How many times have you had a conversation like this?

As an 8th grade teacher it is sometimes difficult to get a conversation going with some of the male students. Now I do speak five different dialects of male: jock, mountain man, book worm, farm hand, and metal head. I am currently learning gamer, skater, and emo. But every once in awhile I do come across a kid whose dialect I don’t understand and our conversation go something like his…

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  1. Gamer is the toughest for me. I don’t have that experience, so I don’t know what to say. Never even had an Atari.

    But, sometimes, if I can get them into a group, they are more willing to *yell* tutorials at me when they’re “teaching” me how to play. The first time I tried this, I got flustered, frustrated, and actually cried! wow. Talk about the technique blowing up in my face. And talk about crying being NOT a gamer’s language. ugh.

    I have tried it since and I have less buy-in to “help” me from the group (dang it), but there are a few who will still talk to me. But not my hard-core gamer. I can’t get to him.

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