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Do you have any specific pearls of wisdom you wish you’d known as a new teacher?[/quote]
Please don't take this the wrong way but, as someone who has supervised literally thousands of reports from peris in an independent school, do please remember that advice and practice are nouns (like "ice") while their verb-equivalents are advise and practise. I couldn't tell you how many reports I have asked peri teachers to rewrite because they include things like "I advice Rebecca to practice more frequently in the practise rooms at lunchtime".
Good luck with the new job![/quote]
I Can totally empathize with your comment and similarly, understand how frustrating it must be for you having to correct so many basic errors in reports
It is not me that has to correct them. If a report contains an error it has to go back to the teacher and be rewritten in its entirety as corrections are not accepted in reports in this independent school. That is a school rule and that's why I offered the advice to learn the spelling of words such as practice v. practise, as it saves much time for everybody to get it right in the first place. You are, of course, free to accept the advice, ignore it or be rude about it.[/quote
Excuse me? Rude how, exactly? I know perfectly well the difference between practice and practise and was merely trying to explain that my ‘advise’ was a typo due to a lapse in concentration and similarly my ‘offense’ was due to American English software. I really do feel quite sorry, that you have nothing better to do with your time than correct members of this forum asking for advice who occasionally make spelling/grammatical errors due to whatever reason. I am under no illusions; you will stay up there With your superior view point and not listen to a word I type. I admitted I’d made a mistake; you however seem determined to belittle. My mistake was nothing more than a typo so no need to learn/relearn anything. This is not the first occasion I have read a curt post from you! I really hope there is an underlying medical reason to explain away your pedantic behavior. My Austistic son has better social skills! Any neuro-typical person would accept my typo and move on, not continue to push spelling advice on someone who studied English to a very high level but makes mistakes, like most of us mortal beings; you are obviously the exception and I feel for those poor teachers. I frequently read errors on various forums but understand mistakes happen and see fit not to hijack the OPs post in order to get my petty point across. I really hope I’ve got this all wrong and you are genuinely a very supportive person who perhaps doesn’t intend to come across quite so harsh in text? Please forgive me if this is the case.