Also known as general_mario
7th November 2007
This one is about bad teachers/professors. some professors are real nazis. ok, there are a lot of good ones and i respect them, but there are bad ones too. they seem to get angry at students for no apparent reason. in my case, one of our professors terrorizes students with stupid assignments. Last time it was an exam that took 5min, even though that kind of test was meant to last 20 minutes (determined by the department of education). everyone got bad grades. and when you try to report them, principals and other professors tend to stick with each other.
it's no wonder that some people use violence as the last resort, when the proper authorities fail to prevent violation of students rights. of course, video games are usually blamed for violence against teachers.
few years ago, a high school student stabbed his teacher because the guy always picked on him. once he asked him: "do you have nightmares about me?". when student answered no he gave him an F. he tried the nice way but nobody did anything. i think that the professor deserved to be stabbed. (he lived)
i'd never resort to violence but i see why some people do, and movies and video games are usually ones that get blamed.
6th April 2000
violence is never the answer, especially in this case. Your teacher was being a hardass and you felt he was unfair. That justifies violence? I think not. Tell your parent or parents about said teacher and ask them to get involved. Teachers and school administration will respond to them quite a bit more as it won't sound as if you're taking personal feelings to try and discredit a teacher and ruin his or her career. If it comes from a parent it shows that it's not just you or other students doing the exact same that you accused the staff of doing by sticking together. Generally parents are caring enough to do whatever it takes to make sure their child has a fair chance at an education, and if one is as bad as you say, a principle will not shut them up.
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No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Professors aren't out there to fail everyone. If everyone fails in the class, what does it say about his or her teaching ability? Not much, and they won't be around for too long if it continues for an extended period of time.
That high school teacher, at least in the U.S. could have been brought to court for harassment or at least misconduct if the grade really was a result of that encounter.
I've never had a truly bad teacher. I've had one or two that were difficult in some way, whether it be a personality or grade issue. However, those types of teachers do a lot for you in the long run.
I would die without GF
25th March 2005
the problem about teachers is, that they dont wanna correct themselves. My teacher did a few times some great mistakes but she ignored it and told everyone that we were wrong. The next day, she told us that she find a wrong answer in the book and that the found a solution for it. Of course, the one that we gave. Mmh disturbing!
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Teachers need just enough of you to fail the class, not too many not too few. If too many fail then their teaching ability can be called into question, if too many pass then the degree losses its value. Of course some of them are just power mad freaks who need to be taken down a peg or two =p But generally violence isn't an efficient way to do it.
Hasselhoff is my hero
11th December 2006
^^ Well, that might just be because teachers just want to get through the lesson.
Anyway, giving input to schools especially from parents definitely helps. My sister when she was in middle school was very frustrated with a teacher who was very tempery, and she and a few friends and parents got together and got her "retired" from teaching.
I've had experiences with bad teachers, but generally I just switch out of classes. My worst was in elementary school. I had quite a few bad teachers. One would tell me to stop saying things about her to my mom when she crushed my soul yelling at me in class. But I've also had a really good one or two teachers.
I'm in a private high school, so you don't need a teaching degree to teach. A ton of my teachers are really awesome, and awesome awesome classes which do a lot for the school, but then some don't know what they're teaching, and just do as little as possible to get their money.
edit: But yeah, violence is bad kk?
Also known as general_mario
7th November 2007
i never said that the violence is the solution. it's what happens in a moment of anger. croatia has a good education program and such teachers don't last for long, but i hate those cases where authorities fail to prevent harassment.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
11th February 2003
If all the class fails the teachers ability to teach is questioned???? Dude most of my Algebra II class failed, maybe 4-8 out of 20-25 actually had PASSING grades(D+).
So I talk to the school board..guess what the lady they put me in touch with tells me? Mr.***** is a very good teacher. I know him personally and seen him teach in class. He is a good teacher. There isnt much I can do except that you have to just retake the class....
WTF lady? You arent in the fucking class the whole time like I am. and he hides his shortcoming from his boss(you) like you do from your boss...right?
Radio Shack, Do Shit
30th October 2007
I wouldn't say resorting to violence is the answer, but some teachers really tick me off... Mrs. Magel, and her technical garbage really annoyed me... We had just moved last month, I don't own a printer, and did not have internet. What she does is forces every student to type up a paper, turn in a printed copy, turn it in on a website, and print out the "digital reciept". It is the most moronic thing ever, considering my schools poor support for students. We cant have quick drives, bring in any cd's/floppy's, or even run it through email. Its impossible to get work done at home to the school, and when I talk to her about this she says get it done in study hall or after school. My schools open computer lab is closed just about every hour this year, because other classes are using, not an option. I go to work right after school, and don't drive so I have to get things done off of everyone elses schedual, not an option. So basically those 3 assignments are 0s on my report card because she will not give any credit for a hand written assignment. Can you say unfair?
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Resorting to violence is never acceptable. If you feel like the teacher is giving you/the class a hard time (for his personal own personal fun), not taking propper tests (that abide the exam rules) and anything else a good teacher shouldn't be doing the first step should eb to talk with the teacher in a neutral way (so no shouting and such). If the teacher and the class can't come to an understanding then there is several people to go to such as the class mentor, the "coordinator" as we call it (the person who oversees tutor and class activities for several grades) and finally the head of school. When consulting them and letting them know you concerns they should take note of them. They may disagree though since what happend is something acceptable in their eyes ("yes we know he can eb very demanding but the demands are acceptable") though. Something like giving people less time then they officially have for a test shouldn't (will not) be tolerated though. I think it's important that when talking with these people the class remains calm, shouting, cursing, pointing fingers and appearing to be (overly) emotional will make things look a lot less serious.
If a teacher offers a solution "I understand you can't do this at home but you may use school resources for this" that doesn't work in principle (all equipment is always taken even when you try to reserve a spot and really try by waiting around rather then walking by one single time to see something is occupied) you can bring that up. A good teacher will either give you advise on how to acces these resources (computers etc.) afterall, take note of the problem and look for an alternative with you. If some teacher pretty much tells you "I don't care that you can't get this done even when you tried all reasonably things on your end to find a solution" you can take itup with somebody higher up.
I never had a bad teacher though that didn't gave propper support. I have had a teacher or two who cave extremely boring classes or some new teacher who failed to give organized lessons though (the latter often either improving or being fired if they totally suck but that only happend once or so).