Recently our puppydog Lucy was very sick. I was reading about her condition on the web and the articles kept saying “Patient presents with…” and then her symptoms.
Well I also belong to Suzuki Chat and a recent message went something like this:
“While boys and girls may present differently to teachers, I do
> not agree that the Suzuki method is less suitable for little boys…”
The word that intrests me is “present”. Like a specimen. It seem accurate, but somehow very clinical. Not at all personal.
My students do not “present”. They appear for a lesson and we work together discovering what will be good for them.
It’s an interesting word but it just … I don’t know
What do you think?
I also want to say that I really enjoy Suzuki Chat!!!