“Easy” is not allowed

Posted: February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

This school year I have been instilling in the minds of my students not to say when something is easy.

You see “easy” is just in your mind. If something is “easy” then it’s because you’ve seen it before and understand it.

I remind the students that there was a time that they thought something was difficult and they were not understanding a concept when they heard, “This is so easy.” How did it make you feel?

When you say something is easy, then someone else may be struggling and then feel dumb because they don’t find it easy. You need to remember others around you may not have the same experiences as you.

It’s pretty simple, but I hear students assisting others and reminding them not to say something is easy. If you find it easy, check with a neighbor and see if you can help them out.

  1. I don’t let my kids use that word, either.

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