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My mom had us do this when we were little. *Teacher give students bottles and tells them to empty them, then to put the stuff back in, when they can't the teacher explains, "In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn't realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realized it was impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to words that come out of your mouth."
In my Advanced Placement World History: Modern course, I attach this page to the syllabus, and every month or so I have students read it. What's interesting is how at the start of the year, students glaze over this thing with boredom. In theory, it is mundane to them. They've seen things like this before. …