Teacher: Class I have found an area where we can be more successful.
Students (continue low chatter aka no one cares)
Teachers: Ladies and gentlemen, listen up. Today is about one word…revision.
[Students stare back blankly; one considers asking to go to the bathroom.]
Teacher: That’s right! I said it! Revision! Listen to this. Revision is part of the process of writing! [Pause] Revision [dramatic pause] is part of the process of writing! Yes!
[One student in the corner giggles; it’s all the teacher needs to get even more amped]
Teacher jazz slides down the aisle: Revision ladies and gentlemen is what?
Students stare back in silence.
Teacher: I said, Revision is…
One quiet student whispers: part of writing?
Teacher: Yes! Say it louder!
Two brave soles: Revision! is part of writing!
Teacher: Yes! Today’s about Revision
All students in unison: REVISE, Revise, revise