logoSign upLog in
Teaching - beBee

Teaching

+ 300 buzzes
A hive to share and read about education.
Buzzes
  1. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    Learn, Do, Teach
    Learn, Do, TeachArticle from Blog FreedomDuring a webinar I recently attended, I listened to a guest speaker David Wood. Even though I took notes for about almost two hours, one nugget stood out to me the most.  This was this phrase. “Learn, Do, and Teach.”David...
    Relevant
  2. ProducerRenata Jakielaszek
    Your benefits.
    Your benefits."The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun. When they are concentrated, they illumine." - Swami VivekanandaThe choice is yours: to accept one's fate or to be its master Culture, Control, and Workplace Choice. By practicing mental...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    everytime :)
    Kevin Baker
    10/01/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    I enjoy reading any renditions regarding manifestation. Especially manifesting commitment. Seeing how you finish is the beginning of success. The commitment to keep that vision as intent and the patience to build forward.
  3. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    09/01/2017
    Free Online Course in Optologics for a Limited Time https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/x/V4AwWalter Smith
    Relevant
  4. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    In June 2015 the Globe and Mail featured an article by Peter Klein where he contests the widely used quote "Those who can do, those who can't do, teach". He asks us to think again and also offers others quotes from the same play that drew this infamous one. I must admit it is tempting to lazily repeat this kind of humbug about teaching and doing being at odds with each other, which does not help me one jot developing as a learner.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Those who can't do, teach? Think again
    www.theglobeandmail.com A student once taught me a lesson that transformed my career as a teacher and as a journalist: Question the way we do what we do, and improve...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Vincent Andrew
    08/01/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew
    "We get comfortable in how things are done, and have always been done and those who do not have the chance to be challenged by curious, bold young minds are often relegated to doing things the same old way. Those who can't teach, just do – and that's a shame."
    Cannot agree more.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #5 Deb🐝 Lange
    #4 I look forward to finding out what you discover. It is a book to discover something new for yourself through my invitation to increase and expand what and how we notice, sense, feel, witness, experience in our lives in the moment. Enjoy
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Good point Deb. We move further by standing on the shoulders of the great then we do if we think the 21st Century is about reinventing the wheel. There are 21st Century faculties which are entirely new which make some form of traditional teaching out of mode, but there are great minds who offered timeless thoughts. It is the reason I go to Toastmasters, not because it is a great organization, but its founder Ralph Smedley was a great educator - and I still have to delve into the three books he wrote to rekindle his desire as an educator and not simply because his specialty was the art of public speaking. Your point is well taken. This weekend I will also be going through your book, so I look forward to finally commenting and spreading the word on that.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    07/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange
    #2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I was very fortunate, my first studies were in teaching and I was privileged to learn with leading people who were then talking about Deschooling society, teaching as a Subversive activity, students who were not empty vessels, rather students who had existing knowledge and who needed guidance in learning how to learn. I can recommend some very great books written many years ago. Just because something is written a long time ago does not mean it is old methodology. these writers were leading edge at the time and it has taken a long time for education and teaching methods to be evolved from instructional, top-down methodologies. remember our first schools in the 18th Century were designed to teach compliance and order so people could become good factory workers. Times have changed we ned people who think for themselves and who can think collectively. We need wisdom.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 I think that there is a courage in teaching which isn't there in learning because the two are inextricably linked - it is when learning is decoupled from teaching that standing outside the fire.

    Teaching can also be decoupled from learning and then we have the talking head, the know it all, the dictator, the prima donna and that was essentially the age of broadcast.

    The profession of teaching is a doing and if we don't believe that then study a teaching course, especially one that teaches the skills of managing adult learning. The college I attend regularly has an adult education certificate https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/adult-education.aspx which I may enroll in some future year.

    Even if we study such a course, the way our world is being networked means that we may be learning yesterday's pedagogy - and the doing in teaching then is our innovative capacity to further multiply the coupled relationship that is teaching-learning.

    We do learn most when we teach, but that is not simply a sharing, it is a doing and there is much skill in that doing; as there is also a place for teaching which remains a physical space for that doing, which is considerably enhanced by virtual space as a diversity of teaching options.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    06/01/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange
    I have always thought if I want to learn something better, share it with others. As I explain what I have learnt I learn more from The questions and comments of others. So I believe if we all practised sharing and teaching with an intention of learning we would all get better at these things:
    being humble rather than arrogant;
    Being curious rather than thinking we know it all;
    Learning rather than memorising:
    Being a connector of ideas rather than a separator;
    Being able to build relationships rather than create distance and hierarchy .
    And these are only a few.
    I believe we need to look at our values and beliefs of teaching and educating . If we think teaching is all about knowing something and transmitting it to others we limit the learning for ourselves and others.
    If we believe teaching is about sharing what we have discovered to help others discover what is relevant and purposeful to them and to discover new knowledge our methods and practucrs will be different.
  5. ProducerBri McWhorter

    Bri McWhorter

    04/01/2017
    Three Ways Students Can Network BEFORE Needing A Job
    Three Ways Students Can Network BEFORE Needing A JobStudents are busy. Their schedules are packed and they are constantly struggling to meet deadlines. Due to this hectic lifestyle, many times job searches, professional development training and networking is put on the back burner. While this is...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Bri McWhorter for sharing it ! welcome to beBee !
  6. ProducerRenata Jakielaszek
    Relish the writing here -  Here are, my first steps to get started.
    Relish the writing here - Here are, my first steps to get started. Me today:I am proud of myself because: I don't give up as easily as I used to, I'm here now stronger that yesterday, I'm still able to stand, I managed to recreate the exact same taste:a taste of the excitement.. ... I can remain positive always.I...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Renata Jakielaszek
    03/01/2017 #2 Renata Jakielaszek
    #1 I appreciate your touch James. I'm glad to meet you. Oooh yes !
    JAMES SULLIVAN
    03/01/2017 #1 JAMES SULLIVAN
    I am looking to better develop my creative non-fiction writing talents.
  7. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    29/12/2016
    Learn your way to wicked solutions. https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/x/V4AwWalter Smith
    Relevant
  8. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    20/12/2016
    Tuesday Tricksters -- Links -- Lone
    Tuesday Tricksters -- Links -- LoneIt's near the end of 2016, and I started sharing homophones (those nasty words that sound alike -- or nearly so) back in April 2015. I decided then to publish them in alphabetical order; otherwise, I'd go nuts trying to remember which ones I had...
    Relevant

    Comments

    John Rylance
    21/12/2016 #9 John Rylance
    It will be a sad day when you reach Z, still you are only about half way through the alphabet, so we got a year or more of delights to come.
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #8 Susan Rooks
    #3 @Pamela 🐝 Williams, you're in VERY good company, which is why I post these every week.
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #7 Susan Rooks
    #5 Thanks so much, @debasish majumder!
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    #4 Thanks for sharing the post, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! I really appreciate your continued support.
    debasish majumder
    21/12/2016 #5 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Susan Rooks! enjoyed read. thanks for the share.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    21/12/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Littoral is new to me, except I have seen lo used in "lo and behold" but never alone. Good ones, Susan.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    20/12/2016 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Homophobes are one of my nemesis. Have to check this out when I get off the phone! Thanks Suasan
    Susan Rooks
    20/12/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    #1 My pleasure, @Aleta Curry! I don't even remember ever seeing it before! But it's a real word, so if it ever shows up in a crossword puzzle, I'll at least know I'm right.
    Aleta Curry
    20/12/2016 #1 Aleta Curry
    Littoral was new to me as well. Love it when I learn a new word. Thanks @Susan Rooks
  9. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    18/12/2016
    Adventures in ESL: Vikings make bad friends Brian McKenzie
    Relevant
  10. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    Crime, punishment and the brain
    Crime, punishment and the brainIt was alleged by his defence team that Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his partner Reeva Steenkamp in a moment of panic. The prosecution on the other hand alleged murder by intent, based on a mind state of rage. The court of appeal,...
    Relevant

    Comments

    debasish majumder
    17/12/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    nice and informative to enrich one. nice insight @Ian Weinberg! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  11. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    29/11/2016
    Tuesday Tricksters, Leave -- Lesson
    Tuesday Tricksters, Leave -- LessonIt's (Its) time (thyme) again for Tuesday Tricksters! It's a quick peek (peak/pique) at some (sum) words that sound the same but (butt/butte) are not (knot/naught) the same! They have different meanings and different spellings.Smart writers remember...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/12/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 haha @Susan Rooks, I just re-read my comment and my sentence wasn't structured properly. It was supposed to read, "I always type Neice wrong." I usually type Niece. Ok, why isn't grammarly telling me I typed it wrong? It underlined grammarly because I didn't capitalize the word. Now, I'm confused.. neice or niece? And I have been known to type "I have an an apple I need to eat, " well not really the apple part LOL! Occasionally I get things right. I almost missed the typo you shared ;-)
    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #9 Susan Rooks
    #8 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I cannot for the life of me type occassionally right -- oh, snap. There I go again! To me, it looks fine with either two c's or two s's. And there's no spellcheck here to help me. Ocassionally? Occasionally? Yeah, the second one, I think.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great one's @Susan Rooks! I don't get those confused but one that comes to mind and I know better... I mix up effect and affect if I'm typing too fast. And, I know this has nothing to do with your post but one word I ALWAYS type wrong, Neice! I swear I'm dyslexic at times.
    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    #3 It's my pleasure, @Elizabeth Bailey!
    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #5 Susan Rooks
    #4 Thanks for letting me know that, @David B. Grinberg! I cannot figure out how to see exactly who has shared my posts unless they tell me. And I do like to say thanks, but if I don't know who . . . how? Anyway, thanks for your continued support, here and on LI!
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Exemplary advice, as always, Susan. I have shared on three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    29/11/2016 #3 Elizabeth Bailey
    Such great words and good reminders @Susan Rooks thank you for sharing.
    Susan Rooks
    29/11/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    #1 Neither was I, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! And I can't imagine ever using them, except maybe in a crossword puzzle. But since they do exist, definitions and all, I felt I should include them.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    There are a couple of these that I am not familiar, Susan - lieve and levin. Thank you for sharing.
  12. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Truly Amazing Teacher
    Truly Amazing Teacher The greatest life lesson ever taught in a matter of 10 minutes by an extraordinary man! Must...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Renata Jakielaszek
    05/01/2017 #1 Renata Jakielaszek
    To follow his example of life enjoying!
  13. ProducerWalter Smith

    Walter Smith

    24/11/2016
    A New Education for Survival
    A New Education for SurvivalWe live at the mercy of spectrums and dilemmas.  Consciousness drives thinking.  Thinking drives learning.  Learning drives knowledge.  Consciousness, thinking, learning and knowledge are spectra.  They are the energies of the brain.  They are the...
    Relevant
  14. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    19/11/2016
    Breakthrough Canadian Invention: Here I am demonstrating my latest invention, the Canuck white board. Ideal for cooler classrooms, too cool for school environments, completely erasable, and supports non-virtual games like king of the castle, and snowball fights.

    Sheesh. It's time. First use expected tomorrow or Monday. Film at eleven
    Robert Bacal
    Relevant
  15. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    01/11/2016
    Tuesday Tricksters, Larva -- Ley
    Tuesday Tricksters, Larva -- LeyDon't you (ewe) love how Ms. Jenkins, the teacher who wrote the above note, thinks? It's the same way (weigh) I (eye) try to (too, two) help my readers remember the perils of following spellcheck too closely; it only does one (won) thing well: it...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Susan Rooks
    04/11/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    @Milos Djukic, thanks so much for sharing my post!
    Ken Boddie
    04/11/2016 #5 Ken Boddie
    One thing I learned from @Kevin Pashuk, Susan, is that Spellcheck (or Autocorrect) can be your worst enema. 😰
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    01/11/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you, Susan, for leing down the rules. We're hear to here what your sayin. 😀
    Kevin Pashuk
    01/11/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    You have forever ruined Bob Dylan's song - Lay Lady Lay for me... but Lie Lady Lie, wouldn't have sounded so good. (and he won a Nobel Prize for literature)...
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    01/11/2016 #1 Paul Kearley 🐝
    Eye Luv hit! Wot eh grate techer.
  16. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    14/10/2016
    A Fabulous Fall Friday Funday, October 14
    A Fabulous Fall Friday Funday, October 14Fall is officially here in the northern hemisphere, and especially here in New England. The leaves are turning colors, the nights are crisp (aka cold), and the sun sets earlier than in the summer. We're getting ready to hunker down, as they say, as...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Max🐝 J. Carter
    16/10/2016 #7 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Mediums hate those jokes, I do mean hate them,
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    16/10/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    The mall maintainence shop with the bell not working...haha 😁 @Susan Rooks...good laugh at all actually. Thanks😉
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/10/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    The with the apostrophes is great. I also like the Mall Maintenance shop with the broken bell. Good stuff, Susan.
    John Rylance
    14/10/2016 #4 John Rylance
    🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂
    Thought I would just register my enjoyment of the post here as well was on LinkedIn.
    I wonder what sat navs would do about the Left Turn conundrum.
    Ken Boddie
    14/10/2016 #3 Ken Boddie
    I lean towards the apostrophe blunder, Susan, as my old mate, Apo, will verify. You can see what I mean in this old buzz: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/ode-to-the-apostrophe
    Susan Rooks
    14/10/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    #1 I get as much pleasure out of finding these memes, pictures, and cartoons as anyone, @Kevin Pashuk! And many folks send me stuff, too -- some weeks I have to put out a Silly Saturday post as well. Have a great weekend!
    Kevin Pashuk
    14/10/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Another great collection Susan. Please don't stop this weekly post.
  17. Kohei Kurihara

    Kohei Kurihara

    10/10/2016
    Check. When your teacher never leaves the classroom: How WeChat is pervading China’s school systems - via @techreview #marketing #business
    Kohei Kurihara
    When your teacher never leaves the classroom: How WeChat is pervading China’s school systems
    www.technologyreview.com New homework assignments at 7 p.m., corrections due by midnight: how teachers, parents, and students in some schools in China are using WeChat to perpetuate round-the-clock...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Kohei Kurihara
    10/10/2016 #2 Kohei Kurihara
    #1 Thank you for shared! That seems to be new way for all kids!
    Dean Owen
    10/10/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    I can confirm as my kid is in a Chinese pre-school and I see live updates of the classes she attends on WeChat. It is incredible! I guess I will see whether or not it is pervasive or not when she starts school, but for now, as parents, we love WeChat so keep track of our daughter's activities.
  18. ProducerRobert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    01/09/2016
    Understanding Educational Research (Any Research) For Teachers, Decision-Makers And Parents
    Understanding Educational Research (Any Research) For Teachers, Decision-Makers And ParentsThis is part of a three part series on science and research originally written for those in the educational field.It's just as relevant for other fields where scientific research is undertaken to inform practical action and decision making.Making...
    Relevant
  19. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Eight Things People Say That Make Them Seem Stupid
    Eight Things People Say That Make Them Seem StupidI’m going to put my English teacher’s hat on, again today. I like helping people create the best impression, so I often feel compelled to show others how to be better speakers and writers. Today’s post is all about those words and expressions we...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/08/2016 #32 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #29 Yes, @Carolyn Leigh, that is a common one. That's probably because they don't even know what a gambit is.
    Susan Rooks
    24/08/2016 #31 Susan Rooks
    #30 Luckily, Carolyn Kiel, probably no one will notice. It's a tough word to use correctly; I'm not sure I always do either.
    Carolyn Leigh
    24/08/2016 #30 Anonymous
    Also, don't even get me started on the use/misuse of the word "ironic." The definition is so complex and nuanced that I doubt I use this word correctly.
    Carolyn Leigh
    24/08/2016 #29 Anonymous
    Here's one I hear occasionally: people who say "run the gambit" when they really mean "run the gamut." You can run the gauntlet, but I don't think you can run the gambit.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/08/2016 #28 Brian McKenzie
    All of the kids knew 'snuck' was wrong - but all wanted to pronounce it sneak-ed saying the last syllable like the proper name ED ...... however - one 12 year old caught me off guard ..... is someone that sneaks - a sneaker ? ...... I had to say no, but her logic was on point.
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/08/2016 #27 Kevin Pashuk
    Enjoyed the post @Renée 🐝 Cormier. As a 'grammar particularian' I appreciate you sharing these common misuses (or massacres) of our language. I did not appreciate you resurrecting my irrational fear of proctologists. You know they'll get you in the end.
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/08/2016 #26 Wayne Yoshida
    #15 Hmm. I was thinking of the Ted Nugent song -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EgALtNmJJQ
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/08/2016 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    #13 The kid's telephone game!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #24 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #12 I think "cowobberate" is the verb form of "cowobberation." That's the method cattle use to determine who gets to the feeding trough first. lol.

    One can truly use "axe a question," but not as a synonym for "ask." It would mean the question was removed, as in "axed." Not the best idea, though.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/08/2016 #23 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #22 Sneak, snuck, have snucked? Ha!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #22 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    "snuck " is used so often it's in the major dictionaries. I like it better than "sneaked" Frankly, I'll use it if ever I have a need for one or the other. Grammarly accepts both, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/08/2016 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #16 Idioms class, eh? Well I'm going to play the devils advocate here and say that someone may be barking up the wrong tree. Once in a blue moon someone will try to steal your thunder and out idiom you. Is that possible? Well, I heard through the grapevine that you sometimes bite off more than you can chew. :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/08/2016 #20 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 It would seem ignorance is not terribly selective, @ Andrea Luquesi Scott.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/08/2016 #19 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #11 Supposibly really drives me bats, @Wayne Yoshida!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/08/2016 #18 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17#10 #14 Snuck is a tough one because it is so prevalent. Even I hear myself use it on occasion. Eeek!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/08/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I've been guilty of using 'snuck,' which my grammarly didn't catch LOL. If I'm using word it will catch it with spellcheck! Interesting list.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/08/2016 #16 Brian McKenzie
    Teaching English again.... the idioms class was so much fun - they requested that I teach them a new idiom every Friday. ooooysht.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    24/08/2016 #15 Anonymous
    "Doggy dog" is incorporated in a nickname - Snoop Doggy Dog!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #14 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I still get a twitch in my eye when I hear "utilize." I will admit to using snuck. It simply sounds better than sneaked.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/08/2016 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent buzz @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Your article reminds me of when someone whispers something in another person's ear, and what was said goes from one person to the next, and it is not the same when it gets to the last person. We repeat what we hear without determining if it's correct.
  20. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    16/08/2016
    Why Typos and Spelling Mistakes Bug People
    Why Typos and Spelling Mistakes Bug PeopleJohn F. Kennedy was a notoriously bad speller. His wife, Jackie, was a very good speller and frequently pointed out his mistakes, something First Ladies are supposed to do when their husbands show signs of illiteracy.John’s poor spellinng was a...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Sarah Elkins
    01/09/2016 #33 Sarah Elkins
    #25 I will definitely vouch for the quality, competence and reasonable prices of @Charles David Upchurch & @Susan Rooks if you want a proofreader! I am a stickler, not as a troll, but as someone who has clarity as a goal in writing. A typo here or there won't bother me too much, but consistently poor grammar and spelling are distracting. They also indicate someone who doesn't pay attention to detail, which in some lines of work would be a big red flag.

    I love your style, Robert, keep 'em coming.
    Robert Cormack
    18/08/2016 #32 Robert Cormack
    #31 Thanks, Charles, I'll keep you in mind.
    Charles David Upchurch
    18/08/2016 #31 Charles David Upchurch
    If you want feedback in the future, I can provide it privately.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/08/2016 #30 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Robert Cormack.. thank you for sharing on this topic. It's serious...grammar but at the same time, I think sometimes taken wayyy to seriously. I do try to get my posts right and proof read, but as happens after publish...I will find an error or two or three and then I edit again chiding myself for the errors 😉 Will keep the faith and hopefully perfection will be attained one day!
    Charles David Upchurch
    18/08/2016 #29 Charles David Upchurch
    I'm sure you misspelled "John's poor 'spellinng' " on purpose, sharing my own sense of humor. Yet in that case you should consider placing "air quotes" around just the "misssppelledd" word, to show readers that you were doing it intentionally. I hope you found this feedback helpful. ~ CDU
    Charles David Upchurch
    18/08/2016 #28 Charles David Upchurch
    Apparently beBee does not know, yet, that we are friends, so I will comment publicly (this time).
    Charles David Upchurch
    18/08/2016 #27 Charles David Upchurch
    I agree, of course, with my friend Susan @Susan Rooks. If you don't hire her, then please consider me! I like the way you differentiate "meticulous" from trollish public critiques. Many here could vouch for my well-intended and PRIVATELY DELIVERED writing feedback (like the message I am sending you, now). I hope that's helpful.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/08/2016 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Truth be told, I'm a gawd-awful speller. I NEED my spell checker! OK, so it sometimes gets me into trouble. Like when it cut the second "t" from "That's a thorny question"
    Susan Rooks
    17/08/2016 #25 Susan Rooks
    Well, @Robert Cormack, with me you're preaching to the choir, as they (whoever "they" are) say. As a copy editor and proofreader, I know how many others make errors. Of course, I often find, as you did, errors in my own stuff because it's really hard to proof your own writing.

    That being said, those who create really should consider finding a good copy editor / proofreader because at the end of the article / book / day, it's the creator's reputation that will be hurt. I believe that our only goal in those endeavors to help the authors look and sound as smart as they are.

    I am sorry if anyone thinks that those who make typos or other grammatical errors is a moron or stupid or anything like that, because it's not true. I learned a long time ago that we are all smart, but we are smart in different ways. I live by these words: Ask not "how smart is she?" Ask "how is she smart?" One kind of smart doesn't always translate to another.

    A most-excellent post, and I look forward to more from you!
    Robert Cormack
    17/08/2016 #24 Robert Cormack
    #21 I worry more about grammar with children's books. I don't want kids picking up bad habits unless I'm speaking in a vernacular of, say, a pirate.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/08/2016 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #22 And @Susan Rooks, our grammar expert.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    17/08/2016 #22 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thank God for Grammarly​.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/08/2016 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #18 I agree, especially when I write my poems, and even some of my posts. I want my words to portray my imagination more than I want to be grammatically correct.
    Robert Cormack
    16/08/2016 #20 Robert Cormack
    #19 Careful, Rene, I could fill your basement (2 manuscripts, collection of short stores, 3 children's books).
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    16/08/2016 #19 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17 No worries. Send me your stuff to edit, Robert Cormack!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/08/2016 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #16 I ain't either. Actually, we know the grammar well enough to know when we can and should bend, fold, break, or completely obliterate the rules.
    Robert Cormack
    16/08/2016 #17 Robert Cormack
    #15 Well that's good 'cause I ain't always grammatical.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    16/08/2016 #16 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Very funny! I see some very prolific writers on beBee who publish with tons of typos and grammatical errors. I get frustrated and stop reading. The odd typo is hard to avoid and relatively harmless, but a message needs to be well written in order to be clearly understood. If you want people to care about what you are saying, then you should make it easy to understand. Mind you, my first career was as an English teacher and I now work in public relations/ communications, so that may be part of my problem. :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    16/08/2016 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Typos and grammatical errors can be distracting, especially if they are mine. Otherwise, I don't think any less of an article or the author because of a typo or grammatical error, as long as it is a good read.
    Robert Cormack
    16/08/2016 #13 Robert Cormack
    #3 Who would have thought grammarians would end up in glass houses.
  21. Melissa Hughes

    Melissa Hughes

    16/08/2016
    The most meaningful and impactful experiences are rooted in our own natural curiosity - a personal, passionate yearning to find out what, why, or how something works or could work better.
    Melissa Hughes
    Is Education Killing Curiosity?
    andrickgroupblog.wordpress.com With all the rhetoric about what’s wrong with education today and how to fix it, there is no shortage of opinions and perspectives about raising the test scores that demonstrate student...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Melissa Hughes
    17/08/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thank you for the read and for sharing your thoughts, Harvey. If enough of us fight for those moments and share the rewards, perhaps we can reinforce the value of being curious, experimenting, making mistakes, and discovering!
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/08/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Awesome post. You get my vote, education is becoming the killer of wisdom. Within the Chaos we call living one needs to seek out many perspectives and results to find their path. Education is helping our children live inside a box that is unproductive and very hard to break out of during your adult life. I meet these folks everyday. If we constantly test the budget of our check book then we become a budget. Loosing site of why we wanted the budget in the first place. We test students on standards so we have become the standards. Based on your profile statement at the end I believe you do know how to measure curiosity. That moment someone understands something for the first time is like watching a locked door get opened. I fight for these moments both professionally and socially.
  22. ProducerAgness Walewinder
    Can Non-Native English Speakers Teach English in China?
    Can Non-Native English Speakers Teach English in China?With Chinese economy gaining more traction in the global market, speaking English becomes more of a necessity for its citizens. This is why demand for English teachers in the country has skyrocketed. For 2015 to 2016 alone, it is estimated that at...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Brian McKenzie
    10/08/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    I have taught English before - but it has always been ad hoc, and for smaller schools - the bigger houses all want formal face to face TOEFL. Thanks for the link, I will take a look.
    Agness Walewinder
    10/08/2016 #5 Agness Walewinder
    #4 Brian, they do. I have an online certificate and it's perfectly fine. Even with the government when applying for the working visa.

    Are you looking for a job? We know a few schools who are looking for teachers and they pay well. Contact us through http://etramping.com/about/contact-us/
    Brian McKenzie
    10/08/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    I keep hitting the TOEFL certification wall - Everybody nearly requires it, but when you ask around - they wont accept an online certification for it - so WTF.
    Agness Walewinder
    10/08/2016 #3 Agness Walewinder
    #1 That's right. The changes will affect non-native teachers who did not study in a native English speaking country and want to work LEGALLY. People who don't fulfill these requirements can still teach, explore and save money. However, they will not get the legal work visa, which is hard to get anyway (because the school needs to have a special government-issued licence to employ foreigners, and 99% of the schools don't have it anyway). The point is that the legal requirements are mostly overlooked here by officials unless someone does something bad (use drugs, have a fight, etc.). Hope this helps
    Vincent Andrew
    10/08/2016 #2 Vincent Andrew
    Almost signed on the dotted line to teach English in Hong Kong some time back. Did not sign because of family commitments. Yes I agree that teaching overseas can expand one's horizons and there are opportunities to work with new colleagues, learn and savour a different culture and of course working with a different set of students that you may not be used to. Enjoy your teaching there @Agness Walewinder.
    Dean Owen
    10/08/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    I heard there are some changes in the works that will make it difficult for non-native English speakers to get a visa to teach English: https://youtu.be/TnI_v2OMYyU View more
    I heard there are some changes in the works that will make it difficult for non-native English speakers to get a visa to teach English: https://youtu.be/TnI_v2OMYyU

    Glad you are enjoying China. If you get the chance do visit my favourite province Yunnan. Close
  23. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    07/08/2016
    Are Tears the New Fingerprints?
    Are Tears the New Fingerprints?I find it fascinating the new facts about tears. They unfold new realties and next time you cry have a new attitude to the tears you shed. New scientific findings disrupt our beliefs, and I dare say even well-established scientific Laws such as...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Ali Anani
    31/08/2016 #104 Ali Anani
    #103 True teas are pearls dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2016 #103 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I read this again @Ali Anani, still very impactful. I always encouraged, never discouraged, my children from crying. We were taught in school that tears can release toxins and also leads to less aggression, especially in boys. I know i always feel a deep sense of calm or very sleepy after a good cry. Onions, well those tears just burn lol.
    Dale Masters
    31/08/2016 #102 Dale Masters
    I also realised that the reason I don't cry may lie in the ability of my dreams to induce the cathartic state usually accomplished by crying.
    Dale Masters
    31/08/2016 #101 Dale Masters
    I stopped using deodorant about six months ago---I perspire a lot, and started using menthol powder after I shower to control perspiration.
    I have narcolepsy as well....and I find it interesting that while in the throes of an attack, the dreams I have are predictive of future events. A group I belong to asked a question about this selfsame thing, and it turns out that 95% of respondents have had predictive dreams. I have often wondered if narcolepsy isn't the same thing as an unasked "vision quest", since so many of us with narcolepsy tend to share dream characteristics common in the visions of native shamans. I'll have to look up the references.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/08/2016 #100 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #99 🌻
    Ali Anani
    18/08/2016 #99 Ali Anani
    #98 I am deeply grateful to you dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/08/2016 #98 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #97 Done :)
    Ali Anani
    18/08/2016 #97 Ali Anani
    Would love to dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman in respect of a readers' wish. Thank you for asking
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/08/2016 #96 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #94 Ali Anani, do you want this buzz shared to Physical Education and Sports hive?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/08/2016 #95 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #94 @Ali Anani you can just reply Yes or No to the suggestion. It is up to you ! thanks
    Ali Anani
    18/08/2016 #94 Ali Anani
    I received the following notification:
    Someone has suggested that you reclassify your buzz in the Physical Education and Sports hive

    Dear @Javier 🐝 beBee- is there a way to accommodate this suggestion? I have already shared this buzz on three hives, but find this suggestion plausible
    Ali Anani
    18/08/2016 #93 Ali Anani
    #92 Spot on and I fully agree David Lisle
    David Lisle
    18/08/2016 #92 David Lisle
    Our human uniqueness never ceases to fill me with wonderment.
    Ali Anani
    18/08/2016 #91 Ali Anani
    #90 For all female commenters- this comment translates to
    Mourn certainly does well and shows understanding , as the cabala says, women who understand the world so often cry. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View more
    #90 For all female commenters- this comment translates to
    Mourn certainly does well and shows understanding , as the cabala says, women who understand the world so often cry. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD what do you think? Close
    marcelo leiva
    18/08/2016 #90 marcelo leiva
    sin duda llorar hace bien muestra comprensión , como dice la cabala las mujeres comprenden el mundo por eso lloran a menudo
    Ali Anani
    14/08/2016 #89 Ali Anani
    Your comments is amazing @Brian McKenzie. How to avoid tears and their prints provides me with a new thinking line
    Brian McKenzie
    14/08/2016 #88 Brian McKenzie
    #87 @Ali Anani you can get a finger-print from a photo - many a box has been hacked that way. Peel the first layer of the onion away, run it under cold water - then slice - no tears.
    Ali Anani
    14/08/2016 #87 Ali Anani
    You haven't been exposed even to onions for ten years Brian MaKenzie? No tears then no fingerprint like? But, how then use the camera to take eyes fingerprints?
    Brian McKenzie
    14/08/2016 #86 Brian McKenzie
    Tears are not the new fingerprints. I cant remember the last time I cried, certainly not in the last ten years. Nor do I have a cryfest scheduled on the horizon. I still have my fingerprints.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #85 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I see the willow tree above now...hey. Oopsies! brain injury..what can I say? gotta laugh at it! Oopsies!
  24. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    09/08/2016
    Tuesday Tricksters, August 9: Jalousie - Jibe
    Tuesday Tricksters, August 9: Jalousie - JibeWell, here we go with the latest installment of Tuesday Tricksters, words (homophones) that sound alike (or nearly so), but mean something different and are spelled differently. Please remember that spellcheck will not help you here; if you spell...
    Relevant

    Comments

    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/08/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    My DH's (Dreaded Homophones) are jell/gel as stated. Add in past/passed, too. While we're at it or/nor bugs me too. (Ok, so or/nor aren't homophones but dreaded anyway)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    10/08/2016 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Jell and gel - interesting. I don't use these often. As far as jibe and gibe, I also use jive as @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian stated. Is this s whoops?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/08/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Jell (v.): Gel (n.): Ok, these ones I mix up and OFTEN!! As far as Jibe and Gibe go, I just switch to the more colloquial "jive," which just might be an error on its own.
  25. Spiri Howard

    Spiri Howard

    04/08/2016
    Don't Miss The Boat
    "You know mom, school is just a place where teachers teach what they have to, you know, curriculum and test prep. When I want to learn something, something that's important to me, I know where I can find it and who I can learn from. I build those relationships online, I can make them happen. Kids just go to the source. A lot of the time, well recently, its not from a school, its not from a teacher or the relationship I have with them. I just think teachers don't get that."
    21st Century Learning,Oskar Cymerman,Online learning,cyber schools,Anant Agarwal,education,Gabe Howard,learning relationships
    Spiri Howard
    Don’t Miss The Boat
    fromthecyberside.wordpress.com “You know mom, school is just a place where teachers teach what they have to, you know, curriculum and test prep. When I want to learn something, something that’s important to me, I...
    Relevant
See all