Hi everyone and Hello 2016! 🙂
Well, I’m aware that I did not share a blog post last week (I know, I know, we’ll address time management in a future blog post) but my “welcome back” load of homework was quite a load and quite overwhelming. I’m definitely learning about time management and trying to balance accordingly.
Thank you all for your recent feedback and comments. Many of you have asked me to write a funny blog post relatable to high school. Ideas were shared and so, since we just started back at school after our two precious weeks of winter break, I thought I’d go with the suggestion of sharing our experiences about our teachers.
Now please keep in mind, this post is only meant to be humorous; for fun and for laughs. We love our teachers very much, just as much as our teachers love us. 😉
Teacher #1: The Parent
Ever had a teacher whom you felt was trying to control your whole life? They typically make comments about what their students are wearing, give extra homework, and if someone dare tries to inform them that most of us have six OTHER classes with homework as well, let’s just say it ain’t pretty.
I had a teacher like this a couple years ago and I once missed a quiz in her class. Here is a snippet of our conversation…
Me: When would be a good time to make up the quiz I missed yesterday?
Teacher: I’m free after school today. You can come by my room after seventh period and take it.
Me: I can’t today, I have something important to do after school.
Teacher: What’s more important than making up my quiz?
Me: Um, I have an after school club.
Teacher: Obviously you shouldn’t be in this club if you don’t even have time to attend my class!
Me: …I missed one day…
Teacher: Don’t you talk back to me, young lady! *sigh* Come and take it during lunch. I only say the things I say because I care, all right? Now go back to your seat, dear.
Why are you trying to take control of my life outside of your class? *shakes head*
Teacher #2: The “I-don’t-care-what-you-do-with-your-life-but-I-have-to-teach-you” Teacher
Typically, this is one of the “best” teachers to have. They don’t care what you do as long as you’re “working”. You can have your phone out in their class, you can eat a five course meal, whatever. They DON’T CARE.
Normally their first-day-of-school “monologue” goes a little something like this:
“Alright guys. First things first, phones. I don’t want you hiding them behind your backpacks. You can have them out, you can text in my class, I don’t care. Unless I tell you to put them away specifically. If I do happen to catch you with your phone out during a time I have asked for them to be away, I won’t take your phone. I won’t even say anything to you. I’ll just take your points away. I don’t care what you do on your phones when you do have them out, and I don’t care what you take into your life from this course, but I am getting paid to teach you and you have an EOC (end of course exam). So today, you can just chill and talk. Whatever. *shrugs* I don’t care.”
You know what, sir? I “don’t care” if you “don’t care”. *peace sign*
Teacher #3: I’m Sarcastic and I Know it!
This teacher is usually the one that everyone secretly hates. They are basically a bully to their students and being in their class sort of – well, you know – sucks.
When a student gets a low grade on a test that they are handing back to them, they say something along the lines of “Your mom must be so proud of you!” or “You are so going to become a doctor with these grades!”
When going over a question that no one has the answer to, they say something like “Wow, no one has the answer? I love how everyone does their homework in here!” When in reality, everyone did the homework and has every other question except that one.
When they teach a new lesson and ask if anyone’s heard of a term or formula before and no one has, their response is typically along the lines of “No? Never heard of it? Wooooooooow! I’ve got a great class!”
*whispers* Only we teens are allowed to use sarcasm, got that? 😉
Teacher #4: The Family Oriented
“My wife LOVES this chapter…”
“My boyfriend hates that I give so much homework…”
“My son refuses to go to the school that I teach at…”
“So since our bellwork today has to do with love, I thought I would share something that recently happened in my life that relates to love… Since we’re all like family here, right?” *smiles* “Weeellll… HE PROPOSED!!!” *holds up left hand* *dramatically wiggling hand with ring on it*
“Last night I found out that dogs can hold grudges. See, what happened was…”
All things that a family oriented teacher will say, they constantly feel the need to update you on their romance life, their parenting techniques, what their dog did the night before… everything!
And they always have some way to relate one of their family members or a personal experience to the lesson they’re teaching.
Generally, they’re very nice teachers… just extremely annoying. I mean, we go to school to not hear anything about family. We try to escape them. *awkward smile*
Teacher #5: The Actor
This is usually the performing arts teachers (chorus, dance, band, theatre, etc.). They’re very passionate about what they’re teaching and so they get very excited over little things (like their favorite musical, play, or song) and use hand gestures whenever they can.
Hand gestures. All.The.Time.
Teacher: “Okay guys, today we’re going to learn about greek mythology!” *excitedly waving hand at the board*
Student: *takes phone out*
Teacher: *le gasp* *hand on heart* “Put your phone away RIGHT NOW!” *pointing dramatically at student* “I can’t believe that kids these days have the nerve!” *throwing hands up in dismay*
Again, hand gestures. Dramatic body language. All.The.Time. (Not that I don’t do the same thing 😉 )
Teacher #6: The #SwagDawgTwoThree!
This is that cool young teacher that totally feels how boring classes can be and totally understands you.
They’re basically your best friend.
“Okay guys, I know it’s been boring, we’ve been taking turns reading and answering questions, so take a deep breath, work on the vocab, listen to music, work with someone else… play on your phone, update Twitter…”
*laughing at something someone drew on the board* “Somebody please, quick, Snapchat this!”
They aren’t trying to be one of us. They ARE one of us. 😀
So, these are just a few of the teachers we’ve all experienced. 🙂 Do you have any you would like to add? If so, PLEASE SHARE!
Comment below which ones you can relate to, which ones you find most entertaining, or which teachers you’ve encountered in your life. Share your story and let’s give our teachers some love! 😉
Until next time!
~ Rina Raj