Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From conversations in recent weeks with one of my dimmer students:

Adeel: Do you like Fridays?
Student: Bicycle.

Adeel: Who is your favourite singer?
Other student: Rain
Student: Sun

Adeel: What is a food that comes from plants?
Student: Milk

Adeel: When is summer?
Student: January?
Adeel: No, when is summer? What months?
Student: Winter?

This is what he wrote the other day:

Chicken is a food that comes from an animal. It is apple. Milk is a food that comes from plants. It is banana.

I have learned more about the unpredictable decaying processes of the human brain teaching this student than I did in my fourth-year seminar about the philosophy of mind.

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