My most memorable such moment happened years ago. It’s not that it was the most important and also not that it has been the only one. I guess it’s particularly memorable because I was so actively looking for a particular “light to go on” in my head and that light just refused to light up.
It was when I first took an algebra course. For some reason, the logic just didn’t make sense to me. My dad tutored me endlessly in the evenings (when I had to do homework). And in spite of his patient explanations, I just didn’t get it. There was a gigantic mental block in my head.
One day, after weeks and weeks of my dad’s help, the light suddenly went on. And I don’t mean just a glimmer. I’m talking full power. All at once. I went from total darkness to full illumination. Just like that! Suddenly everything was crystal clear. And from that day on, I no longer had any problems in algebra.
By the way, one of my favorite experiences in language teaching is having the privilege of being able to witness or share in my students’ “Eureka moments” in English.
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