Teacher speak interpretation needed please [grin]

(30 Posts)
seeker Sun 31-Mar-13 09:06:23

After years of school reports, I have learned what "lively" "eager to contribute" and "full of life" mean!

But ds has 5 "reward" certificates this term, 3 of which use "determined"

Ideas? Bloody minded? Never gives up, even when clearly in the wrong?

Sparklingbrook Sun 31-Mar-13 21:18:52

grin Schmedz.

Schooldidi Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:08

That's true Schmedz, although it falls down when describing new skills they have acquired. I might say "X can now solve simultaneous equations" as a good thing because it's something they couldn't do before. But I agree that before a behaviour it's probably not great.

Kez100 Sun 31-Mar-13 21:41:33

If its a reward certificate it must have a positive slant. Otherwise they just wouldn't bother giving him one.

If it were in a report however, I'd feel it might be cryptic too!

EvilTwins Sun 31-Mar-13 22:05:26

Good point about "can". I make rather too much use of "X has proved that he is able to..." as well, in the same context.

Schmedz Tue 02-Apr-13 19:21:43

Will be using that one this report season EvilTwins! Brilliant!
That reminds me it isn't too long until I will have to start writing all mine...

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