To eat or not to eat (in class): the eternal question. Eating in class is easily one of the most important controversies of our time, and every teacher has had to come to a crucial decision at some point in his or her career: should he or she let his or her students have their […]
To eat or not to eat (in class): the eternal question.
Eating in class is easily one of the most important controversies of our time, and every teacher has had to come to a crucial decision at some point in his or her career: should he or she let his or her students have their cake and eat it too?
The Talon couldn’t resist an interview with Christian Brothers’ mathematical gem and beloved in-class snacker, Ms. Linda Moulton.
“As long as they’re not messy, it doesn’t bother me that they eat in class,” she proclaims.”If somebody’s hungry, I do let them eat.”
I’m sure the students who are lucky enough to be graced by her presence are more than grateful.
When asked about her own classroom snacking habits, Ms. Moulton had much to reveal.
“I ‘force share’ sometimes,” admits the saucy math teacher. “If it’s chips or something, I like them but I don’t buy them for my house, and so I go and take one from [a student’s] bag.”
However, not everyone at CB is on board with in-classroom dining.
“I do feel at times it can be a distraction to others, especially when the food looks so delicious,” says Alec Edelmayer (’15).
I think we can all agree that food is delicious, but apparently not delicious enough to phase some teachers.
“I really love to eat in class,” says senior snack enthusiast Carleigh Osen (’15).”[But] the only teacher who doesn’t let me eat in class is Chuck Zannetti.”
“I don’t like the idea of eating in class!” exclaims M. Night Shyamalan super-fan Mr. Chuck Zannetti. “I think it’s rude. You’re not sharing with everybody, you’re making other people distracted, you’re making them hungry, you’re making the teacher hungry. It’s not good, and you leave a mess!”
He brings up a good point — but how does he feel about the other lackadaisical teachers who allow their pupils to munch away?
“If a teacher wants to let people eat, then that’s his or her prerogative,” he says.”When I was in college I used to smoke and you could smoke in class and I never even felt comfortable smoking in class.”
While I wouldn’t quite equate eating in class with smoking, the man brings up yet another great theory in this timeless argument.
So is eating in class irreverent and distracting? Or is it the single, most important solution to every one of the world’s major problems? Perhaps we will never know.