Sunday, April 27, 2008

oops


I've nothing really to post about, but I am chastened since yesterday I was talking to one of the teachers I correct for, and he told me my last lot of comments on Fifth year essays had been too sharp and had upset them!
Embarrassing - I'm usually good at being nice but constructive. I knew I'd been critical, but I didn't think I'd been too harsh. Except I have to admit that I've noticed before that my mood can influence the grade I give - isn't that awful? Perhaps the stress of correcting and parenting all at the same time was making me snappy. Snippy. Whatever. Oops!

6 comments:

Paddy Bloggit said...

You correct for teacher?

I have to do all my own! Are they note paid to do their own work?

jothemama said...

It's a private school Paddy. I can't say which one because I want to keep my job! But the teachers have very high class numbers...

aquaasho said...

We have ALWAYS suspected that teacher's mood affects marks! Just knew it... ;-)

maggot said...

Good for you Jo.

I think it does kids no harm to face honest and blunt criticism. It is what they will experience out in the real world.

PĂ©itseoga said...

a private school with high class numbers? as in a lot of students in one class? i thought the wealthy parents paid those fees for the privilege of a better student teacher ratio?

jothemama said...

hmm, not exactly that sort of private school....