as Poollady points out.

  6. Meowlin

    Meowlin said, about 4 years ago

    I had an English teacher who would assign homework – say, 30 sentences to diagram – and the next day would call on each student to come up to the blackboard and diagram one of the sentences. Everyone else would go to the blackboard with their sheet of paper in hand, and diagram the sentence, correctly or not. I’d go to the board, without a sheet of paper, and diagram mine – always correctly.

    I suspect, the teacher knew I wasn’t doing the homework… but also knew I didn’t need to.

  7. masnadies

    masnadies said, about 4 years ago

    As a teacher, I of course did this trick, mixing it up between the kids who knew and the kids who weren’t paying attention. As a student, I did the trick mentioned above. My favourite was to either knit or read in classes. It made it much harder to answer questions and therefore more fun.

  8. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 4 years ago


    Oddly, I knitted in my most boring college class (with permission from the teacher) so that I could stay awake and absorb the material.

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