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    Does anyone else have any problems with any teachers in school? I have one teacher whom I show an ordinary amount of respect to but I seem to get none in return. She is an older woman and only enjoys the company of the jocks in school (imagine that). She thinks I'm a basket case and two years ago she even told the principal that she fears I would kill her. What the heck?! The principal completely rejected this and told her to stop being so paranoid, luckily. I know I'm not the most social person but I found her assumptions to be very hurtful. Anyway, I feel a certain level of tension between me and her every day in my class with the woman. And she doesn't usually grade my assignments with any compassion in mind, lol.

    Now that I tried to break the ice, go ahead and share your opinions about certain teachers or maybe just share what you think about the education system in general.

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    As I am a teacher, I'm not going to sit here and tell you how awful they all are. There are so many teachers out there working incredibly hard to be good people, and who give of themselves until there's nearly nothing left. Equally, I can see how working with teenagers through a long career can make you both paranoid, tired and grumpy. It's rough, and not everyone can do it.

    Teachers are people. As people they have their own sets of problems, not all of them left behind when they enter a classroom. Instead of getting annoyed in this situation, bring it up with someone at the school, and see if you can get a new teacher. We can't always "fix" the things that are wrong, especially with other people, but we can make an effort to find a different solution that works better.

    To answer your topic, my biggest problem with the education system today is showing the kids I teach that the work I set them is not too much. That they are fully capable of it, and probably a lot more as well. I worry that most of them will get a kick to the head the day they have to get a proper job, or go off to uni/college and understand what's expected of them.

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    I had a few I didn't get along with in school (though not to the fearing for life extent..) .. but you'll find the same thing in real life. You end up in situations where you have to work with people you don't get along with for whatever reason. Some people just arn't going to like you. Best to learn how to deal with that now when it's just grades and not your job/career on the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamincolour View Post
    As I am a teacher, I'm not going to sit here and tell you how awful they all are. There are so many teachers out there working incredibly hard to be good people, and who give of themselves until there's nearly nothing left. Equally, I can see how working with teenagers through a long career can make you both paranoid, tired and grumpy. It's rough, and not everyone can do it.

    Teachers are people. As people they have their own sets of problems, not all of them left behind when they enter a classroom. Instead of getting annoyed in this situation, bring it up with someone at the school, and see if you can get a new teacher. We can't always "fix" the things that are wrong, especially with other people, but we can make an effort to find a different solution that works better.

    To answer your topic, my biggest problem with the education system today is showing the kids I teach that the work I set them is not too much. That they are fully capable of it, and probably a lot more as well. I worry that most of them will get a kick to the head the day they have to get a proper job, or go off to uni/college and understand what's expected of them.
    So not all teachers are like this? Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wambles View Post
    So not all teachers are like this? Click image for larger version. 

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    I don't think so, but I've seen/had my share of horrible teachers. Had my share of what had to be in the top 5% of teachers in the world though.

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    I've been out of school for like 33 years now but my supivisor at work is very unfair to me. He is a "Born Again Christian", carries his bible with him every where he goes and claims to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He considers me unworthy because I've lived with strippers and have worked in the porn industry. Though off center I have lived a life generous and compassionate to to all unlike that hypocritical, intolreant prick.

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    There was a teacher at my high school who, once or twice a semester, would break down crying about how she was a virgin and would never get laid.

    And the band teacher had such choice quotes as
    "Don't ask questions, know the answer!"
    "Train your hair not to move."
    and
    "Time is not a magazine, guys."

    And, my personal favorite(s), I had two teachers and two moms teach my second grade class. At different times. I think we made a nice young lady quit being a teacher because of how horrible we were, but oh well. I can't remember much of my elementary school because I spent more time out of class at the principal's office than I did in class. Hee hee hee

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    As a teacher assistant I work with a number of teachers in the classroom. Some are better than others. Some are strict and some allow to much fooling around. Some are well prepared, and some prepare minimally. As teachers and staff, working in Virginia, we have not had a raise in 4 years, and probably will never see a raise. We have had to live with No Child Left Behind, and its spinoffs, the SOL tests. We have to teach all kinds of students, the talented and the much less than able; the sane and the crazy. Sadly, it's mostly a thankless job. We get no support from principals, but they are very good at criticism and mistrust.

    Recently, we have become as hated as used car salesmen and politicians. The conservative right is trying to dismantle public education and replace them with Charter Schools, which is an anachronism for private religious schools. It amazes me that there still are teachers in the classrooms. The good ones, or the lucky ones, find better paying jobs in the private sector where they often are respected, appreciated and certainly, better paid. I make more money at my part time job than I do with my full time teacher instructional assistant job.

    As a teaching staff, we try to listen to our students and meet their needs. If we have students who try, we positively respond to that. We become frustrated to those who don't want to work, and think school is "stupid". It's hard to reach students with that attitude. As teachers, we usually are excited about that which we teach. It becomes demoralizing when students have little or no interest in the subject matter. Sadly, teaching then becomes labored, joyless work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Point View Post
    And, my personal favorite(s), I had two teachers and two moms teach my second grade class. At different times. I think we made a nice young lady quit being a teacher because of how horrible we were, but oh well.
    I knew a teacher who turned in her 60 days' notice before Thanksgiving and was gone before Christmas. One of her class sections in particular broke her. I had most of the same students the period before. They were also the class that made me hate life for those 10 months.

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    I had many teachers/professors who were incredible over the years I was in school (from elementary school through college). At the same time, there have been a fair share of teachers who were absolutely horrible. I had one teacher in elementary school who invited all of us over to a pool party at her house when she retired, I've had teachers who disliked boys or found one student that was going to be their 'example' for the year, regardless of whether or not they were a good kid or not.

    My oldest daughter had a teacher in high school who gave her a zero (taking her grade from a B+ to a D) on the rough draft of a paper because my daughter wrote it in pencil instead of pen, then this teacher tried telling us that our daughter didn't have her work done when it came time to collect. We finally got the full story when we did a meeting with ALL of my daughter's teachers together and this teacher blurted out the truth. What sucked most was that school administration would do nothing to fix situations where teachers tried to ruin students, and at the same time they wouldn't recognize those teachers that actually made a hell of a difference.

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