Is there anything someone can do about an UNACCEPTABLY rude teacher?
Or is there even anything you CAN do?
Why would someone become a teacher if they don't like youth?! Its not like the pay is anything too special at all.
[This message has been edited by brandon184 (edited 06-15-2000).]
If you are on good grounds with your principal or guidance counselors--or if your parents are involved with the PTA...you could talk to them. But, you would really needs some **** good proof to do something like this. It would be child vs. adult.
I'll take two... CPU's
You could use a mini tape recorder...
Since she/he already seems to dislike youth make them really hate your generation. Lay out of school, sneak into the parking lot, while wearing rubber gloves carefully drain the oil from her engine then fill the crank cxase back up with veggie oil. Heh heh.... that'll light a fire under someone.
Being a former teacher myself, I'm going to take the unpopular position on this one. First off, let me say that I don't know the details of your situation, so don't feel that I am accusing you of anything. With that said, realize that teachers have incredibly difficult and stressful jobs with relatively low pay, as you mentioned. it used to be that teachers had absolute control of their classroom, but with lawsuits and timid administrators, that doesn't exist anymore. Most teachers get into the profession because they enjoy kids and teaching. What they find out quickly is that the kids generally don't want to work with them and in fact try to make the teachers life hell. I'm not saying all kids are like that, but it only takes a couple to ruin a classroom. This is just how kids are these days. It used to be that parents actually enforced discipline on their children and backed up the teacher when the student misbehaved. Nowadays, the parents tend to back the children regardless of what their child did. True story - between classes one day at the school I taught at, 5 teachers and 100 students witnessed one student punch another student for no visible reason. Just cold cocked him. When the parent came in for the disciplinary hearing, the parent said that her son did not do it and that he better not be punished for it or else she would sue. The administrator backed down and let the kid go scot-free.
My point here is that you need to look at the situation from the teachers point of view. Have you done your best in the teacher's class? Do you ever misbehave or cause trouble in the class? Do you follow instructions and do the homework that the teacher assigns? Perhaps the teacher is still holding something against you for something you did earlier in the year. In that case, sit down with the teacher and apologize and tell them that you want to work with them.
Now, if the teacher is just a true *ss, then by all means, take steps to protect yourself. No one deserves to be treated like that indiscriminately. Just make sure that you didn't do something draw the teacher's ire.
I apologize for the length of this post, but I have some serious opinions on this subject, and it feels therapeutic to get it out.
Thanks Waferdog! My wife is a teacher and I think you summed it up quite nicely.
Gotta stick up for my own kind. Of course nowadays I have to defend fellow network admins who play games all day at work.
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Brandon, I agree with waferdog that you need to look at the big picture, what's going on in the classroom, and any history between you and the teacher. I've been teaching for the last 21 years. I try my best to not raise my voice or be rude or negative in any way to my students, but as waferdog has pointed out, it is difficult under some circumstances. Having said that...
If the teacher is a real jerk for no good reason, the only way you're going to get anything done is to bring your parents into it. The other teachers will not be much help because of professional courtesy. The administration will probably just listen to a student nicely and then dismiss it all, or they will try to find out what the student did to precipitate it. If parents come in to make a complaint, it's taken much more seriously.
Personally, I wish classrooms were videotaped everyday. That would make it a lot easier to point out when students or teachers are doing something they shouldn't or not doing something they should.
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