This. Because Governor Northam thinks he is King with his order - no - ORDER - to stay at home until June 10th. Why not April 30th as the Federal Government is suggesting? Why not a measured, thought out approach? Why no hope that things may be better in a month? Two Mondays in a row - the King closes schools for the rest of the year - and then orders us stay at home until June 10th - with no data - no explanation - no reasoning for these insane lengths of time. And now the schools and cities have no choice but to cancel events before June 10th because the King has spoken. And Seniors - like my daughter - have lost their Senior year - and it may end up not being necessary…
urgh I just need to RANt feel free to ignore this lol idk how long it’ll get but i know if this goes on fb all my primary school teacher pals will hate me but GOD their attitude is the worst? and they are in charge of small children???? someone please think of the children please
yes this is about how they talk about having to teach grammar lol
but like i get it! you found it hard! you don’t like it! but it is literally a field of study!!! contrary to how apparently studying what a fucking noun is not developing a Love of Learning™ some people like…do lingustics…because they LOVE LEARNING about these things! and how they work! and how they work across various languages and social groups!!! oh my god it’s almost like some people find the Bad And Stupid Boring Thing….fun?
how many kids will never be able to think that grammar could maybe be interesting because their teachers are all going off about ~fronted adverbials~ like sure. i get it. i do not find all of the subjects fun. (ok i lie but i have friends who don’t.) but i do NOT tell people, especially children, that any one subject is boring. who am i to crap all over something that someone might really enjoy? why would you just shut off their opportunities like that? that, to me, demonstrates a lack of respect for learning. if you can’t respect that other people might enjoy subjects you don’t, then frankly you have no business teaching.
and that doesn’t even start on what the lack of grammar education does to how we struggle in other language classes. like i was 15 in french class and the girl next to me has no idea that ‘i am’ and ‘you are’ are related because no one has ever explained how verb conjugation works…it’s so much harder to learn another language when you can’t relate the framework to something you already know, and we’re already seeing the class divide when it comes to the fact that you basically have to be middle class to learn languages now! it’s great it’s all so great how has no one explained this to literally specifically primary school teachers because you know what? i never hear this from people who teach secondary
i don’t even do linguistics, I just noticed that after doing literally ONE TERM of latin my english writing improved because i was thinking about the structure of my sentences more (not that it shows here obvs) and it just makes me so frustrated that THIS FUCKING IGNORANCE is stifling kids’ appetite for subjects that can be so rich and wild and interesting because if you keep telling them it’s boring they will never ever look further into it because why would they? never mind the fact that thinking about language as something with structure that can be analysed may make things easier for more mathematically minded students that maybe struggle with language being such an intuitive thing
basically if people could stop telling children what they should and shouldn’t love about learning that would be fab thanks. they deserve the chance to work out what they do and don’t enjoy for themselves and they don’t need adults who should know better dictating what they can and can’t love about learning