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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Episcopus » Sat Jul 19, 2003 12:13 pm

Drunk?! <br /><br />I agree Emma, there is a huge difference between a good mind for the subject and a good teacher for the subject.<br /><br />And what is the point, as a teacher, of ignoring students who are not perfect as no one will learn anything...<br /><br />P.S If you are stuck on the grammar Check out Benjamin L. D'Ooge, Latin For Beginners. <br /><br />Many pages you would skip but it is complicated further on!
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Bert » Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:21 am

I can understand that it is frustrating being stuck with a teacher who can't teach, esp. if he/she can't be held accountable.<br />I cannot accept that 95% of teachers are terrible. I think that that statement does an injustice to the teaching community. (No, I am not a teacher, though I did have an aspiration to being one at one time).<br />Having a poor teacher does have a huge impact because when you go to school to be taught, you count on at LEAST a mediocre teacher.<br />Just some thoughts.<br /><br />PS. It would be uplifting to read some notes from you people who did not have terrible, poor or mediocre teachers but ones who excelled and who encouraged you to excell.

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Emma_85 » Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:47 am

PS. It would be uplifting to read some notes from you people who did not have terrible, poor or mediocre teachers but ones who excelled and who encouraged you to excell.<br />
<br /><br />well there's my greek teacher. one of the best teachers i've ever had at school. he actually takes an interest in us and he make us all think that his biggest aim in life is to teach us greek. he answers even the most stupid questions and explains things over and over again to pupils, who didn't understand it (that's only if they ask of course). but he's also quite strict and makes us work really hard. where as that zombie teacher i'm getting in latin next year couldn't care less if we worked or not, he's always writing tests and stuff. <br />he knows that students have to be made to work, like ;).<br />but if you forget to do your homework, he's not like the other teachers, who give you a bad mark or extra work straight away. instead you have to bake a cake for the whole class. no one ever forgets their homework now, after having to bake a few cakes :(. i miss the cakes...
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by benissimus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:14 am

I'm totally in love with my Latin teacher...
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Emma_85 » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:10 pm

lol, ask your latin teacher to marry you then ;).
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Episcopus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:49 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=256;start=0#1697 date=1058786041]<br />I'm totally in love with my Latin teacher...<br />[/quote]<br /><br />estne pulchra an canis? habetne episcopõs magnõs?
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by benissimus » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:19 am

Benissimus: Possumus nos amantes mariti esse?<br /><br />Professor Ken: Noli dicere, sed prolim me basia!
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Milito » Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:37 pm

[quote author=Bert de Haan link=board=6;threadid=256;start=0#1684 date=1058746890]<br />PS. It would be uplifting to read some notes from you people who did not have terrible, poor or mediocre teachers but ones who excelled and who encouraged you to excell.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I have had 3 latin teachers now - that's 3 disembodied voices on tapes. But the last dis-embodied voice left great, useful feedback on returned assignments, encouraged me thoroughly, and I actually talked to her over a phone a couple months ago. She encouraged me to keep in touch with my Latin issues! I'm really looking forward to the next Latin course, which she is teaching again! <br /><br />The first Latin teacher explained very clearly, spoke very clearly, and had a terrific sense of humour which came through on the tapes, too. The remaining Latin teacher was just a disembodied voice on tapes...... Although he did do a really good Roman Society course.....<br /><br />All my experiences with my Latin (and Greek) teachers have been via tape, and all have been terrific. I suspect that that's because there is a lot of detailed quality control done on these correspondence courses. (In fact, I even took a first year calculus course the same way, and discovered that that disembodied voice was the best math teacher I'd ever had.......)<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by mariek » Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:38 pm

Where do you find these correspondence courses?

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Post by Milito » Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:36 pm

[quote author=mariek link=board=6;threadid=256;start=15#1801 date=1058888298]<br />Where do you find these correspondence courses?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, in their Distance Education department.....<br /><br />http://www.dce.uwaterloo.ca/de/index.html<br /><br />The tally now is 4 x Latin, 2 x Koine Greek, 2 x Roman history/society, 2 x Greek history society, 1 x Economics, 2 x Sociology, 1 x Geography, 2 x English, 2 x Irish history, 1 x Math. The 5th Latin course is starting this fall...... Unfortunately, budget cuts are preventing them from taking on any new BA students for Honours Classics, but the courses are still there.....<br /><br />Kilmeny
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