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A new breed of Teacher
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A new breed of Teacher

So before I went in to high school, they gave those of us with high grades a test to see if we qualified for gifted class. It was incredibly hard and I received a letter telling me pretty much tough luck. Then halfway through my first semester I got a letter telling me that I could still join the class (gifted starts 2nd semester freshmen year and goes till the end of sophmore). So I joined up since I thought it would be an interesting class and score me points on college admission. What was surprising was how open-minded the teachers of this class were. We had two teachers and they seemed to me to represent a new and better styel of teaching. I don't know if it was because of the class but they heavily encouraged new ideas and out-of-the-box ideas regarding our projects (which is all we did). They were incredibly fun and even let us do stuff that wasn't really allowed (like going around the halls during classtime, filming a crappy little video for this other teacher for the lulz, and pretty much abducting the foreign exchange kids). So I really like this class. Unfortunately, one of the teachers came in PISSED one day, and I've never seen her pissed, and she swore, which means something big went down since she believes swearing should only be used at the right time. Turns out the district doesn't like the class style and our class is the last gifted class to be run this way. So from now on the next generation of kids will probably still be part of the brainwashing system, which sucks
05-02-2012 06:29 AM
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We all are part of the brainwashing system, you like it or not..
05-02-2012 06:55 AM
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Gifted teachers are the best but all the other teachers hate them LOL. They wish they could be so cool.
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It is unfortunate that such a small amount of teachers actually care about their students or their education. Most are simply there for money and control, and the ones that aren't usually get bitched at for it.
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More teachers than you think would run their classes like this if their students weren't so brutal. In gifted classes you can get away with it more easily because fights and arguments are usually less likely. As far as the gifted programs getting worse and more structured, that's usually because the parents complain they're not focusing enough on the state mandated standardized testing.

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(05-02-2012 08:59 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  More teachers than you think would run their classes like this if their students weren't so brutal. In gifted classes you can get away with it more easily because fights and arguments are usually less likely. As far as the gifted programs getting worse and more structured, that's usually because the parents complain they're not focusing enough on the state mandated standardized testing.

True, true. Gifted and talented teachers let us get away with murder while others will shoot anything that moves (other than ur hand writing).

But the last part isn't true in all cases. My mum didn't allow me to take the Additional Maths exam (a UK thing, somewhere between GCSE and A/AS Level) because she thought I would be under too much stress. Just as well, because my grades in maths are terrible right now (not terrible as in someone normal, terrible as in Im getting way lower than expected). I would have failed anyway.

To put this crap plainly so even an idiot can read it
Normal/lower set = strict, horrible teachers.
Higher set = teach is either wierd or goes off topic (a good thing).
Gifted set = relaxed teacher.

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(05-02-2012 08:59 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  More teachers than you think would run their classes like this if their students weren't so brutal. In gifted classes you can get away with it more easily because fights and arguments are usually less likely. As far as the gifted programs getting worse and more structured, that's usually because the parents complain they're not focusing enough on the state mandated standardized testing.

How the fuck does the state know what every one under the age of 18 needs to know?

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It just sucks cuz the teachers in this class GET IT! They know our current school system is incredibly flawed and show us real evidence why.
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It's not a new breed, it's an suppressed breed.

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05-05-2012 08:40 AM
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Stupid bastards always want to ruin what's good and create more of what's bad...

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(05-07-2012 05:14 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Stupid bastards always want to ruin what's good and create more of what's bad...

Their goal is to make you suffer and obey, what did you expect??? Noo
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(05-07-2012 05:26 AM)LedoS Wrote:  
(05-07-2012 05:14 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Stupid bastards always want to ruin what's good and create more of what's bad...

Their goal is to make you suffer and obey, what did you expect??? Noo

Their goal is to get through their day with as little hassle as possible.

If you want to be a different fish, you've got to jump out of the school.


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05-07-2012 10:21 AM
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Teachers who aren't sadist fuckheads just want to collect their paychecks at the end of the weak.

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Most people are too lazy for sadism. Being mean actually makes life easier for teachers. Kind teachers often take horrendous abuse from their students. I guess it's just the way people are.

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Oh, not all teachers are abused by students - depending on what you define as abuse. I have teachers that say "Look, if you don't wanna follow the lession - I don't give a shit. Just don't disturb the others!". And it works. They either sleep or draw or do something else which isn't disturbing.

But, there are students you might just want to be mean to...I know some.

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(05-07-2012 10:21 PM)aCol Wrote:  Oh, not all teachers are abused by students - depending on what you define as abuse. I have teachers that say "Look, if you don't wanna follow the lession - I don't give a shit. Just don't disturb the others!". And it works. They either sleep or draw or do something else which isn't disturbing.

It depends on what type of students you teach.

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Definitely, good sir. Though it's always a balance between teachers type and students type.

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Yeah but the students in my gifted class aren't retarded monkeys like a few people I know. There's one or two guys who suck but the class is generally made up of decent and good kids. It just sucks cuz we have our last gifted expo (big freaking project) and this will be the last one. And the project is actually FUN for once. I researched my family history and my grandparents and great-grandparents and what they did in WW2. Might be boring for some but I just eat that shit up like fucking cheesecake. I just hate seeing all this good teaching, REAL TEACHING, go away. I mean, they're always open to suggestion and won't just say no and if they do, you can actually have a reasonable debate and change their minds. Their just so ahead of the trend.
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