On keeping one’s thoughts to oneself…

One of the most difficult urges for the adolescent/budding adult is refraining from speaking every though that enters their heads. The taming of the tongue is a skill of the wise. Grandma always said God made me with one mouth and two ears for a reason! 🙂 Being on the mind does not necessitate coming out of the mouth.

Often, if you hold your piece, the professor will answer your question. Imagine your lesson is a movie with a beginning, middle, and end… the plot is unfolding. Don’t ask what happens before the movie has even started. At the end of Act 3, if you have questions, then ask them for sure. But please avoid under-the-breath commentary during a lesson. Number one, the professor hears better than you think (especially in a small classroom). Worse, she may think you impolite.