My phone rang today and I was excited to know that it was one of the teens that attended one of our training workshops in 2014, calling to touch base! I almost could not remember who she is even after introducing and describing herself, until she mentioned an interesting conversation I had with her in class on that day.
I realise that most people learn more through play, so I enjoy interactive and fun classes and would usually make sure that everyone in class participates in all the activities as much as possible; attempt a question, play a game, just say or do something while we all learn from it.
As I walked round the room on that day, I stopped right in front of her and I noticed some kind of stiffness and resistance from the way she looked. The look on her face screamed “Don’t even come near me.” I deliberately asked her to try the tongue-twisting phrase that the class was dealing with at the time. She reluctantly got up from her seat and whispered to me in a very low tone; “I can’t try it.” I asked why not? She responded; “I just can’t do it.”
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