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Quiet Class!

posted 10 Mar 2016, 04:16 by Samantha Otoo   [ updated 10 Mar 2016, 04:16 by tjohnson@bexleyheathacademy.org ]
Here is a story that people never hear about. The story of the quiet children.  The children that are ignored while the noisy grab all the attention of teachers and adults.

The phrase the quiet kid can become quite offensive to children who are quiet in class. Children in the class who aren’t as loud as some of the other kids feel like they get ignored and left out. But we are the sensible ones and we want our voices heard!

 There are many reasons for example introversion, reflectiveness, talent, learning styles and shyness.

The most annoying thing about being the quiet kid is that we don’t get any praise for being quiet. But when the noisiest doesn’t talk for one lesson they get lots of praise. We the quiet ones don’t get anything; no house points; not a phone call home; no glowing reports.

     In many ways we are model pupils. We do not hurl abuse at the teacher, we do not start fights in lessons and above all, we are quiet. We pupils are the ones who do not cause trouble. But because we rarely participate, are not often at the forefront of teacher’s minds. When staff are just trying to get through a lesson with no one setting light to the curtains, there will be some quiet, average pupils who become “invisible”.


Reported By Frankie 


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