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Would you just keep it zipped?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Don't want to go into too much detail but I've been thinking about this recently.
    Someone I know is embarking on a teaching course. Their written spelling and grammar is a bit wanting. Thought about giving them "Eats, shoots and Leaves" as a gift and telling a fib along the lines of, "Oh, all my primary teacher friends have this book"...
    Bad idea? They're young, they might swallow it.
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  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    The fib, not the book.
  4. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Whoops, cross post.
    You think? Not too obvious what I'm up to?
  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think it's an excellent idea.
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  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Why are you initially referring to someone, then go on to refer to more than a single person?
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  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Do it.
    Even if it is obvious it will highlight the problem so that it can be resolved.
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  8. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Go for it!!
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  9. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Because I don't want to give too much away by referring to gender. Besides - I'm not a teacher. It's not my abilities that will be under scrutiny. I don't want this person to look like they're not up to the gig. Used '"they're" again. Are you ok with that?
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Tell her it's a required text and she'll need it for YR3 upwards.
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  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Last post to DoY.
  12. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Excellent idea, CK. As long as they read it, you'll be doing them, and their eventual pupils, a great service.
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  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    If you've got another teachery type of book, or perhaps another resource, you could put that with and say you having a clear out or something. It'd look a bit less obvious.
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  14. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    The choice of book depends on how devilish you feel:

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  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Get a used copy. Makes it look more casual.
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  16. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Thanks - I'm not a teacher (anymore) and when I was, it was Secondary Art and Design. I thought the Eats, Shoots book would be good as a gift as it's supposed to be quite funny too. Thanks for the comments, people.
  17. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    they'll definitely need it for primary! good idea about chucking another book in as well.
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  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I see my status has changed. Wonder what the criteria are? According to my stats I've only made 12 posts. The mysteries of TES...
  19. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Better give her/him the book than have to wipe away the tears when some over zealous parent writes a letter of complaint to the head because an error has been spotted in an exercise book!
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  20. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Brilliant idea CK!
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