Despair with lack of practise from pupils
Posted 21 February 2019 - 16:40
Shouldn't the spelling discussion be in the Pedant's Paradise thread?
Posted 21 February 2019 - 19:11
However, as a self-confessed pedant I used to insist continually on the correct spelling of practise/practice when I was teaching (retired now ). My pupils didn't always learn much from me, but they did get regularly reminded of the difference between a noun and a verb!
Personally, I would expect a music teacher to be able to spell the words practice and practise correctly in a practice book or report, just as I would expect them to spell Bach or Mozart correctly. I think parents are unhappy to read school reports that are illiterate.
I have to admit that I now spend my life in an almost permanent state of grumpiness due to the widespread grammatical ignorance which abounds and about which none seem to care! (And many other things!)
Posted 21 February 2019 - 19:30