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Worst English Teacher Ever
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Worst English Teacher Ever

There's probably been worse, but I don't know them. Anyways, so I have this awful English teacher. Our spelling words are words like "its, believe, definitely". But for some reason she asked my class to spell the different types of pronouns (our current brainless topic), such as demonstrative, indefinite, etc. We spell them all correctly and proceed to take a spelling test with words easier than the ones I had in third grade. At least then I could do some extra credit, more difficult words.

She also had us write a so-called theater review on plays we hadn't seen in a week. That week was Christmas vacation. Not only that, but we couldn't even see the stage because the powers that be (aka whoever decides seating) put us at the very back of the auditorium, which was also high-up. The woman had us use a faulty program, which included a clip with a completely different production of the play we were reviewing. I think that I forgot to mention it was a short play among many other plays, which were on short stories and poems we had read. Not to mention that half the time we were doing some assignment that made it impossible to enjoy the plays, so most of us were looking at the paper a lot of the time. And we were given no warning about the review at the beginning, so naturally we weren't trying to actually critique the plays. If we based our review on the clip shown? Points off. If we failed to notice the FCAs she stuck on the back of a sheet that seemingly just introduced the assignment? Points off. If we honestly couldn't remember a play we could hardly see and had viewed right before Christmas vacation? Points off for being vague. Accidentally put a title similar to someone else's or not catchy enough on your project? Points off, "just because I can."The lady (I shudder to call her that) also handed us a separate rubric. Naturally, it being a rubric and supposedly showing exactly what we were being graded on, I thought that was all we needed to have. Nope. Conveniently, anyone who got a low enough score could redo it, thereby enabling them to see exactly what went wrong (since they were given their graded reviews back) and fix it to get an A. Unfair for the others who had a bad but not terrible enough grade much?

This woman also gave us a very easy but large pronoun test a day ago (at time of posting). No complaints there. There was a "fun little activity" that you could do after you had completed the test. I took it just to see what it was. Apparently, some old student of hers had created a "match each celebrity to his or her real name" quiz. I don't CARE what these stupid celebrities' real names are. I'd rather read a good book, thanks all the same. Seeing as it's English class and there's nothing else to do, I figure that the teacher will let me read, right? WRONG. After noticing that I am not filling out her activity, Mrs. Awfulteacher (can't keep calling her "the teacher" or some such nonsense) comes over and says, "Derpina, fill out the activity. You need to participate so I can enter you in the contest. FILL IT OUT." Mrs. Awfulteacher then leaves, expecting that I will be a good little drone and fill out the sheet. I more or less complied and wrote "I don't care" in the blank where the letter of the name was supposed to go, thus enabling myself to read in peace.

Mrs. Awfulteacher has also gone against her own instructions with another project. Something about putting captions "in the box", which could have been anywhere from the piece of paper I was using to the picture we had to draw. Needless to say I got an 87 (I think) on that one.

Mrs. Awfulteacher forces us to get up and do ridiculous dances to remember things. Then she claims that doing actions helps you remember things better. Yeah, but it's doing the action that helps you remember the information when you need to know it. As in, writing the stuff down helps you because you are writing on a test. I'm not going to get up and start dancing and singing in the middle of a test, am I? Didn't think so.

On one essay, Mrs. Awfulteacher had us use the same editing steps 3 times in a row, spread out over a period of weeks. She claimed that it helps us on the MCAS. Right, I'm totally going to have that much time as I do long-comp, which is do, oh, at the END OF THE DAY. She has recently given us a set of editing instructions that take forever. What's the point of giving us this stuff? There's barely enough time to write your essay, let alone edit it. Why can't we just do stuff that teaches us knowledge, instead of packets on nouns and pronouns? Makes me want to tear all my hair out.

Now I dread going to her class. My classmates all dislike her, to a more or less passionate degree. Everyone has a bone to pick with Mrs. Awfulteacher, for good reasons. I, a high-honor roll student who runs to get to classes on time, have fantasized about skipping her class. With my other teachers, it's not really them that I dislike. Alright, maybe my Technology "Education" teacher, but he doesn't count as a main teacher. But with this woman...words fail me as to how much I dislike her and her class. Tech Ed is a picnic compared to her class, and my Tech Ed teacher is the one I dreaded all summer.

I'd put a pithy quote here, but I'd rather speak for myself.

Superpowers aren't just flying and lifting several tons. Whatever you're good at, that's your superpower. Learn to deal with it.
02-05-2012 02:36 AM
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Worst English Teacher Ever - NightThoughts - 02-05-2012 02:36 AM
RE: Worst English Teacher Ever - The - 02-05-2012, 02:51 AM
RE: Worst English Teacher Ever - returnal - 02-05-2012, 03:42 AM
RE: Worst English Teacher Ever - The - 02-06-2012, 08:54 PM
RE: Worst English Teacher Ever - flann - 02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Worst English Teacher Ever - Marlena403 - 11-06-2016, 10:20 PM
Worst English Teacher Ever - HawkbitAlpha - 12-04-2016, 12:57 PM

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