Science teacher Ms. Frizzle is going to Turkey next school year as part of a teaching exchange, and has started taking Turkish language classes in preparation. So what’s the view like from the other side of the teacher’s desk? Well, her Turkish instructor had this response to a student who remarked that the day’s lesson was pretty easy:
That's because I am giving you the easy ones today. I dispense my poison one drop at a time, slowly. The needle has barely brushed your skin. It will seem easy.
Ms. Frizzle says she’s going to use that line on her 6th graders. We’re going to use it on the guy in the next cubicle.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.