Can You Hear Me Now? Chinese Teacher Terminates Cellphone Call in Class

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owmvr-IfXc0] This video of a Chinese teacher responding to a student speaking on his cellphone has appeared on the Internet. I must confess considerable sympathy (and, yes, a degree of vicarious pleasure) in watching her response to a rude student.

Every trip that I take to China shows exponential growth in cellphones — and the thoughtless use of the devices. This is, of course, not unique to China. It is very common for people in many countries to be at a lunch with a group and suddenly start to talk loudly to someone on a cellphone. This student was particularly rude in taking a call in the midst of a lecture. The result no doubt had professors around the world cheering.

24 thoughts on “Can You Hear Me Now? Chinese Teacher Terminates Cellphone Call in Class”

  1. “Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to donate $100M to Newark schools on Oprah Winfrey Show”

    and that is a good thing? give money to a school system and let them waste it? why not provide college scholarships for deserving students instead? Actually spend your billions wisely instead of pissing them away down a rat hole.

  2. “Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. (born January 29, 1933)[1] is a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago,[2] where he is the Director of Undergraduate Studies.[3] His research areas are p-adic analysis and representation theory.[4] He has created several programs at the University of Chicago to improve the preparation of school mathematics teachers. Paul Sally is seen by many as ‘a legendary math professor at the University of Chicago.’
    ….
    “He is known to detest cell phones in class and has destroyed several over the years by inviting students to stomp on them or by throwing them out of a window.”

    Read more at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Sally

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