By englishfail - 15/01/2010 17:39 - United States
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wow, did you quit already? you do realize that teaching kids is a great responsibility, right?
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.
sad part is that you're teaching these kids. good job. this is exactly why we shouldn't cater to the stupid.
Oh well. A tiny mistake like that once in a while doesn't matter. The fact they've posted it on here indicates it's embarrassing to them, so it's probably a rare incident. My Geography teacher did it once or twice too. Not the end of the world, and it doesn't make them bad teachers!