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Hello and Sawasdee khrap,

Please see attached "worksheet" which was a one hour (60 minutes) lesson for grade six students last Friday at my school, taught by a colleague who had them in grade five.

The same guy was whining about his contact hours and made it happen that I've got two more hours a week. It was great fun to teach them about their own province, the capital of Thailand and all went well.

All students participated well and they really enjoyed my lesson.

But when I checked their answers to my questions, I saw what they did the week before and was/still am shocked.

What's your input? Would you really want to teach the kids who had this guy the year before? Just curious. gigglem.gif

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I think you are losing it to be honest.

You have been having a go at "your" school on an open forum for some time now.

Now you are having a go at collegues. I think you need to take a step back and see if you are really as wonderful as you think you are.

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P.S. I've checked some other kids' notebooks and none had an apostrophe, comma, etc...so that's basically what this guy's lesson looked like.

But <deleted> needs apostrophes, commas and full stops?

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I think you are losing it to be honest.

You have been having a go at "your" school on an open forum for some time now.

Now you are having a go at collegues. I think you need to take a step back and see if you are really as wonderful as you think you are.

Maybe you should learn how to spell colleagues first? I remember that you're one of these guys always criticizing my posts.

I never made a statement that I think that I'm a wonderful teacher, but I know what I'm doing.

I'm only wondering why some guys send me private messages. Maybe because of people like you?

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I don't get this I'm afraid. Is your complaint the lack of apostrophes in the contractions and other poor/ confusing punctuation? I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to teach the child who put in that 'worksheet'.

EDIT: Sorry was this document provided to the students by the teacher, or is it an example of the student or the notes a student made in class?

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I think you are losing it to be honest.

You have been having a go at "your" school on an open forum for some time now.

Now you are having a go at collegues. I think you need to take a step back and see if you are really as wonderful as you think you are.

Maybe you should learn how to spell colleagues first? I remember that you're one of these guys always criticizing my posts.

I never made a statement that I think that I'm a wonderful teacher, but I know what I'm doing.

I'm only wondering why some guys send me private messages. Maybe because of people like you?

Apologies for my typing error.

I have been teaching here longer than you. Fact. I have never slagged a school off online. Fact. I have never, and never will attack a fellow worker on an open forum.

You don't need to make a statement. What you write speaks volumes.

You really don't like where you are teaching. There is an echo on this forum with regards to what you post. " Move on and forget about it". It really is that simple.

As I pointed out on another thread, not being critical but constructive, you should make sure you know all the facts. Even then you should not post on an open forum. You never know who is watching.

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my opinion...reading many of your posts... I would say... good on you.. you care.. after all this time.. go for it..thumbsup.gif

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That "worksheet" isn't a work sheet.. It's basic conversation role play notes. Without being in the teachers class not sure but I suspect that was a conversation class. Kids practicing greetings!

Maybe you need to get one of them spy cameras in a clock, and really go to town!

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Hey LII I don't know what your point is but if that is a picture of someone else's work, whether a colleague or a student, I really think you should take it down. I think it is improper and unethical to post this sort of stuff. In addition to that I just can't work out where you are coming from - I really can't understand it at all. What is your point? What is this about?

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Hey LII I don't know what your point is but if that is a picture of someone else's work, whether a colleague or a student, I really think you should take it down. I think it is improper and unethical to post this sort of stuff. In addition to that I just can't work out where you are coming from - I really can't understand it at all. What is your point? What is this about?

TV has a function....whistling.gif

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Couple of things:

1) I don't care about "slagging off a school online". I know it is against the rules to do it directly, but as long as "the names have been changed (or omitted) to protect the innocent" and you don't refer to anything (schools, individuals, whatever) directly, I honestly don't see anything wrong with it. @poochuay is right about "you never know who is watching"; a school representative or co-worker might be able to put two and two together (especially if he sees the copy of his lesson), but I don't imagine that you care very much. And I don't necessarily see anything wrong with that, as long as you accept that possibility.

2) On the other hand, while the notebook page you attached maybe isn't an awesome lesson, it isn't horrible enough that it will make those kids impossible to work with or "scar them for life" or anything. I agree with the above that it looks like a conversation / introduction roleplay activity. Grammar-Nazi stuff like missing apostrophes and punctuation could be from the student failing to correctly copy what was written on the board 100%, or maybe the teacher left them out because they didn't deem them necessary for a simple conversation/roleplay guide. "Good morning" : "Good morning too" is a bit weird, but again that could be the student forgetting to write down "Good morning to you too" or the teacher just trying to simplify things as much as possible. Even if all of those omissions / errors are the fault of a foreign teacher colleague, it isn't that big of a deal. At least everything is in the right ballpark; I've seen many things that Thai teachers have given to kids that are grammatically screwed up to the point of being nonsensical. If you want to expand on it and correct those fine points in a later lesson, you could certainly do so.

This in particular seems a bit like you're making a mountain out of a mole hill -- no offense. I've been in a situation/job here where lots of small (and plenty of medium and a few big) things that bothered me started to add up and got me disgusted with the work environment in general, which made even minor annoyances seem like BIG problems. If you're in a situation like that and sort of cruising for justifications to bail ... that in and of itself is perhaps a big hint that it may be time to move on.

I hope that doesn't come across as harsh or trolling. The high frequency of unhelpful and/or holier-than-thou troll posts on this forum sometimes make me wonder why I even bother posting here (that's probably why I don't post all that much), so I definitely don't want to come across that way. So just take the above as my 2 cents. Hope things all get sorted out.

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I'm grateful the OP explained 1 hour is 60 minutes.

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I think you are losing it to be honest.

You have been having a go at "your" school on an open forum for some time now.

Now you are having a go at collegues. I think you need to take a step back and see if you are really as wonderful as you think you are.

Maybe you should learn how to spell colleagues first? I remember that you're one of these guys always criticizing my posts.

I never made a statement that I think that I'm a wonderful teacher, but I know what I'm doing.

I'm only wondering why some guys send me private messages. Maybe because of people like you?

" I never made a statement that I think that I'm a wonderful teacher, but I know what I'm doing."

And yet you give the impression that you think you're God's gift to education.

The fact that you continually post your drivel on TV suggests that you're in way over your head.

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I'm grateful the OP explained 1 hour is 60 minutes.

All the other hours from P 1 to M. 3 are only 50 minutes long. Should have mentioned that, of course. Apologies. Ya seem to be loaded. . wai2.gif

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