Echolalia

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When students ask question, for example Exercise 2, Problem No.2, Page 20 kind of question should be greeted with echolalia followed with clarification.

Students, Did you hear that? Shall I repeat it?
It’s an excellent question, Raj. Would please repeat it for the benefit of others?
Let me see if I am correct about your question, You would like to know … . …. Did I got it right?
Is anyone there, not clear with the question?

The intention behind this delay is good, this will ensure the teacher and students are in sync and understood the question. This also helps the teacher to get time to answer the question, this also might trigger various other possible answers or pointer from other students. If that could happen, it is health to have a debate.

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Failure to Communicate

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Failure to Communicate
It is likely that a student perhaps hasn’t posted the question very clearly; it was misinterpreted. It is also unlikely that a student would take risk of saying, “That’s not the question or I meant this.” Because of the varying culture we are asked to remain silent, unfortunately if this continues it very likely that a student will stay permanently silent. Do we want that to happen?

As teacher, we shouldn’t hold on to few words, have a ugly guess about the question and give a lengthy answer. It is also seen students complain about the teacher to their head of dept or counselor but the trouble might lies elsewhere.