Some of us over here use a similar method. It's amazing how much noise a
room of 25-35 year olds can make (even when you pass out pieces of paper
and ask them to write notes to each other instead). The trick is to stop
speaking in Hebrew and start in English. All of a sudden they realize
they have to focus on what's being said. Then, all of a sudden they see
there's some relevance to it and find that they ahve something to
contribute also. But first, they have to focus.
On Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Richard Karash wrote:
> Replying to LO2737 --
> Way long ago, when my daughter was in nursery school, we enjoyed a
> particularly skilled teacher.
> One of her tricks was to avoid raising her voice above the general din
> that a group of 3-year olds can make. She said, "I speak quietly; they
> have to slow down and quiet down themselves to hear me." This was
> wonderfully effective.
-- Bobbie Turniansky <firstname.lastname@example.org>