Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Do We Mean the Same Thing?

Today I was grading my students’ reading logs. I ask them to record the date, how many minutes they read their Book of Mormon that day, and where they were reading from. I expect something like 2 Nephi 4 or Mosiah 1, but as I came to one student’s log under the heading “Where reading” he had written, “Kitchen table in apartment.” How could I mark that as wrong?

This gave me a chuckle, but it also made me think about how we communicate and the miscommunication that can take place in our daily existence. I think part of Living in Truth is acknowledging that these type of things happen and we have to allow for them. We have to realize that something we think is very plain and to the point can be understood in different ways. Instead of getting upset when they happen, we can enjoy them and have a good laugh!


Laresa said...

I needed a good laugh! That was priceless thank you for sharing.

Wendi said...

Thanks for the laugh. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this! I have a couple of kids who chronically misunderstood instructions when they were young. I had to be careful how I pointed it out so as not to completely embarrass them. I always tried to find the problem answer before it was turned into the teacher. It was the source of many chuckles. Fortunately, they out grew it (I think). :-)