Whom I should focus upon while answering a question
Students often ask me this question . Should they focus on the whole board, chair person or the very individual member who has asked the question?
Its answer is very simple . You should answer the question by focusing on the member who has asked the question while maintaining a light attention for the whole group. This is called” civil inattention”.
Here , as and when required, other members could enter in the conversation by asking supplementary questions.
Many students, due to their faulty knowledge and beliefs, unnecessarily keep rotating their eyes to include all members. This is not an appropriate approach. Rules of conversation say that address the right audience
-Arun Kumar, Mentor, Beautiful Mind