Friday, December 10, 2010

something that bugs me

-when teachers misspell words.

We are all entitled to spelling mishaps here and there but when you're a role model as well as a conduit to a child's educational success, you should think about spell check if grammar and spelling are not one of your strong points.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice post, kind of drawn out though. Really good subject matter though.

ChiTown Girl said...

I'd love to hear the story behind what prompted this post. ;-)

I got your beautiful Christmas card a few days ago. What a cute picture of Chums!! I love the whole funny concept of him wishing Wrigs into a snow globe. You are so very clever!!!

Smileygirl said...

It was a facebook incident. And it happens ALL THE TIME. Glad you caught the message of the card. That was Chum's wish this year!! XOXO

Karyn said...

I totally agree and I notice it myself.

Karyn said...

I totally agree. It drives me crazy.

Anonymous said...

I corrected papers for more than 38 years, so I really have to hold back when I read FB and blogs!! It seems that no one knows that its is sometimes possessive, and does not require an apostrophe. Oh, I could go on and on, but I'm trying to let it go. (Your, you're, etc.) I do judge people by their spelling mistakes, but I know that it is MY problem--the world doesn't quit spinning because of these errors. (But really to and too--can that be too hard to figure out?? Deep breath, let it go.) Knowing that I totally would suck at lots of math issues reinforces that we all have different abilities!! I totally agree though--I volunteer in a school and one teacher doesn't know the difference between then and than. I'm horrified--how can she possibly be a role model for her students. (See, I really can't let it go~!!)

Elizabeth said...

Great post. I have worked as a language instructor and tutor for many years and agree that students learn by example.

Clippy Mat said...

These things bug me too. Recently tho' I've noticed that I've made some of those simple errors myself when I'v commented on blogs or on FB! I've said your instead of you're and have thrown apostrophes in where they don't need to be. So it happens.
What about 'alot'. I see that A LOT!. My favourite facebook comment was a friend's daughter commenting on her mother's photo;
"Arne't you george's mum? Looking yunger then ever."
(Aren't you gorgeous mum? Looking younger than ever.)
arrrggh

Smileygirl said...

Definitely with facebook and texting you see it a lot. Could be because people are in a hurry or they're using small keyboards and abbreviated words but teachers should be held to a higher standard. Especially if they are friends with their students and the parents of these students!

Anonymous said...

Nice post, kind of drawn out though. Really good subject matter though.

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