"What do YOU think I think?"

My question of the day.

After reading a chapter in Love and Logic, this was one of their “magic phrases.” I decided to try it out for myself, instead of directly telling the child what they should do.

(student is typing in his own name in the google search engine instead of the person he is researching)
Me: What do you think I think?
Student: That I should be looking up Andrew Carnegie.

(student walks into room chewing gum)
Me: What do you think I think?
Student: I need to spit out my gum (spits out gum) 

(student is under his desk)
Me: What do you think I think?
Student: (Blank confused stare)

You win some, you lose some. :)

Try it out!

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    My favourite is when a student asks you a question which also contains the answer … Are you sure? … or … What do you...
  5. hisnamewasbeanni reblogged this from adiemtocarpe and added:
    Love it. Trying it.
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    Lol Wow I should try this one day
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    I use “What do think I am going to say next?” On my JK/SK group when it’s a repeated instruction. "What do you think I...
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    I started giggling at the “Blank confused stare” part because there are time when that would be exactly what I’m...
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    I’ve totally been sort of doing this! ” What do you think I’m going to say?” Etc etc.
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