Definitely not Machu Picchu!

Definitely not Machu Picchu!

I work with young people.  Many young people do not know the value of choosing words carefully.  They do not understand connotation and inferencing.  I am so afraid of my students leaving their little comfortable bubble and getting punched in the face because of something they say, so exercises in ignorance are met with mentoring moments.

After explaining to one of my students my husband’s family is from Peru, I told the student I couldn’t wait to finally visit Peru.  I told the student I was excited for the food and finally seeing Machu Picchu.  The student asked, “Is that a Pokemon character?”  Uhh…

Mentoring Moment…

I googled Machu Picchu for the student and then had a serious talk with our Geography/Social Studies teacher.