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Among 12 principles, I am more interested in two of them: The Anticipation of Reward and Autonomy. In my middle school days, I remember my special English teacher. She has taught me for two years, my first grade and third grade. At that time, I was eager to learn English since I was fascinated by foreigners who have blue, shiny eyes. The problem I had in English learning was that I often misspelled some words. For example, eatten for eaten and tommorow for tomorrow. Whenever I had homework writing errors twenty times on my word test, I started writing it correctly at first, but it became wrong one at the end. One day, the teacher told me she would give me a word book if I don't make any mistakes on my homework. Then I did my homework with a concentrated mind to get the book for few weeks. The day I received the word book, I felt like I will not make any spelling mistake ever again. The word book was not merely a reward to encourage me not to make spelling errors but also a crucial factor which led me to have a dream of being an English teacher.
EllisaAmong the12 principles, I am more interested in two of them: The Anticipation of Reward and Autonomy. In my middle school days, I remember my special English teacher. She has taught me for two years, (use present perfect for actions that continue to the present moment in time. This action requires simple past, because it was complete years ago.) my first grade and third grade. At that time, I was eager to learn English since I was fascinated by foreigners who have blue, shiny eyes. The problem I had in English learning was that I often misspelled some words. For example, eatten for eaten and tommorow for tomorrow. Whenever I had homework writing errors twenty times words I had misspelled ? on my word test, I started writing them it correctly at first, but it became wrong one at the end. One day, the teacher told me she would give me a word book if I didndon't make any mistakes on my homework. Then for a few weeks I did my homework with a concentrated mind to get the book for few weeks. The day I received the word book, I felt like I would will not make any spelling mistakes ever again. The word book was not merely a reward to encourage me not to make spelling errors but also a crucial factor which led me to have a dream of being an English teacher.
AlpheccaStarsAmong the12 principles, I am more interested in two of them: The Anticipation of Reward and Autonomy. In my middle school days, I remember my special English teacher. She has taught me for two years was my teacher twice, (use present perfect for actions that continue to the present moment in time. This action requires simple past, because it was complete years ago.) my in first grade and third grade. At that time, I was eager to learn English since I was fascinated by foreigners who have blue, shiny eyes. The problem I had in English learning learning English was that I often misspelled some words. For example, eatten for eaten and tommorow for tomorrow. Whenever I had homework writing errors I would write twenty times the words I had misspelled ? on my word test, I started writing them it correctly at first, but it became wrong one at the end. One day, the teacher told me she would give me a word book if I didn't don't make any mistakes on in my homework. Then for a few weeks I did my homework with a concentrated mind to get the book for few weeks. The day I received the word book, I felt like I would will not make any spelling mistakes ever again. The word book was not merely a reward to encourage me not to make spelling errors but also a crucial factor which led me to have having a dream of being an English teacher.
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rafaelinrio:
I don't know if you intended to be rude in your manner of posting, but that was certainly my reaction.
I have several styles of answering in helping a student, including inserting comments, questions, and explanation for my changes. Sometimes I don't change the problem text and only underline the words with errors. If I don't clearly understand what the poster meant by some text, I put in a question mark. Usually I put a little explanation up front of the edited passage, but If I have replied to the same person on earlier posts, I don't take the extra time to repeat this.
After years of teaching and trying to learn other languages myself, I find that people learn the most when they can figure out what's wrong and correct their own errors. People also learn from their mistakes when an explanation of a change is inserted parenthetically by the editor. I deliberately do not change people's words if their grammar is OK unless they specifically ask for alternatives in stylistic expression. It only serves to confuse the learners if their grammatically correct text is re-written without explanation.
I do frequently miss some mistakes, but usually will catch these in the next revision if the poster responds to the thread. If someone else can catch what I missed, that's OK and even appreciated. But the polite way to do this would be to excerpt it from the original text and suggest it as an additional change.
Hi Alpheccastarts,

I am really sorry for this misunderstanding. I didn't mean at all to be rude or anything, I apologize for that. The thing is, as I still found some mistakes I thought it wouldn't be a problem to correct them, people have made that with my corrections and I don't think they meant to be impolite or anything.
I really love correcting texts, you see, I am Canadian but I'm living in Rio de Janeiro now and I work as an English teacher here and this forun has helped me a lot to improve my teaching skills.
At first I thought that just because I was an English native speaker it would be easy to teach it, however, it isn't. This forun helps me to see what difficulties people have when learning English. Things that are pretty obvious for us like the use of prepositions, present perfect and other things are not so obvious for students. I totally agree with you that if we identify the mistake and give the student the opportunity to correct it by her/himself is much more profitable than if we just give the right answer.
Once again I apologize and I promise that won't happen again.
You are very gracious! I look forward to us working together and helping others!

I have learned a lot from the experienced teachers on the forum. One special lesson is not to be overly aggressive (even though it's tempting) to correct everything for the students. I used to do that until it (finally) dawned on me that some are asking us to do their homework assignments for them. They just copy what we have done and hand it in. That does not help them learn anything at all.
So I have lately been doing more underlining, and asking questions. If they are anxious to learn, they really appreciate the little nudges towards understanding...
All the best,
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