CANDID CONVERSATIONS WITH MY YOUNG ESL STUDENTS
After teaching my 10-year-old student the meaning of the word priority, I asked him, "So, what are your top five priorities?
Little Boy: Soccer, baseball, food, computer games, cellphone games...
Me: How about your homework??!!
Little Boy: That's Number 2, 421...
Me: How was your soccer match?
Little Boy: We lost...
Me: Why? What went wrong?
Little Boy: I was the goalkeeper.
Me: In life, balance is very important.
Little Boy: Yes. I hope our school will have balance someday.
Me: Balance in what?
Little Boy: Like... one hour class, one hour break time.