If a Student Yells in the Classroom…

Will the teacher hear it?


“Miss Coleen, he yelled at me!” exclaims one of my students from her computer station.

“I did not!” comes a very indignant answer from the accused.

“Yes, he did.  He yelled right in my face.” replies the first student.

“I did not yell at her!” says the accused again and now his voice has a small whine to it.

I knew I had to defuse the conflict, so I tried, “I was sitting right here and I didn’t hear anyone yelling…”

I did not finish my sentence before the quick thinking little girl said, “That’s because he whispered it!”