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brian54

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This appears silly to me.
« on: Apr 08, 2019, 10:47:50 AM »
We had an Economics teacher at school and his ability to spell was not the best.
He did know his subject but we picked up a spelling error most days.
Most of the students got an A or a B at A level.

mick607

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2019, 02:43:05 PM »
We had an Economics teacher at school and his ability to spell was not the best.
He did know his subject but we picked up a spelling error most days.
Most of the students got an A or a B at A level.
That say's a lot about the standard of exam requirements then if the teacher can't spell properly.Mind you the teacher would have a gold plated final salary pension to look forward too.

Undercover Pensioner

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #2 on: Apr 09, 2019, 10:00:15 AM »
It wasn't an English exam; what is the problem?  It is easy to teach for the past - which is the standard you are judging this by - far more difficult to teach for the future.  Already we see dyslexics making faster strides because of computers and oh look - we have brains (often misspelt in my case) and intelligence too ::) Would you put an Einstein or a Picasso at the bottom of the class because they had difficulty spelling?

Where they have put the software in to aid someone with this challenge many companies have spread it throughout the employees as it simply makes them more efficient.  Complaining about spelling is rapidly looking as antediluvian as complaining young people don't know how to plough a field with horses.  It is a skill that no longer needs to be held in the high esteem older people felt it had for them.
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zoony

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2019, 02:26:00 PM »
I'm one for correct spilling..
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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2019, 04:59:19 PM »
I'm one for correct spilling..

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Teaching for our past is easy, everyone tells us how to do it. It's teaching for their future that requires an open mind, skill and knowledge.

mick607

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #5 on: Apr 09, 2019, 05:05:36 PM »
Me too.

Alex22

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #6 on: Apr 09, 2019, 06:07:06 PM »
Me too ;D

Raven

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #7 on: Apr 09, 2019, 06:16:24 PM »
 :-[ :-[ :-[ Must admit my spelling is off sometimes, especially if I'm having a bad day.  :-[ :-[ :-[

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #8 on: Apr 09, 2019, 06:21:33 PM »
As UP says .If itís not an English exam does it matter.!
 Iím not very good at spelling but it never stop me achieving goals in life that I thought impossible.
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zoony

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #9 on: Apr 09, 2019, 06:31:56 PM »
I think the impotence of correct spilling is obvious..Drives me berderk when folk say it's not.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #10 on: Apr 09, 2019, 07:56:32 PM »
Seen on a toilet wall many years ago
'F...' all grils
response
'What have you got against us grils?'
Spelling does matter!
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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #11 on: Apr 09, 2019, 09:22:20 PM »
I have this theory....
spelling is really important... if you can spell
personally i'm crop at spelling.. ;D
so it matters not to me
I would rather read a good tale, miss-spelt
than a crap one with 10/10 for spelling
but then I was a miner, but never a minor... smiley
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Scrumpy

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Re: This appears silly to me.
« Reply #12 on: Apr 10, 2019, 07:57:49 AM »
We had an Economics teacher at school and his ability to spell was not the best.
He did know his subject but we picked up a spelling error most days.
Most of the students got an A or a B at A level.


He was obviously doing his job well.. Students getting good marks..

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