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teach school

To teach; to be a teacher in a school. Did you know that Karen teaches school? I thought she was stockbroker. Don't feel so bad. I've taught school for 30 years, and I still run into situations I don't know how to handle.
See also: school, teach

teach (one) a lesson

To convince one to avoid some unwanted behavior in the future through the inflicting of some form of punishment or harm. Can be said of the harm or punishment itself, or the agent inflicting the harm or punishment. After the CEO was found guilty, he was forced to repay $150 million in damages and will spend the next 10 years in jail. If that doesn't teach him a lesson, I don't know what will. A: "The cat scratched Bobby this time when he pulled its tail again." B: "Well, that ought to teach him a lesson." Are you going to mess with my little brother again, or am I going to have to teach you a lesson?
See also: lesson, teach
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This is the desire by students (and some staff) to have as many courses as possible taught between Tuesday and Thursday, or more explicitly, not on Mondays and Fridays.
At the heart of the matter lies the need to determine what social history should be taught from the vast and growing range of possibilities available.
Every parent has an opinion on what constitutes the "correct" view of the Supernatural, and parents will be very concerned that their children will be taught an "incorrect" view.
Like many fellow Dover residents, he says the biblical account of the origins of humanity should be taught in a comparative-religion class, not a biology class.
But since they've not been taught infallibly, there's at least a remote possibility of error.
3) Activities structured for the needs of the learners, such as the use of their experience, teaching to multiple learning styles, and their inclusion in defining how they will be taught.
They could even make errors by working certain problems from left to right (as they are taught in reading) instead of right to left (Miller and Mercer, 1997).
By contrast, northern universities taught little law and medicine.
For all the debates over the virtues and vices of progressive education, before World War II the vast majority of Americans attended only elementary school, and they were taught by normal-school or high-school graduates who had often studied for one or two years at a school of pedagogy.
Chomsky, in particular, suggests that language isn't taught but learned--that children invent their language gradually, thoughtfully, as they observe their parents and other language users in their environment.
While watching the athletes teach one another, the coach can be carefully listening on what is being taught as it is being taught.
For example, accounting curriculums have traditionally taught students to classify and aggregate transaction data before they are stored--that is, to classify transactions through journal entries then aggregate that data into an account balance.
in English at Princeton; John Romano, who taught English at Columbia, now produces the TV show "Party of Five"; the list could go on and on.
He had taught in the Wausau school system for many years.
I was taught how to use this cane by a sighted instructor who had undergone extensive sleepshade training.