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|Sat, 01-28-2006 - 10:33pm|
Do you think that has a negative connotation?
I never say "shut up" and don't allow students to say it either. I know of teachers that allow "shush upwards" but I don't like that either.
I used "Zip It" last year in another school in a more affluent area...it kind of got me to their level and worked.
But I'm starting to get the feeling that maybe "Zip It" is almost as inappropriate as "Shut Up"...at least where I am now. Since I am so used to saying it, it will be hard to break myself from it (I still say gonna and I still say y'all!).
Would you consider it inappropriate?
Edited to add: I also use "Quiet" and "Silence" and of course, "Shhhh", so "Zip It" is not all I say.
Edited 1/28/2006 10:35 pm ET by alygator