Being the first woman in my family not to be a teacher, I have been surrounded by teacher talk my entire life. On top of that, about 50% of my friends are teachers (I don’t actually know if that stat is accurate). Recently I heard that children no longer have Show and Tell. What’s that all about? It’s true, they no longer tell, they SHARE. Because everything in this bubble-wrapped world now has to be politically correct and ensure that no child ever can ever have a negative feeling. Ever.
I’m sure there’s some merit behind this new rebranding of Show and Tell. Maybe they held scientific polls about it? Or, maybe, one time, a kid got upset that they couldn’t touch another kid’s prized and expensive baseball card. Then that kid went home to their mom and cried. From there, that mom went to the school board with lawyers and caused a royal fuss because her obnoxious kid with sticky fingers wasn’t allowed to play with a $500 baseball card. Maybe that was it. Anyway, below is a list about why Show and Tell should come back:
- If it’s just a branding change for the sake of changing the name than that’s annoying.
- The calibre of stuff for ‘telling’ I mean ‘sharing’ I’m sure has decreased substantially. No way I’d bring in my Royal Doulton holding a cat if other kids can hold it. No way.
- Telling is a great way to practice for the real life work force. Excellent presentation practice.
- Also, telling is the foundation for all comedians. We’re missing out on some of their early education jokes. Sharing doesn’t make jokes. Telling does.
- Why do kids have to share all the time? Why can’t somethings just be theirs? WHY?!!!
- Also, what about magicians, there is no such magic combo Penn and Sharer. Penn and Teller on the other hand…
So teachers and parents, you can take your Show and Share and shove it – just kidding (kind of). And when I have kids, if I have kids, they will not be sharing. They will be telling. As of this moment onwards, sharing no longer means caring.
Yes it does. I can’t change facts. Sharing is caring.