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King Of The Speaking Frank

| San Mateo, CA, USA | History, Ignoring/Inattentive, Students

(For our history tests, we must write a paragraph on a certain topic. Today, it is on Charlemagne. We have been reviewing for the past few days for the test and the paragraph. Let’s just say, Student #1 is not the brightest bulb around.)

Student #1: “What is our paragraph about?”

Everyone: *face-palm*

Teacher: *in a state of disbelief*

Student #2: *shouting in sarcasm* “Muhammad!”

Student #3: *catching onto Student #2* “Hellenism!”

(The teacher then moves two feet to the right to display the paragraph topic “CHARLEMAGNE” in big bold letters on the board.)

Teacher: “Next time, if you even raise your hand, I won’t bother picking you.”

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Follow My Misdirection

| USA | Bad Behavior, Language & Words, Teachers

(In Spanish class we are playing Kahoot, a multiple choice quiz game. The quiz is about a specific verb tense, which is formed using the “opposite” of the usual verb endings. When a trick question comes up, the teacher reminds us:)

Teacher: “Remember, you want to use the opposite ending.”

(We all give the correct conjugation for [tense], and the game tells us we are wrong.)

Teacher: “This sentence starts with ‘Creo que,’ which is a time when you don’t use [tense]. It should just be a regular present tense verb. It’s a trick question.”

Me: “Wait a minute, you told us to add the opposite ending. Wasn’t that a lie?”

(Note that although unexpected, the switch-up is not outside what we’ve learned.)

Teacher: “I wanted you guys to get it wrong so I could explain it to you.”

Me: “…?”

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Reading Too Much Into It

| NY, USA | Books & Reading, Teachers

(I’m squinting at the board to read.)

Teacher: “[My Name], are you in horrific pain or just trying to read? Or is that the same thing for you?”

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