Oct 20 2009

Dear Ungrateful Students,

Published by at 12:15 am under School Teacher Snark

When I ask you to complete a simple homework task, and you can’t do it, don’t call me lazy.

When I give you back your assessments and exams and you all did shit, don’t complain about my teaching, then proceed to not let me teach for the duration of the lesson because you can’t shut your mouths.

When I say ‘You all lost marks on the creative question because you wrote an essay"’, don’t argue with me about the words ‘imaginative piece of writing’ not being clear enough. 

… Although, on second thought, with you guys essays are often imaginative since you have to make it up and pretend you know what you are talking about.

When I say ‘I want you to use these exams as a tool to see where you need to improve, and I want you to work on that over the next year,’ don’t say ‘Do you get the blame for this?  Can we get you fired if we do badly?’

When I have to use my own books and films as examples because none of you can bring one in for me to use, don’t ignore me on the premise that ‘That movie is gay.  I like action movies.’

Don’t sit there glaring at me like I ruined your life just because you don’t like me or the subject.  You only get out what you put in, bucko.

And honestly… why are you even sitting for an HSC when you can’t be bothered bringing a pen or a book, wearing school uniform, listening to instructions, or completing assessment tasks?

Signed,

One very tired, frustrated, angry teacher who is tired of working her ass off for ingrates.

P.S. – You know how long it took me to mark your senseless drivel, students?   Your exam papers that you put no effort into and just wrote shit on?  6 hours.  Of my life.  Down the drain.

4 responses so far

  • http://faulspositive.com Allan

    Poor Angela. D:

    I feel so sorry for teachers these days. Even in my last two years at high school (which are entirely voluntary) there were people who treated the teachers like absolute crap – disrupting the class, even going so far to throw abuse at the teachers.

    Kids today need to wake up and realise teachers are doing their bloody job, and that job is to give them the best start in life, and show some damn gratitude.

  • http://faulspositive.com Allan

    Poor Angela. D:

    I feel so sorry for teachers these days. Even in my last two years at high school (which are entirely voluntary) there were people who treated the teachers like absolute crap – disrupting the class, even going so far to throw abuse at the teachers.

    Kids today need to wake up and realise teachers are doing their bloody job, and that job is to give them the best start in life, and show some damn gratitude.

  • http://softthistle.net Softi

    Ouch. That’s why I sidelined the whole biology teacher idea… :S

    /hugs

  • http://softthistle.net Softi

    Ouch. That’s why I sidelined the whole biology teacher idea… :S

    /hugs

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