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#417 - herefortheporno
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(01/14/2013) [-]
My 6th grade teacher taught us that dinosaurs don't fly or swim. Dinosaurs are ground-dwellers. I asked her what the ones that fly and swim are called, since they're not dinosaurs. She couldn't come up with an answer so she sent me out in the hallway for "being a smart alleck."
#419 to #417 - tomtomat [OP]
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(01/14/2013) [-]
That's just one strange teacher, sending her students out for actually being curious and wanting to learn.
#420 to #419 - herefortheporno
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(01/14/2013) [-]
I had so many ****** up teachers. I had an English teacher in the same grade that couldn't spell. She barely knew grammar. We had to correct her and basically teach ourselves.
#432 to #420 - taxation
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(01/14/2013) [-]
Hell mate, I feel your pain. After 7 years at a French immersion school, I changed to a new school and basically took over the French class, as the teacher sat at her desk texting her boyfriend for basically the entire hour, every class, every day of every week. I still think I should've gotten paid!
#441 to #432 - herefortheporno
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(01/14/2013) [-]
I can somewhat relate. When I was young, I read those Dr. Seuss books. I knew them backwards and forwards. Then my grandmother gave me ones in Spanish and took away the ones in English. I learned basic Spanish that way. That, and my grandmother would pinch me when I didn't say something right. I picked up slang from the kids at school. Then I moved to a town completely full of white people. My Spanish teacher has no idea what he's doing and on several occasions has asked me what a word is or how to say something. He doesn't even have an accent.
#442 to #441 - taxation
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(01/14/2013) [-]
That's pretty cool! Pity more language teachers don't know the language they're teaching terribly well though, there should be like a screening for that. Why have a French teacher who doesn't know how to conjugate the past tense (as in grade 8), or a Spanish teacher who doesn't recognize that there's a difference between "tu" and "usted"? It just seems wrong, you know what I mean?
#443 to #442 - herefortheporno
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(01/14/2013) [-]
We do need a better screening system for all teachers, not just language teachers. I can't count the number of times we just sat in class and the teacher just babbled on about their personal life/ hated kids/ didn't know what they were doing. There' s been plenty of times where I had to figure out what we were supposed to learn from a book, or the internet, rather than learn in a place of learning.
#446 to #443 - taxation
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(01/14/2013) [-]
Quite true too. This year, my math teacher has thus far failed to be of any use and I'm in the process of relearning literally everything from the start of the year until now online. Same goes for English, teacher is a crazy old bat with family issues, whose discourses on religion take up most of the time in which we are supposed to be learning about literary devices and whatnot. I don't understand why schools allow such horrid quality teachers, but at least at my school the students are always brushed aside with no regard to the veracity of our arguments for the necessity of replacements to be hired.