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A song about marking ... [no really]

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I think he's being sarcastic... ''Education is full of such inspiring ideas these days I thought it would be a good idea to enshrine some of them in song. The Purple Pen of Progress is based on the brilliant notion of using different coloured pens. That also made me think of the Scarlet Scribe of Shame and the song was born. It goes without saying that simply using these different coloured pens will obviously solve all your educational problems''
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Have you considered voluntary work?
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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    What you trying to say? :oops:
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  5. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    The song seems to end at 1'40" - but the picture continues with no sound. Is this the same for everybody? :confused:

    Great song Lanokia! :)
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yeah the video does go 'odd' at 1:40 @marlin
  7. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Not just me then. :)

    Shows how entrenched the purple pen of progress or purple polishing pen has become in schools that we all know what the song is about. So sad ... ... :(

    Whatever was wrong with a red pen? I expect in time the green pen will be despised in the same way that red is now - perhaps the red pen will make a grand return as the latest great idea!
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  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh didn't see that Vince... cheers.
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    If only a Native American Indian or Russian would complain that not using red pens was discriminatory and meant to deny NAI or Communist culture.
  11. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Not using red pens is discriminatory and denies Communist culture!

    P.S. I think the purple pen is referring to something else.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Just returned from a school where the colour of the pen seemed of utmost importance.

    Pen colour. Purple shows development [progress], green is the teacher, red is the pupil.

    Every classroom, EVERY, the teacher was sat at their desk marking while kids got on with tasks. No-one was moving around the room, helping kids. I mean ***, is that all the job is now.... marking?
  13. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Bad day?
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  14. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    o_O ... still prefer the red pen of rubbish. :p
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  15. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    'Just returned from a school where the colour of the pen seemed of utmost importance.'

    On interview?

    Or (heaven forbid) an Ofsted inspector?
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  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Interview @scienceteachasghost

    If I was an Ofsted inspector I'd be praising it to high heaven surely?
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