Teacher Certification

Thomas G. Mungall III

Message 18770 · 20 Sep 1999 21:42:14 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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It would seem that all they need do is remind themselves to behave as Miss
Milligan would have done in the same situation. I have to agree with one of
the previous writers about the fact that we are in Scottish Country Dance to
have fun and enjoy ourselves. Manners and refined genteel behavior should be
modeled by the examiners, tutors and especially the examinee. However, that
quality may just be what the examiner is testing in the examinee to see what
she/he is made of. If you can keep your composure and cool under a very
stressful situation then you shouldn't loose your cool in a class with
several dozen trying personalities. I know there are times when I have to
fight my own temper as a student in a SCD class when I'm tired and I don't
agree with what I'm being told, etc.

Thomas G. Mungall, III
Baton Rouge, La.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Maghi King <Xxxxxxxx.Xxxx@xxxxx.xxxxx.xx>

> Someone suggested that it might be helpful to have the tutor sitting
> with the candidate during the debriefing. I would like to support this
> idea as a way of checking, modifying or restraining the behaviour of the
> examiner if necessary.
>
> As you might guess, personal experience lies behind this: although I
> passed my Full certificate exam, I was given an extremely unpleasant
> (and I still believe extremely unfair) time by the examiner during the
> debriefing session. I am convinced that the presence of a third party
> would have helped to ensure rather better behaviour.

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