If you give them pancakes…

Regardless of anything I may think on my darkest days, this is how I know I’ve made a difference in the teaching world.

Two students, who have by all accounts been slackers all year, are discussing their own plans for a script after reading Earl.

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Student 1: What’s our conflict?

Student 2: Aliens!

Student 1: Zombies!

Student 2: Aliens versus zombies!

Student 1: Who will win?

Student 2: Aliens!

Student 1: Zombies!

Student 2: What if they make a truce?

Student 1: How will they make a truce?

Student 2: Pancakes!

Student 1: Pancakes?

Student 2: If you give the zombies pancakes —

Student 1: They’ll stop craving brains.

This is not, technically, more writing than they’ve done all year. But it sure as hell is more enthusiastic writing than they may have done ever.

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One comment on “If you give them pancakes…
  1. nadinefawell says:

    Classic! Love it.

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