Teaching tip 4

Get your stuff proof-read.

Check overhead transparencies, slides and handouts for spelling, grammar and punctuation.  You might thing that your handouts etc. are great but you should always get somebody else to check you basic spelling and grammar, this could be a colleague, family member or friend.  Don’t just rely on the computer spell check facility, the machine cannot tell if you have used the correct “their” or “there” nor can it check for missing words.

If you are a teacher you have to have credibility with your students and a basic slip-up in grammar or spelling can erode this.

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