Waiting for Answers

When you ask a question, “wait until he answers before you say anything” (Humes 166).

“After you ask, keep your mouth shut like a clam” (Humes 168).

It is HARD to ask a question and then wait for the students to answer. Time yourself (or have your child or spouse time you). How long are you willing to wait after you ask a question for the answer? It probably isn’t much more than a few seconds.

Practice waiting for answers.

Humes, James C. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. Three Rivers Press.

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