I was reading this article today about common mistakes we are taught when learning about grammar in school. The most common example that I always cite is “i before e, except after c’, a rule disproved by the fact that there are vastly more words in the English language which break the rule than adhere to it. It struck me, however, that this is something that we as teachers must always keep in mind. Are we ever completely certain that what we are reaching our students is correct? Is our information correct and up to date? Have we explained concepts correctly? Or, perhaps more importantly, have we fully understood and grasped these concepts ourselves? I believe that it is important that we, as educators, constantly endeavour to have checks in balances in place to ensure that we aren’t innocently handing down our own errors and misconceptions to our students.
This is my concept map based on the Big 3 and the RAT framework we looked at over the past week. This was the first time I’ve ever used Bubbl and I found it a little hard to get used to at first. I’ve used MindMup in the past, and I would definitely recommend giving it a try if, like me, you found Bubbl a little hard to use: https://www.mindmup.com/. I find the interface much easier to interact with.
This will be the page where I will be posting everything to do with EDC3100. I’m a third year student in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Program and my majors are English and Modern History. I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with you all throughout this semester. 🙂
The Sarcastic English Teacher