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I stood up to my languages teacher
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I stood up to my languages teacher

My language teacher is by far one of the vilest women I have ever had to encounter. I have told her time and time again that I do not wish to continue doing the course. Well, obviously she wont "let me off the hook" that easily, but it was her who stopped me from changing the course. I could be doing something significant like music instead of that course which I am failing at. It was early in the course and she said it was too late. She humiliates me in front of the entire class, and then has the nerve to set me homework to do at home. If I can't be fucked to do work at school then why do it at home? Fuck her!

I'm too shy and too polite, I feel bad for saying bad things to anyone. I don't want to make a scene either, so I'm pretty subtle with the way I'm handling it. I wrote a note in my art portfolio exercise book; demanding to be taken off of the exam and to be left alone in future, and that I did not want her "support" anymore. If she ignores this or becomes angry by it then I will become less patient and maybe not turn up for her lessons at all. I honestly have better things to be doing.

Being in her lesson wouldn't bother me, but she is so bitchy to me. Nice to the other inmates people in my class, but is fucking vile to me. She threatened to punish me for drawing, which is another reason why I fucking hate her. No-one takes that privilege away from me.

I need some help, guys/ladies, am I doing this right or am I just driving myself into a heap of stinky shit?
04-22-2013 06:57 AM
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I stood up to my languages teacher

Get your parents to talk to her?

Or just don't go to her class, go to music class instead (or whatever other class you'd rather be in).

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RE: I stood up to my languages teacher

I agree with SoulRiser on this. Don't turn up for her class, and go to the one you would rather be in.

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RE: I stood up to my languages teacher

If you just go to another class, that teacher MIGHT send you to the office for skipping or just take you back to her room. I think you should make friends with a teacher that has a prep period during your class and hang out with them and tell them about everything she's done first.

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I stood up to my languages teacher

I can't just go to anyone's lesson as I please. The music teacher will not let me into her class, believe me I've tried. I get a strange timetable when its languages day. It goes either




I like history, and that's the reason I put up with her lessons. I'd love to just bunk her lessons as I wish but she would notice that I was missing for her lessons but turned up for others. I usually bunk all of the other lessons I don't like but there's not much of a way out of languages. She also knows this and uses this as her advantage. She KNOWS when I'm avoiding the lesson. I don't give a baboons ass hole if she calls my family about it, but I don't want loads of detentions on my record. I want to get into college, but not put up with her stupid shit.
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I stood up to my languages teacher

Just skipping her class would send a message, but they probably won't get it. That, or interpret it all wrong. Either way you'll probably get in a heap of trouble, and I'm not sure if anyone will listen to your grievances then. You might consider it as a last resort after lodging complaints with the school administration, or talking to your parents about it. You can say that at least you tried!

Sometimes with issues like this you have to stand up and be heard. Just saying.
04-27-2013 01:23 AM
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