If my past experience working with youths has taught me anything, it's that they are gleeful little anarchists. When you say, "I'm going to count to 10, and if you're not working quietly by the time I'm done, there will be serious repercussions," the youths mostly know that the only thing that comes after 10 is — at worst — a single, bitter, frustrated tear from your beleaguered eye.
This wasn't the case for a math teacher in Belgium, though. According to the Telegraph, he was able to reign in his rowdy like Neptune quieting the winds in the days of old, via threatening them with Game of Thrones spoilers.
Asking his students which of them watched the fantasy drama, the majority raised their hands, to which the teacher responded: "Well, I've read all the books. If there is too much noise, I will write the names of the dead on the board.
...[T]he teacher continued: "They [the dead] are enough to fill the whole year and I can even describe how they die."
The pupils did not quiet down immediately, so he began writing names of dead characters on the board. And the youths fell quiet at once.
This is the sort of ruthlessness that would make one well-suited for the Iron Throne; kudos to this math teacher. But also, one has to wonder: if these students are focused and motivated enough to follow the plot of Game of Thrones (WHAT KIND OF SAVANT CAN KEEP ALL THOSE GRIZZLED OLD WHITE DUDES APART?), shouldn't they be focused and motivated enough to do their damn math worksheets? Does this mean that everyone would be better at math if the curriculum just contained some gratuitous sexposition, too?
If so, we should really look into institutionalizing threesome-themed SOH CAH TOA problems.
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