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Have you ever had a teacher that was just bad or hated you for no reason?Or you hated their class?  I will go first and tell you my story.So the story begins in Spanish class the class has always been interesting with interesting teaching methods.And today we were cooking!But it was at least 10 kids with minimal kitchen experience only 1 adult supervising and trying to teach at the same time.We were just in the Spanish classroom which is not meant to cook in.And we did not have the proper tools to be doing this.We were making salsa.So the teacher split the class into smaller groups.My group was cutting onions with a VERY sharp knife.I went first and my minimal kitchen experience caused me to not truly know how to cut it.So my hand slipped and I cut my hand with the knife.So I went to the nurse got my hand cleaned up it was a small cut but it still shouldn't have happened.So for pretty much the rest of class I was in the nurse with my anxiety through the roof!!!! (it was probably the worst panic attack I ever had)So yeah the teacher needed more supervision and better instructions. :) I still hold a small grudge against the teacher for that.

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I had a physics teacher that corrected the exams horribly, and complained a lot that we were making her work too much. I remember an exercise on the exam that was worth like 3/10 points on the grade, where there was a river, and you had to figure out a certain position. Because I put the river vertically (the exercise didnt mention whether to put it vertically or horizontally) the axis were swapped, and that was enough for her to just grade the exercise with 0 points. And then when i complained about it to the teacher and she looked at it again she didnt change it because aparently it wouldn't "change anything about the result".

Like in general I got really bad grades with her, and like, both me and my parents started to think i was bad at physics or something.

Fast forward to this year, and I get like one of the best grades on the physics class in my uni (for some reason the teacher makes the grades of everyone public to everyone else).

So yeah fuck her for making me think i was bad at physics.

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Oh boy do I! I had a chemistry teacher when I was 14 that hated teaching people who didn’t ‘get’ chemistry. Like, it is your JOB to explain it dude…

Anyway he was teaching something maybe 3 people understood and the rest said ‘we don’t get is sir, can you explain again’ and he did, already annoyed and again almost none of us got it. He then got so angry that he tested us on the subject, with obvious disastrous grades as a result and then he declared it would be counted against our final grades. I was already failing his class (and weak in some others) but this grade would mean I would actually fail my year! My parents freaked out at this and my dad marched to the principal to demand the teacher drop the grade because that guy was clearly abusing his position, or my dad would get the newspaper involved. The teacher was forced to drop the grade and received a slap on the wrist. And I’m pretty sure he knew my parents were involved somehow because he was an absolute ass to me for the rest of my time there.

Now that I’m (much) older I realise I actually quite like chemistry, but I have hated is for a long time purely for this horrible mans ‘teaching’.

Also, since I am a teacher myself (art) I make a point of telling people who suck at art that it is ok not to be great at something but that hopefully I can teach them some tricks that make them improve their skills a bit. And that practice makes perfect of course ;)

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I remember a useless music teacher.

Our music class was in one of the 'temporary' buildings which were in reality older than the kids there and probably older than some of the teachers. So it was a bit knackered and not a nice place to be in. She (probably rightfully to be honest) seemed to hate being there and not really care if the place got even worse.

Lots of graffiti on desks. Mountains of chewing gum even by normal school standards.  That sort of thing.

So a lot of music class was to split into small groups. Each group would go into a booth at the back of the room and in theory would practice a piece of music. In practice we just dicked about a lot. 

One incident I remember was a kid who decided to see how high he could jump while in the booth. He leapt up, shouted 'I can touch the light', and promptly knocked the plastic cover off the fluorescent tube light, which fell to the floor and smashed (the cover, thankfully not the tube).

She finally realised something was up and the boy had to sheepishly explain why he thought that was a good idea. But looking back it was insane things got that far.

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I had several pseudo-teachers or substitutes that didn't last, one or two thugs and the rest that were awful-at-best teachers, hired by a poor and failing school, that probably thought I was the anti-Christ even just for merely being quiet. I even got in trouble before for merely minding my own business or literally doing what I was told. A few of them didn't even care when I was sick or injured. In fact, the only kind of teachers I didn't have any problems with were the non-sub science teachers.

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When we started with electrostatics my physics teacher suddenly said "Ok, for the next experiment we need the cat". And I just wondered "Oh cat, cute! What... cat?".

And it turned out that the "cat" was actually a cat pelt. 🥺Yes, seriously. To make it worse, she made "meow meow" noises while taking out that pelt.

So half of the class is like "Ohh nooo, that poor cat" and the other half is like rolling on the floor laughing.

And she: "How old are you? Don't be so sentimental, that's ridiculous." 😠So that made me really angry, like as if having some empathy for animals is immature (especially considering the context of this very immature joke).

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My English teacher in the middle school hated me cause my English was better than her's, really her pronunciation was really bad 

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Wheb he was 4, my brother hated his teacher and vice versa. The teacher told my parents he was retard and he had to go to the school psychologist for that. Joke on the teacher, when the psychologist so my brother can read perfectly at this age, she says he was probably the opposition of retard (but says it was no need to do the tests so we don't know, but still, crazy).

Still with my brother, he terrible writing at first because his teacher had "nothing to teach a left-handed how to write" (quote). Yes this is as crazy as it sounds.

 

I suppose I have to confess that when I was teaching French, I was bot good at it, partially cause of my depression at the time. But at least I stopped the next year and it is better now that I teach something I like and that the modalities fit me better.

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Most of my religion teachers were quite bad. It sucks to live in a country where religion is a proper school subject.

Once we had to write an interpretation of the story of Cain and Abel. And I was just honest and wrote something like this: "Obviously, what Cain did in the end was very evil and inexcusable. But we have to remember that Cain, contrary to Abel, at first was peaceful and did not even kill animals as a profession. I don't think it was fair treat him worse just because of this. We don't think that God hates vegans / vegetarians, do we? But here in the Bible story it seems like if Cain did not even get a chance for rather superficial reasons."

My teacher was not amused. I seriously got the equivalent of an F. The temptation to give a student a bad mark just because the teacher disagrees with their opinion must be irresistible.

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ok, I did a few weeks on a teaching intern sort of thing a few summers back.

so me and a few other young lads doing a fortnight of working in a school, getting a bit of experience in science classrooms and earning some beer money for the summer. Most of us I think did a reasonable job. helped out with the classes and did a bit of experiment preparation with the lab techs. apart from one guy. 

Simple ripple tank experiment to set up, a square container. various blocks to channel the water in different ways and a mechanical device to create waves at one end of the container. Lit from above and under the container is a white sheet of paper where shadows are projected of the waves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiSJspAVFh0&ab_channel=StuartMarsh -> very similar setup to this.

so put the thing on a desk, set up the blocks, pour water in then turn it on and you can demonstrate the basics of waves, e.g. interference.

our man has a different approach. he puts the water in then tries to carry it to the desk. Why, I will never know. As he carries it a waves build up in the water and he ends up with a full on splash of water  hitting the top of his chest. this would be bad enough but then he drops the whole thing, breaking the legs and cracking the container.

He then asks if we can just fix it before the class. 

NO

1- we have like 3 minutes because you have to get the kit out in the change between classes, 2- you broke the legs thats not an easy fix, and 3- you just soaked the electrical mechanism which makes the waves, we are carefully putting that out of the way.

 

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