Terrible Teachers

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Terrible Teachers

Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:40 AM

Hey everyone, thought this might be a funny thread to start off the new forum! (Thanks Chris! Great forum idea)... Tell us about the worst teacher you have ever had and what makes them your worst teacher...
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:47 AM

Does it have to be about tech teachers?
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

Nah...any teacher!
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:57 AM

Is this new forum for specific student things?
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:02 PM

I'll answer this in a new thread. Stand by.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:11 PM

Well, the worst teacher I've had (and still do), is my CSPE teacher. The year previous to having her fr CSPE, I had her for Irish and all I did in class was put my head down and if any questions were asked I'd say "I don't know". This because I'm not any good at Irish but this year since I have her for a subject that I can actually use English in I've been able to put some input into the class. Though all the input I've given was commenting her on the statements she's made. Like one time; she was talking about the things going on in Israel and she said "they're gun crazy" (yes, she did) and I quickly put up my hand and said "the things going on in Israel aren't about being gun crazy, the Jews just want what they think is rightfuly theirs. So you shouldn't really say things that you aren't sure of that people in this class will take literally" and then she then accused me of "twisting" her words and apparently knowing what I'm doing and doesn't like it. Now she for the 40 minutes a week we have her she just tells us to read, do questions and nothing else, witch kind of defeats the purpose because it's about learning about peoples opinions and having an open discussion about it.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:29 PM

The worst teacher I had was my programming teacher in high school. He taught my 2 Java classes, and my VB class.

He mixed up the syntax for the languages very often. He came to me for help. Everyone came to me for help. I think that about sums it up. I learned about 95% of the material in my VB class on my own.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:43 PM

I've got a 3 way tie for teachers...

I had an English teacher in high school who would give us all group work, then would roll dice to see who's project in the group was marked. Now Technical English admittedly was/is my worst subject. So when it came down to me passing/failing on my Independent study project, she docked me 30%, 15% because she didn't like my use of words like "therefore" and "moreover" and another 15% because she thought I hadn't done the work myself.

I had a Statistics teacher who wouldn't actually teach us anything, he just talked about how wonderful his son was...how he went from wearing leather pants and cowboy boots to loafers and slacks...blah blah blah...

Finally, I had a teacher who was supposedly an expert at C++ come in mid-year to take over from our other teacher who had quit. We were just starting inheritance (whee) and the twit kept confusing his C++ code with Java...making example programs at home and trying to run them in class only to have them bomb....we all failed our mid terms and they finally fired him.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:11 PM

Sadly, we dont have any coding classes at my school. Might be cuz Im not even in hgh school yet. (Im just 14 years old ;)) But woah, coding at SCHOOL! That wud be so awesome :D

My worst teacher, was my Kindergarden Teacher. She yells for nothing, and she did not teach us a thing. According to the news, she would already be fired, but she didnt, because her husband is the princibal -.-

Ow yeah, at the school I am at now, its my Math teacher. He yells even more. If you say:"Calm down.." he will pull your head off!!
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Re: Terrible Teachers

Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

View Postjeffijoe, on 12 Feb, 2009 - 02:11 PM, said:

Sadly, we dont have any coding classes at my school.

My high school was the same way.

One of the worse teachers I ever had gave me a detention because when I went to sharpen my pencil, a girl tried to cut in front of me & I didn't do the "Gentleman thing" & allow her to go 1st.

WTF?!

She got me in trouble over bs like that w/ my parents a few times.
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Re: Terrible Teachers

Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:10 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 12 Feb, 2009 - 02:42 PM, said:

She got me in trouble over bs like that w/ my parents a few times.


Sounds like she had a childhood crush.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:27 PM

...sorry, I meant the teacher got me into trouble over b/s. Not the student.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:04 PM

I had a Psychology teacher who would state:

"What do you all think? Let's have an open discussion."

Me: "Well, your analysis was off and you are wrong because of [x], ][y], and [z]."

Him: "Shut up!"

/class
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:06 PM

Nothing like a good 'ol open discussion that is censored to the topic creators approval of specific details.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:34 AM

My worst teacher was my accounting tutor when i was doing my IGCSE's..he used to criticize me all the time and he used to make me go make him tea like every 10 minutes
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