By englishfail - 15/01/2010 17:39 - United States
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I'm a teacher and it's the most difficult job. You have NO IDEA unless you've been one before. Seriously. Especially in difficult schools... anyhow, OP, I've never done this before, but if you have a good relationship with your kids, you could have just laughed it off. To all you other posters, it's REALLY easy to screw up while writing in a rush on the board. You're doing a million things at once when you're teaching. Again, you wouldn't know unless you've done it before. So, to mess up a word on the board while asking for input on what you're writing, having someone knock on the door, listening to the two talkers in the back and trying to tell them to quiet down, catching someone pulling out a cell phone to your side etc.... well, that's not so bad.
It would be one thing if the OP didn't know the difference between "your" and "you're," that would be inexcusable. However, a mistake is a mistake. It happens. I totally agree with FrecklesInside , you can't possibly condemn the OP for making a mistake. I'm a teacher too, and just today I made a spelling error while writing on the board. Not because I didn't know how to spell the word, but because I was trying to explain something and write at the same time. In addition, I had one person asking me to write a hall pass, another trying to ask a question, and I was also telling the noisy group in the back to quiet down. One of my students pointed out my mistake, I made a joke about it, and fixed it. No big deal. YOU try having your attention divided five different ways and see how YOUR grammar stands up.
I really hope you teach something other than english.
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