Education is all around us. Not just in the class room. I have learnt so much thanks to GOOGLE, and You Tube. Having been taught ITA English in school, I left Secondary School with not one qualification. Yet, I am self made like Richard Branson. Of course I am not rich like him; however, I am very proud of what I have achieved. Especially, as I am also a proud Dyslexic. (Check out Richard Branson's Dyslexia videos on You Tube)!
There are some great teachers in school, and some not so much. The teachers that actually like children, and want to help them succeed without bullying ... are the teachers I respect the most!
I believe Mr Skype is an EXCELLENT teacher. What do you think? He explains the uses of the Semicolon so well. I am so proud that my daughter, Melody, knows how to use a Semicolon. Because when I left school I knew nothing about punctuation, let alone how to spell correctly because of the ITA English I was taught in Primary School.
It really bugs me when people moan and complain about Home Education. But I am not allowed to even have a debate about ITA English, which destroyed my EDUCATION and others! The BBC seem to have ignored my comment about ITA English, which I emailed them. And I can't leave a comment on their website.
I would like you to imagine being a child and forced to learn this awful ALIEN language, they call ITA English. Then later on in school, having to learn real English! Seriously, surely this deserves a debate. Personally, I would like an apology from the EDUCATION SYSTEM.
Introduction to i.t.a.
Please tell me, who's teaching method is better. The above ITA English, or mine? Nobody has the right to complain about my methods of teaching, because my daughter could not read when she was school, let alone spell or write correctly. She too is Dyslexic. Now she has a room full of books.
Lets ponder on the way children are taught to read in school. Even if the child struggles in school, they are still forced to read out in class. This is wrong! And knocks their confidence. Why don't teachers/teachers assistants write down the words children struggle with, or get them to write the word down three times. Then get them to have a go at spelling the words? This makes no sense to me; however, they are short staffed. This is why Home Education works. Some children need one to one support without the pressure, or bullying. When Melody was in school she was left to read alone. Maybe, once a week she would read with a teacher. And sadly she was forced to read out loud in the class, and bullied by the TA for not being able to keep up. Sorry, but I simply do not agree with this line of teaching.