Honestly relatable, yesterday in my French Class my teacher just said, My oh my this class is incredible, you all don't care about anything, but I understand you all are teenagers, you cannot control yourselves at all, I was a rebel too in my teenage years.
I was amazed lol
F for the teacher
F F F F F
Can I get an F in the chat
My teacher in webpage design(I was shoved in that class F) started crying and saying, “you all treat me ugly” and cried and walked out of the room. When she came back I turned something in and asked if “uh are you... okay...?” Then she said I “was one of the only ones who care etc” and I was just thinking wow ok ummmmmm
One day you’ll learn there’s more value in genuine caring and sympathy than there is in your classmates thinking you’re “cool”.
Im surprised with how barely anyone in this thread cares enough for the teacher having the breakdown. They have tough lives too.
I’m sorry you had that experience. I always tried to be as respectful as possible around my teachers. My culture demands respect from teachers so it always bothered me how kids would mistreat them. Are you planning on teaching next year?
I can totally see this. Social media 100% has allowed kids to see many more things which mostly makes them forget to appreciate what’s in front of them. Plus, because of technology, parents have reduced spending time with their kids.
My friend wanted to be a middle school teacher for her entire life and once she graduated college, she became a teacher and just a few months later, I saw a post on FB where she said teaching wasnt for her and she’s switching careers. Teenagers can be awful. That’s why I plan on working with younger kids who are still cute and nice!
*who are still evil and psychopaths!
That's pretty much just 14-15 year olds in general. It could very well be that they don't really hate you, not that disrespect is good tho.
Pro tip, never ever let the kids think ur one of those teachers looking for validation. You’re looking for validation in a school and that’s the absolute worst place for it
I was a terrible kid in in school, and teachers were calling my house every day. Besides a few evil/old teachers, I liked all of mine, and I was just an immature, frustrated kid with a horrible home life. I didn't act like that to hurt the teacher.
I doubt they hate you. They more than likely just hate themselves and take it out on any authority figure who tries to stop their instant gratification. Teenagers are strange creatures, but try and remember we were all half-baked and still cooking at one point in our lives. Hormones are some shit.
I were a nightmare back when I were young...if I could go back in time I would hug all my teachers for putting up with my horrid personality and helping to mould me into the person I am today.
Especially on Reddit.
Anyway, our teacher stormed out and cried once, and she deserved it. She was a younger teacher and we were in high school, so she was trying to be “authoritative” and really was just bullying us. Trying to embarrass us in front of the class, lashing out, just acting very childish. We had a study. Ahead of the class, and we decided we were just going to give her the silent treatment and let her talk herself out. Eventually she started threatening us with actual things like suspensions, so people talked and responded to her, but we’re short. Finally she broke and left the room crying, and I still don’t feel bad about it a decade plus later.
Ya wtf are these people psychopaths? Most of the responses are “wow weird” to a teacher getting fed up being belittled and treated poorly and having a breakdown. People suck
It’s called empathy.
Oh, yeah. Years from now, you'll be surfing the web and come up on pics of what the "cool" kids are now up to and you'll be saying "thank God I didn't end up hanging out with them all day!"
Truest words I’ve ever read on this sight
You had me monologuing
Teaching is really hard. Kids are unrepentant assholes and treat teachers like they aren't human.
It’s like teachers are humans and you shouldn’t treat them like shit
You're gonna grow up realising adults are just like children with extra emotions and understanding.
Check her class for yellow safety vests. She might still be a rebel
My French teacher told our class that by the end of next week we will all be hanging from the ceiling anyway. So at least your teacher is chill.
If they are native to France, I would listen to them. Pay attention in History class to find out why!
Shes african american who went to France for 2 years to learn the language
Ah, makes sense. That is definitely the best way to learn a language (some say the only way, if you're serious about fluency).
No but the problem is she just can't teach it properly.
I think that’s the biggest problem some ppl don’t get just cause they know the subject doesn’t mean they’re good at teaching hence why it forces students to either learn on their own or fail
carrying one of the teachers cars up to the second floor.
carrying one of the teachers cars up to the second floor.
I'm sorry, w h a t ?
Wide stairs, double door entrance and a 2CV(curb weight of 1300 lbs/600kg).
She was not happy.
Even though I can understand the teacher's reaction, that is amazing
How did you not get caught?
like, are you proud of this? she just came to do her job, do y'all really need to harass her like that?
Whoa. Your school sounds amazing!
It reminds me of the stinks bombs they let off at my school
and the multiple fires
and the riots
and the shooting threats
and that one dude who when crazy in the halls
Which American school was this at?
Some rural school in Wisconsin. The kind of place where you get one week of school off in the winter because of snow storms.
Burning the religion books we find in a class to make a fire to combat the cold outside during the break was my proudest moment. Also no one snitched for once.
Maybe I should have taken French in high school. When my German class started acting up, our teacher would start getting all third reich on us.
Ah, German teachers. They're a mixed batch. My old one couldn't even control a class of 5 people (I was one of the few to stay when English was offered as a foreign language course. This was in Bulgaria). She stormed out a year prior from a 30 person class, and a much better one took over. Sadly she also left, but I learned a lot in that year.
About to do my final-ish German exams in the UK.
My high school German teacher was a witch. She was mean, she was cruel (as cruel as a schoolteacher can be and get away with it), and she just hated us, which made us hate learning the language.
My college German professor couldn’t have been more different. He was kind, he was funny, he was patient, and the student who got the highest score on an exam got to pick a Beatles song, which he would sing for us in German. Just thinking about him singing “Yesterday” still makes my eyes water a bit fifteen years later. He was one of those teachers you never forget.
Damn yeah. A teacher can make you love or hate a language. Like, now I'm actively becoming good at speaking and conversational german, and I would've never got this far with a bad teacher.
I actually used to really like when my teachers would say ‘fuck it’ to the curriculum and syllabus and would talk deep stuff. A lot of kids didnt but rarely do adults explain how life works to a bunch of kids who know nothing about life.
He has depression, dude. That’s depression.
Je m'appelle sadboi.
We made a teacher cry because we wouldn't stop messing when there was an inspector....
you must be proud?
DUDE HOLY SHIT SAME. MY FRENCH TEACHER LITERALLY CRIES AND IM JUST SITTING THERE LIKE THE FUCK DO I DO?
Comfort him with a croissant
These two students drive her absolutely batshit, if croissants help I’ll legit drown her with them
Is your school OHS? Sounds exactly like a mrs french teacher i had
While he never really had a breakdown, our music teacher in 8th grade was so done with our shit that I literally saw him applying for other teaching jobs on his phone during class.
At least he wasn't caught fingerling A minor.
Holy shit it just occurred to me that joke is probably older than most of this subreddit. Also hi from /r/all
edit: I mean this bash.org one http://www.bash.org/?352172
My favorite note
A minor is a scale/chord, not a note
it cause they would Bb
My music teacher in high school literally got fired for that! Not sure how far it all went. Just know they were texting naughty stuff!
Our music teacher actually got fired for having sex with a Junior in high school
I see what you did there.
My music teacher was trying to F minors
F minor sounds more sad
Same, my drama teacher in the 7th grade just didnt give a shit anymore and would give everyone good grades, and would apply for other theatre jobs on the school computer lmao, he would let us use phones and slack off and sometimes give us work.
Lmao did we have the same theatre teacher? He would do the same thing with our class, and it seemed like all we did was play theatre games and play on our phones. One day he even straight up told us that he has thought about quitting multiple times and he was still considering it. I do feel bad for him sometimes, but I'm still kinda salty that he didn't teach us jack shit about theatre. I auditioned for theatre pro for a reason damnit!!!
How was your behavior there?
I was the quiet one that didn't really participate much, honestly. I hated all of the theatre games (I'm not good at improv at all), and I got bored on my phone. All I wanted to do was actual acting/tech stuff. Now as for everyone else's behavior... I can see why he wanted to quit.
You should be more salty at your classmates.....
Yeah, I didn't like most of them (hence why I was the quiet one), but honestly all of them were great students the first couple of weeks. We were doing nothing but theatre games and free time since day 1. I think it was mostly the classes that came before us that caused this. He was probably so fed up with his past classes that by the time we came along he had already given up. I think him giving up is the reason my classmates became so terrible by the second semester.
6-8th grade is the worst. Old enough to know you don’t necessarily “have” to listen to the adults. Young enough to not care about the future yet. Any remnants of motivation will eventually get sucked out of you after years of looking at kids who don’t give a shit, getting paid either fucking way, and parents that don’t seem to give a shit either. I personally don’t blame them.
Teaching Music 9th grade and below is probably hell on earth when I look back on all the nonsense we used to do
In my 7th grade foreign languages class we have a priest come in as a sub one day. We were HORRIBLE, and we were throwing shit around the class room and ignoring him. You could tell that this priest was used to people obeying him, and he couldn't believe we weren't, and he was getting upset.
Later that night of the next day, he had a stroke, and we all had to right get well soon cards and apologize for acting so badly.
In my school life a boy once threw water at our arts teacher. She was new & couldn't control the class at all, so she just used to keep teaching & talking. But this water incident hit her hard, she became so angry & all on a sudden she threw a duster at the boy (missed him ofc) & she went outside the class, sat on the stairs & started crying loudly, other teachers came over and asked what happened. Our school is pretty much well reputed, so our ma'am never really expected this kind of behaviour, tbh neither did we. That kid was later given a T.C. & the teacher went overseas I think, she probably got a scholarship or something like that.
What's a T.C.?
Basically he got expelled.
I cannot get over how they call it a transfer certificate. That's like firing an employee by telling him he's 'Promoted to customer'
Basically you get transfer certificate even after graduating high school (that's how it is here in India) 🤷🏻♂️. You have to submit it to the college after admission.
Damn, talk about a black mark.
I guessed it TC wasn't used outside India much
I dunno if it is used outside India. It's basically a proof that you have withdrawn from so and so institute. Your school TC will be used for college admission and TC from college can be used if you're going for higher studies.
up in the air is a great movie
Nah it just means he’s a certified A-hole
Yeah you're right.
Transfer certificate is such a nice and polite way of putting it.
Terrible Coochie. Unfortunate, really
Death by snu snu. I like to think it's terrible as in huge and scary and intimidating, not like just some sub par sloosh yakno
Tiktokers hate him
thankyou for making me laugh
This lad just used 100% of his brain
Tsucculent Cchinese meal
Are you trying to receive my limp penis?
Something similar happened to my art teacher, this kid threw a broom at her and she put him in a headlock. Both of them got expelled
Similar thing happened to one of my teachers. "Necking" was a thing back in my middle school, where if you see someone's exposed neck, you get to slap it as hard as you could (that got old so fucking fast).
Well, one dumbass decided to do that to our English teacher and got himself straight up expelled.
I just remember the teacher giving him the angriest fucking look I've ever seen. She was barely trying to hold herself from hitting him back.
Oh nooooo i remember necking. This one kid ran up behind me and necked me so hard that I punched him and we both got in school suspension
Lol, same. I have a long neck so I was targeted up until I shoved a kid into a fence. Was worth the suspension.
Oof! And in middle school I couldn’t wear a hoodie cause kids would just pull the hood over your head and pull you down 😂 turtlenecks were my friend
Middle schoolers are really the worst.
"Mr. SenorWeird, do you know what necking is?"
"When you are heavily making out to the point of leaving hickeys on each other."
"No. It's when you smack the back of someone's neck."
"It wasn't that when I was younger."
"Are you for real?"
"Oh god...I told my mom I was necking with friends."
See, this sucks for the teachers. They spend several years and going into debt in college training to be a teacher, spending most days and nights studying for their exams, finally pass and get certified as a teacher. They work their asses off for their classes and before they know it, their careers are in jeopardy because some dumbass kid throws a broom at them.
Are you from India?
No bud I'm from Bangladesh.
Basically East India amirite?
/s for all nationalistic fucks who are gonna downvote this.
Well not really, It's a different country & we have a different language, religions, cultures & other shits. Don't get me wrong, we don't like being called Indians, it's kinda a slang at this point for us. Well in the end not really much fucks to give, can't really expect everyone to know each country I guess
Same goes to us. But people keep refering Bangladesh as India. Even PewDiePie did it.
we have a different language, religions, cultures & other shits.
we have a different language, religions, cultures & other shits.
That's true for different states within India too lol
I asked because I've never heard teachers get called ma'am anywhere else.
Shit’s tough for new teachers
One of the Italian teachers flipped her shit a few weeks ago.
She tried to throw a desk at one of her worst students while screaming profanities and sobbing.
Edit: Guys chill tf out it's like 3 in the morning and I'm trying not to fail maths I see the mistake like 30 people have already told me if you see it too you aren't special mate so please let me study you bloody fruit loops.
When u said literally i tought u meant that she took her shit and flipped it
It's a common phrase where I live and I always kind of forget that everyone here's from New York or something lmao
Edit: lol I get it I'm dumb af lmao guys it's too late for a spelling lesson chill tf out pls
Flipping your shit is a pretty common saying in America and Canada at least. I can’t say I’ve ever heard a Brit, Kiwi, or Aussie say it, tho.
Considering reddit is my only interaction with anyone who's not from QLD, I can officially say reddit has affected my speech and that is kind of sad.
So interacting with other cultures and learning their habits makes you sad?
No the fact he spends so much time on reddit is what he meant
I'd be sad if I started calling people 'daft cunts' unironically as an American living in the US because of Reddit
I call people twats now
It isn’t unheard of in Aus, it just isn’t too common.
Flipping shit is a common saying throughout the English speaking world
You just don't understand what literally means
Username checks out.
Well that’s the thing about phrases, they’re not used literally. So when you say “literally flipped her shit” that means taking a piece of shit and turning it over.
Brooklyn squad represent
Idk where that is but it sound familiar as fuck
Username checks out
It’s a place in New York City
No it’s a common phrase everywhere, but you said it literally happened. If you had said “literally flipped the desk” it would have gotten the point across better
Wait, she was an Italian teacher but she was barely able to speak Italian?
She knew enough to teach basics but nothing more and people gave her a lot of shit for it. She had a very thick Russian accent as well which didn't help her.
Sounds like she shouldn't have been teaching Italian at all...
Ikr, it really shouldn't have been that hard to find someone but I guess working at public schools is hard, especially when you have an accent (like Italian) or English is a second language and not a lot of people are up for being harassed by the shit show we call students lmao
Yeah, the kids in my school are sorta tame in some classes, but on others it's a complete 180 lol.
My core class is insane. They're terrified of the tiny, overweight, eternally confused maths teacher and will get into screaming matches with an English teacher who's barely a year out of the navy and idk what's going on anymore.
In all other classes my class is relatively well-behaved, but we always seem to be the wildest in Chinese. idk why, but Chinese is almost always a shitshow. Prolly doesn't help that the teacher is kinda biased.
If we had to take a class as hard as Chinese I think we'd just wag every lesson
My Latin teacher only spoke Spanish, so I learned Latin with a Spanish accent.
Wack. What does that even sound like?
Probably Italian, I'd imagine. Maybe Portugese-ish?
PORCO DIO PIERINO TI VUOI CALMARE E INIZI A STUDIARE DIO CANE PUTTANIERE COLLA GONORREA ESPLOSIVA IN CULO A MAMMITA
Mosconi sei tu?
Tried? A teacher of mine actually did
It's actually really funny she couldn't because these desks are so cheaply made that the fact she could only manage to flip it so that it hit him in the waist is really wierd but also hilarious.
We had an Italian teacher too once. She was very young and our class was awful. She had no control whatsoever.
But what really broke her was, when the one good student came to her after class and asked her compassionately "do you really think you are suited to teach children?"
She broke down crying and 1 week later she was gone.
I remember back in sixth grade we had a math English teacher that was pregnant and I remember one day she came in to school and we were in class and she just started crying and freaking out and flipped her shit and said that we were all going to be the reason she had a miscarriage and that she wouldn’t be able to maintain the baby and teach us because we were such horrible kids
In my school district a teacher sued the board for that same thing and won.
What?? Is there a news article for it?
I always wonder about stress levels for pregnant women teaching. I’ve had some groups that would be a nightmare pregnant because you have to shout every 5 minutes.
I had a few pregnant teachers throughout my school years. I remember in high school, we had a pregnant Computer class teacher. Whenever the bell rings and she had to go to another classroom to teach, we had a few football players that would walk in front of her to push away the crowds in the hallway so nobody would accidentally push up or run into her pregnant belly.
how wholesome :)
They were good guys.
My English teacher isn't pregnant but she's small so when she's in the hallways she basically just grabs onto upperclassmen she used to teach
there was a teacher i had in high school that was pregnant. everyone hated her because she was just the biggest bitch. like all the upperclassmen that had her HATED her. she ended up having the kid and then got fired because all of us complained and they were like "oh shes pregnant" but the year after us agreed with us and she verbally abused a kid over misspelling gentrification.
Holy shit lol
My kindergarten teacher was a pregnant black lady who never stopped yelling at us. Eventually she got dismissed or went on leave to have her child and we got a normal teacher, but when my mom made me switch schools I was scared of all the black teachers for years because my only experience had been this angry pregnant lady.
Lmfaoooooooo u were shocked into small racism.
Would have been funnier if she made you scared of pregnant ladies.
Is it too much to ask for both
do you look at this comment and think "this person is slightly racist because they are uncomfortable around black people instead of pregnant people"? Because you don't get to choose fears that take root. They just do, and we have little control over what they are.
real question - is it considered racism if you are scared of a demographic? It's not like this person thought black people are inferior. Just the moment they saw a black person when they were young, it immediately equated to fear. To me, it seems like just a pure fear response, and not a mindset of racism.
I never said it was racism, you might be responding to the wrong comment?
I'm a teacher and it's a learning experience for me to see that you guys are/were surprised by this. Like, I see a teacher having a nervous breakdown at my school, or nearly crying in a corner, alright nothing new, offer consolation, lift up spirit, carry on.
But I always assumed it's what you kids want. That teachers crying is just collateral damage of you testing and proving your strength by tearing the system apart, and that to see them crying is evidence of your victory. But to see that you're surprised? That seems so disingenuous to me. I'm sorry that your parents are failing you so hard, and you may never even realize it.
This takes me back to my elementary days when we had a pregnant substitute teacher filling in for probably my most favorite teacher of all time. Anyways, it was a rainy day as far as I can remember so class was kind of in chaos due to spending recess in class. During the time when she was teaching us an important math concept, one of my friends needed to go to the bathroom. She told him to wait until she was finished (and tbh it didn’t look like he really needed to go). So he asked again and then she told him: “hey, I’m pregnant and I can wait. So can you.” It apparently motivated him to wait because he stayed for that entire lecture until the teacher forgot about him until ten minutes after the lecture and allowed him to leave. Anyways, during that time, as a kid you don’t really know that pregnant women can have different emotions but she was really good at hiding it if she did have it. She was visibly pregnant but acted normal.
Some of these teacher stories in the comments are kinda sad ngl
Exactly, teachers don't get paid enough to deal with these kids shit
It’s like retail, but the customers never leave and vape juuls in the store.
You also can't call the cops as easily.
Yeah but calling the parents works way better. My sister is a teacher, she doesn't fuck around at all. She makes parents come sit in the classroom, sometimes more than a day to correct shitty in class behavior.
Parents push back, but then ultimately relent because:
Everyone thinks being a tough teacher is having the kids afraid of you. Nope. It's when the parents fear you.
And she's only taught at low-income schools, so she stresses how much to the kid that this shit is fucking up their parents lives. I'm only giving a second hand account though, all I know is she gets awards and stuff from the state and her stoic discipline with high escalations works.
I am surprised they give her that power. Is she bluffing or has she acted?
She’s definitely acted. Had parents sit in the classroom just to make their kid shut up and do their work.
Extremely effective. Because for the parent how many other parents are in the room? How many times has it had to happen? Rarely.
So if your kid is the problem to that point, man you gotta be fucking up somewhere and no amount of ego will make up for the fact that you’re sitting in JR high English as a 25-45 year old.
No, I mean acted on failing the kid.
Yeah I really doubt she makes anyone do anything. If she told me I had to come spend an entire day in class because she can't handle my kid I'd tell her to swiftly go dunk herself because I'm not losing a day's wage just because you're bad at your job.
And the teachers have to deal with their parents who will insist that never happened and their child could do no wrong.
What's screwed up is that the highly qualified and experienced teachers who get treated like shit will eventually just go teach at a private school where the students are better behaved and motivated to learn. That will leave the inexperienced and unskilled teachers in the public school system, screwing the kids out of a shot for a good public education.
This is part of the reason why the greatest predictor of academic success is socioeconomic status. Rich kids do better because they can afford to go to the good private schools where the great teachers tend to end up.
That and the fact that public school boards tend to have little regard for the wellbeing of the teachers and students, so public school teachers just kind of get shit from both ends of the stick
A lot of school districts spend the biggest part of their budgets on teacher salaries. I'm not saying they get paid enough but giving them more money won't make them any less awful at their jobs. What we need is better hiring standards AND pay.
Although you can't just say that just because it's a private school it's good. Mine is just public school 2.0. I mean yeah, a lot of the teachers are well qualified for their jobs, but jesus christ our administration is retarded. My dad is a science teacher, SCIENCE. And they have him teaching fucking asl. They have a guy who got his teaching degree during the school year... last year. He's now becoming the principal, and the only experience our current principal has in teaching is as a gym teacher. These two tag team to make one of the best/worst environments because neither of them have any idea what the fuck they're doing. Without those two this school would be fantastic, we would actually have our own building (right now we're kind of borrowing a church), the teachers would be happy, and the students would be less stressed.
Edit: I forgot to mention that the guy who got his teaching degree last year has been working here for 4 years. Two weeks ago he assigned us a Korean quiz and gave us the weekend to study it and we would take it on Monday. Two days to study an entirely new language. Now our classes are split into two sections, and guess what? Mr. Fuckup gave the other class the same assignment a week before us, and he was going to give it to them on Monday, the same Monday as us. I argued with him about how stupid that was so he changed it to the next week instead. Then, come quiz day, he fuckin forgot about it. It's appalling he's going to be our principal
Can’t really blame the teachers for going private either. Better pay and more behaved students that won’t try to fight you? Easy choice
Private school teachers get less $$$ at least in America
I am genuinely worried about our math teacher, he really tends to overwork himself while still somehow seeming uppity and positive. Luckily our class is relatively calm.
An end of year card signed by your class saying something like "thanks for being awesome" will be more appreciated than you know.
I want my students to read this. I want my students to understand this. I tell them constantly I love them and I want them to succeed. But they are 5-11 years old. Most of them aren’t on reddit. So I just gotta keep it going. I love you guys.
Reasons like these sound like my life at my previous school weekly. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I left. And I’ve wanted to teach music since i was in MS.
I’m so lost now. It’s hard to teach these days.
I feel like specified subjects like music, drama, and languages get much better at college and university level teaching.
They are. That’s my end-goal dream after getting a good floor going. But at the rate the US is going, even if I somehow manage to afford two more degrees and there’s an opening, who knows if I can keep the job or if it’ll pay enough to survive. It’s maddening.
I’m hoping to eventually get my doctorate and land a professorship at a university but I have such a long road ahead lol
I was a teacher for a decade. I had to walk away from the profession just last year. Of course I miss the kids, but the state of education is abysmal at best. I am truly glad I walked away when I did. And I can relate. I wanted to be a teacher since I was in middle school.
It's kinda sad that people in this thread think giving their teacher a mental breakdown is just something that happens
For real, my school didnt have problems with students throwing shit at teachers, these fuckers just went to shitty schools.
I'm long term subbing for a middle school art class. I literally had a rebellion in class one day. A group of about 7 girls in a class of like 11 decided they were done and I was being mean and unfair for asking them to sit in their seats and not throw things across the room.
They demanded they all go to the guidance councilor to complain about me. I called the guidance councilor to the room and she obviously took my side, which was nice.
Reading these comment makes me much more appreciative of my school. What the hell is wrong with you people, you sound like a bunch of elementary schoolers.
Like seriously. There was some kids I thought were bad in my school but the people in these stories sound like absolute pieces of shit.
Need a license to drive but not procreate. Shitty people raise shitty kids.
Shitty schools also create shitty students. The principal quit in my elementary/Jr high school and the school replaced him with 7 teachers they called vice principals... The system didn't work and every class was anarchy.
Even when they fixed the system by the next year it was too late for nearly that entire generation of kids. We were all crazy (we'd bring snowballs into classrooms, throw chairs at each other midair, have races with chairs that would scrape the floors through classrooms/halls, riot during government exams etc etc). Once my generation graduated from there the school rebounded. Kids will be kids.
you all were shitty before you took advantage.
Exactly!! “Kids will be kids” you don’t have to be a fucking asshole just because you’re a kid. It’s really not an excuse.
The comment below yours started with "we had a teacher that was pregnant" and honestly this thread had conditioned me to assume they pushed her down the stairs or something
Right? Kids at my school apparently actually had manners and gave a damn. Some people here sound like fucking animals
My art teacher would call thier students sexy in thier report cards.
I know what you mean. It is even worse when they finally get the class to quiet down, and then they go into, Serious Mode. All the while, you are trying to keep a straight face, while the rest of the class gets told off. That is the worst.
I remember one time in business class, the teacher asked us who had Cox (an internet/cable provider) and my friend next to me started laughing.
It's a stupid joke. Haha... It sounds like he asked who has cocks...
But something came over me. And I had to laugh. And the other person of our group tried to hold it in until she laughed, too. The three of us were the only ones. And I couldn't stop as much as I tried. I kept telling myself, "This is fucking stupid. Why can't I stop laughing?!"
The teacher just sat their patiently waiting with disapproval. I felt awful. I'm not a trouble maker. I'm the "quiet good kid" in school. I'm the one who sits there with a straight face waiting for kids to stop disruption. But not that day.
I know what you mean. I have never had anything like that happen, but it is extremely hard to keep a straight face. Normally when the teacher does go off, I am not the problem. I am also the, "quiet, good kid." It sucks.
It's really hard to keep it up. Like, I can't mess around with everyone else and I need to do the work to keep being the good kid, but man do I want to mess around.
It pays off to keep it up, though. I have NEVER had a teacher be mean towards me. All the teachers don't mind me, and they let me get away with more stuff than other students. Being a good kid pays off.
Definetely. They also give you less shit for dumb questions, which is awesome.
OwO notices u/FurryPornAccount
why is he everywhere
To spread the wonders of furry porn to a young and impressionable audience.
No seriously, this guy is EVEYWHERE
It's actually incredibly hard to just ignore a disruptive annoying student. They constantly break your chain of thought.
Luckily I'm at a school where I can just kick them out of the class. A few weeks ago a student was being a huge asshole, and I told him to get out. He asked where he should go and I told him there was nothing that could possibly concern me less than his whereabouts while everyone else was learning.
He actually kind of looked a bit hurt.
Shit that's my name.
I absolutely hate it when the teacher has to explain to the class why talking over someone is rude, its as if they didn't learn that back in primary school
Wait, my name used to be Jacob..... And I had a period where I wouldn't shut up....... Alex?
I had an English teacher in high school that did this to us.
For two weeks we’d walk in & it was silent, lesson plan on the board, eyes up front, anyone talking got thrown out. I assume he ok’d all this with administration.
After the two weeks was up, we walked in one day to a very calm ‘okay everyone here’s our lesson today’ and the guy was never disrespected by us again.
Really won a lot of us over & this was right around when cell phones had just blown up in the 12-17 age range. Nobody bothered taking their phone out, we just paid attention & learned.
Wish I could remember the guy’s name, but I’ll be damned if I don’t remember that silent treatment. Absolutely unholy how that man commanded our respect.
Right?! Its such a fuckin power move. The guilt in the classroom was palpable.
Really? That woudve pissed off our class more and made the problem worse
I don't get this. what if there was a test and they just refused to answer a question that a kid needs answered?
Too bad, should have thought of that before you were a little shit.
i'm talking about the kids who weren't little shits and just happened to be in the same class as little shits. what about them?
Answer the question then.
You get to decide whom to answer. A common thing I heard in school was "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." Essentially, do what I ask and I'll help you when you ask.
Exactly. I teach middle school kids. I’m not doing any favors for the little shits who make it their life goal to abuse me. But the kids who actually pay attention and want to learn get all the help they want. Remember that teachers are human.
Props to you for dealing with that shit, bloody hell
I'm a teacher and this is cringy and unprofessional but petty as fuck and hilarious
Wait, what is it like being so old? I thought that you couldn't live to be that old...
I eat spinach for candy and live with 11 cats, my bones are so arthritic I can barely scroll through Reddit. I eat plain oatmeal for breakfast.
That sounds awful. I hope you die soon, so that you won't have to live like that anymore...
Thank you. Send your thoughts & prayers. 🙏🏻
Also 23, hoping to die soon.
The sooner the better tbh
Living is just inconvenient at this point
And expensive as FUCK
Edit: also wtf my mom won’t even give me cash anymore. “You have a job!” But MOOOOOMMMM IM POOR
The worst thing is when you don’t have to worry about making ends meet and you still want to die.
26 here, death's taking way too long at this point
Twenty-six checking in. Can't see out my left ear no more.
You jape but I like spinach and oatmeal they're easy nutritious and filling :(
oh no im old
I'm not that age yet but I'm still kind of old(21). I don't need my food to be as soft as oatmeal but most cereals are just so hard to chew that I try to stick to raisin bran and I only eat it soggy. When these guys reach my age they'll have to start sucking candies down to the core because biting them is damn near impossible... I really miss chewing gum...
I'm 30+ but still come in here from time to time because when you're all you get to do what you want. Like drown in debt and relate to things in r/teenagers.
Don't recommend it.
What is this socalled woman? I thought you are only a myth
it’s true, we are rare creatures - feed us chocolate and we will multiply. We shit glitter and drink hair bleach.
Guys, we can't trust them, they're old and decrepit and probably have dementia or Alzheimer's
The creatures at the other side of the wall in your gym locker room. Once they grow old, they will evolve from "girl" to "woman".
At least it was back in my day, but it is 2019 now and I'm not sure anymore if what I just said could get me pitchforked.
Oh here comes the "it's ma'am" thing. Stop it, there are no women on the internet everyone knows it and it's not a fun meme anymore
Get out of here old person
28, what am I doing here?
27 here, ready to yeet off this mortal coil
OK I lied i’m 27 but my birthday is July 9th.
27 and birthday is June 26. Wanna have a 2 week long birthday bender, or a regular bender for normal alcoholics?
24 on June 26, can I join ?
The longer the better so yes
LOOK, LOOK UPON THE RAVAGES OF AGE!!
Dad, what are you doing out of the house?
Agreed. Especially now that I’m out of high school - I can’t imagine being a teacher. What a noble but insane job to choose lmao
I would undoubtedly cry and be the worst teacher. Someone replied to one of my comments in this thread being kind of shitty and I was honestly hurt for a minute - imagine going through it every day, in person WTF
Oh yeah. Can't imagine teaching middle or high school. I taught pre-k in a city district and even with that age, got punched, kicked, had milk thrown in my face, etc. while on the job. My kids were lovely 90% of the time, but some of them? Holy shit man. I was always a quiet kid and just could not fathom having that level of defiance over complete non-issues. Like, why the fuck must "put away your nap mat" be a daily 30min battle royale? I just can't.
No, you reevaluate yourself and stop acting like a fool. Teachers are people too.
Wait did you answer my rhetorical question at the end of my post
I’m 5 years outta high school, this is a little late, my man
Eh that was kind of meant as a rhetorical response for everyone not a personal attack at you. Sorry if it came off that way.
I’m a teacher, it’s a stressful time of the year on top of it being a difficult job. Kids laughing at teachers losing it kind of strikes a chord with me.
Mad respect for you. I could never be a teacher. You’re some of the most under-appreciated people in our communities. Not sure where you’re at, but if your year just ended and summer is starting - enjoy it, soak up the sun. Y’all definitely earn your breaks. Sending you good summer vibes.
Damn man. I appreciate that so much. I teach band and our concert is in 2 weeks and a competition in 3. Then it’s smooth sailing until the end of June. After that the wife and I are headed to Thailand for a few weeks in the summer. Stoked to not come into this building for a couple months.
Teaching is super fucking hard, it’s underpaid and you have to handle retards like in this comment section.
Hey teacher, leave them kids alone
colorblind people don’t have to leave.
Not gonna lie
So this year, we have this h tip teacher (a student teacher in Ireland, idk if they're called h tips anywhere else) and he has no idea how to control a class, and one day while we're waiting for him to come into class, he comes in and immediately everyone senses that something is wrong.
The guy stands there and just starts saying "boys, boys I can't deal. I- I-" (I go to an all boys school btw) and he just starts crying. Not because of us but because of the class he had before us, and we're all sitting there stunned, nobody knows what to do. And what made it worse was he said stuff like this. "Great now I'm crying in front of my TY students" and "I wanted to be a teacher before I came to this school, this is the worst day I've ever had here".
Long story short, everyone was super nice to him the rest of class.
This is the first comment I came through where the students treated their teacher right. That’s how good human beings act.
We're teenagers it's not on purpose
For TY students I'm sure yous were a welcome break for him, didn't have to teach anythin
Sure he couldn't teach us, spent half the class crying into his arms in silence. He then attempted to show us geography.
Christ that's depressing, hope he's alri now
I know it’s weird but I’m always happy when I see another commenter from Ireland for some reason
Same it's comforting
Aw, sorry haha, I didn't know, always heard it as "tip". Always confused me as to why they were called that
I look like a right dope now haha
When we had a Christmas party on my freshman year in English. Of course since we were freshmen we didn't have any self control or a care in the world. We were constantly screaming and throwing food and doing stupid shit. You could tell our teacher was starting to crack. One of the students then proceeded to call her phone, which he got by getting siri to call his phone earlier that year to get her number. She finally burst. She starting crying and ran out of the room. About 5 minutes later we had 3 administrators and our school resource officer in the room keeping us from doing anything. We were forced to keep our heads down and not make a peep. Personally I wasn't doing anything crazy that I remember, so I was trying to hold back my laughter while we had our heads down laughing at my classes stupid decision to be fucking dumbasses.
I'm a teacher here from /r/all.
The most fucked up thing about this is that the teacher probably put a good amount of thought into planning something that you guys would enjoy. She was probably excited about it because even if you are all a bunch of spoiled little shits, she thought she could do something festive and fun. Of course she was taken advantage of completely, and her privacy was also violated so a student could get a cheap thrill out of harassing her.
Oh trust me I'm siding with poor Mrs. Zirkle. I loved her as a teacher, and I was definitely not the best student, but I wasn't as awful as most of the class. I was just sitting there enjoying my crackers and soda. I feel terrible about everything that happened, but there wasn't much I could do. Especially being one of the more disliked kids in the class. This is the reason teachers don't do parties and free days. This shit ruins everything for teachers.
Another thing is, all the party stuff probably came out of her own pockets too.
She contributed probably a good 60 or 70 percent of the food and movie and everything else we had, and also did all the planning to fit in the time for the party. I feel awful for her and everything that happened. I found her during exam week in the halls and gave her a hug. That was the least I could do. I wish I could've done more.
actually, it ruins things for you all as students to treat us like shit. believe it or not, most teachers want to be in the business of building up their students to be the best they can be. and rewards for good work is part of that. it always upset me to pull parties or other celebrations from students for misbehavior. i want to reward them because even if they're a little shit, they're still a person who deserves celebration for the learning they've done. it makes them resent school for being boring and oppressive when i take fun things from them. i hate that, but what other recourse do i have when a student calls me stupid and tears shit up in my classroom? i can't do the work of building a student up if they're treating me like shit.
That's a fair point, and personally I'm not one that takes too much to school. Mainly just an attention thing. Anyways I understand that teachers want to see us grow but also sometimes the kids get extremely out of hand and I take responsibility when I do something wrong. If I did it I deserve the punishment. Some kids don't seem to understand that and get mad when the teachers don't allow those kinds of celebrations. Also in my area we get lots of snow days and are usually behind on days and have to cram lots of lessons.
“I’m a teacher” username checks out.
I always noticed in high school that there were alot of people who just didn't fucking know when to shut up and not laugh.
It's harder to not laugh the more serious it is
Shit dont stop in college either.
Hell in college when people stop taking the lecture seriously they usually just leave
Laughter is a funny thing.
I'm naturally a humorous person. I love laughing. I didn't crack but I was having a hard time holding everything in. I'm sure I would've been punished for snickering if I did.
Yea, this is why I stopped teaching hs, not worth it for the one kid you might reach
I don't blame you. Especially freshman. They're the damn worst. Hopefully the kids learned their lesson. The kid who called her phone got like a week of detention. Everyone else just sat there silent for the last 20-30 minutes of the block.
As a freshman, fuck you.
Not all freshman are bad. I'm sure you're stuck in the stereotype. Pardon me, sir.
I accept your apology and revoke my 'fuck you'
but you're still an ass >:'0
Fair enough. Just promise you won't be one of THOSE freshman. Stay mature.
I've been gifted the wisdom of a god. I shall use it wisely
You gave yourself the gift of maturity. Just make sure you can hold onto it. Don't let it slip away.
One of the students then proceeded to call her phone, which he got by getting siri to call his phone earlier that year to get her number.
One of the students then proceeded to call her phone, which he got by getting siri to call his phone earlier that year to get her number.
Ladies and gentlemen, the future.
Before this blows up. I want F in the chat for Barnacle boy.
I had a friend that told me a story of how in his class, his classmates would turn off the lights and do a shit ton of noise, one day they even surrounded the teacher and the poor man just ran out of the class to call the police. Days passed, and his students found out which car was his and they started following him, so in the end, the teacher quit.
This is fucked up.
I get immature kids will do dumb shit but it should never go outside of school.
I think it reached its limit from the moment his classmates were threatening the teacher's personal space. It started with dumb shit like having some of them call the teacher with a girly voice while moaning, then throwing pencils against the wall while the teacher was distracted, and then they began threatening the man's sense of safety. Like, I get it, most of them grew with education as a basic right and so they take teachers for granted, but they forget that they are just as human as they are, with problems, responsabilities and insecurities.
I saw this kind of escalation during high school as well. It started with just classmates being annoying but ended up with them keying a teacher's car just because said teacher had given them bad grades... Kids can be such scumbags. I would never even think about becoming a teacher
If the teacher started feeling unsafe why didn't he ask security to possibly monitor his classroom? It seems he had a pretty good reason as well.
Not every school has security...
Pretty scary if you think about that for a second.
Not sure, I don't think I ever did ask him for details about the police situation.
Oh dang, i hope they did tho
We teenagers are horrible people
That’s why I skipped being a teenager.
Yup you are.
In seventh grade we got our math teacher so worked up he stopped teaching and went into the hallway to compose himself. When he came back in he was clearly still upset and his face was red and puffy so he went into the closet, took out a vacuum, and proceeded to vacuum the floor for about 10 minutes. Didn’t know how to react to that one
That's a good idea. Just confuse the hell out of them
Cleaning tends to give some people a sense of control. He was looking for a sense of control...
Once we had a supply math teacher in a class of rodents, after class she broke down so i stayed over to comfort her bc i hated those kids aswell bc they were bullying me while i was actually trying to learn.
They threw stuff around the class and throw stuff at me too and the teacher didn’t know what to do bc these kids where fucking impossible.
Honestly the teachers that this usually happens with are the more laid back ones who are trying to be fun, they don’t care if your talking to people during work time but that isn’t an invitation to go batshit crazy! These teachers deserve more respect than we give them.
I'm that teacher.
I want so badly for my class to be a place where everyone can just chill, learn stuff, and (in my case) make some great music together, and most of the time I like to think that's the case.
But for some of the classes I get, they get around a teacher who isn't a strict old person like the ones they're used to, and they just assume they're allowed to be fucking baboons. Which means I have to turn myself into one of those strict teachers with a stick up his ass to lay down the law.
And I fucking hate it when I have to be that teacher, cause that's just not who I am. No breakdowns yet, but who knows how I'll be in 5, 10 years.
That’s rough man... my teacher who is chill and laid back rarely lays down the law. When he does it’s still pretty tame but the kids in our class act like he just expelled the kid! He always seems super stressed out too and he has said to me(one of the students he is close to) that this has been probably the hardest year. He loves ticonderogas and me and a group of friends are going to buy a bunch of special edition ones.
TLDR at the bottom.
I remember when our chinese teacher started crying in class once. (It was just something u could do after school)
Ok, so on wirh the story: She was from China and it was her first year teaching and she was here for a year to teach us.
Only a few people joined at the start but when we told them how fun it was then like 6 more joined and lets say... they werent the most quiet of people. So when she tried to get silence in the class, they didn't listen and she just sat down and started crying.
We all just went quiet and then she asked us: "Am I a bad teacher?" and stuff like that, really sad to see a good teacher have a breakdown just because of shitty people.
Atleast at the end of the year, when she was gonna go back home, we all went out for pizza and had a fun time.
TLDR: Chinese teacher has breakdown because the class doesn't shut up.
I’m teaching English in China. It’s the same deal the other way around. Kids are assholes everywhere. Be nice to your teachers, they have a hard job. I’ve never cried in class but today I came really close to. You just can’t let them see you like that
Eh, I didn’t have much trouble teaching in Japan and it was sort of shocking for me to start teaching in the states.
I’ve heard Japan and Korea have much better classroom atmospheres than China. The social norms in China are vastly different than in Japan. People are a lot louder here in general. Also there is a lot more disrespect for other people. From small things like honking at a red light to cutting in lines to yelling at service workers, people just give a lot less fucks here than in Japan and it really shows in the classroom.
Nooooo. Oml thats horribleeeee. Especially the "am I a bad teacher" bit. That broke my heart. They didnt even blame it on the kids. 😭😭😭
Yeah, felt so awful but we all comforted her and everything was fine after.
I remember back in 8th grade, we had an Irish teacher that literally couldn’t control her self....
one of the most memorable incidents with her was when a student put on a high frequency sound vid and she literally took the kids iPad and snapped it in half....
She left the school the following year
Last year, my math class was really small (around 6-8 students) and our class was immediately after one of the biggest classes in the school. One time I came to the class to see him with his head down on the desk, where he was clearly crying. He told us to have the period off, but man did that feel bad
Holy shit, after reading like a dosen of these I realised how common this apparently is. It's so sad
As a teacher, this hits hard. I've never cried in front of a class, but I've gotten close, and I have definitely flipped my shit a couple times. I'm in a better place now, and my kids appreciate me more, and I appreciate them.
Congrats on the good job. I'm teaching at an awesome school, but occasionally I still get an asshole. One of my proudest moments was when one kid was goofing off and being disruptive, and the other kids around him told him to shut the hell up.
I took him into a separate room and grilled him on his class conduct for 30 minutes after. Then his homeroom teacher came and did the same. The kid was absolutely terrified by the end.
It's always the best when other students shame or shush the disruptive kids. Makes me feel like my class respects me.
3rd grade teacher...jesus christ that is rough
My Econ teacher flipped a desk and yelled at a girl who wouldn’t get off her phone 10 years ago (there was a news story on it). Poor dude still gets made fun of it even though it was literally a decade ago :(
In the few times I've seen this happen we always try to console the teacher because we feel like shit.
Some dirtbag made our English teacher cry and walk out of the room when he wrote a bunch of fucked up shit about how she was "such a huge cunt" on the white board before class. Problem was the teacher was pretty much loved by the entire school so two other kids kicked the shit out of him.
Reap what you sow
Play bitch games get bitch prizes
Isn't this from the Nuclear Family music video?
Not quite the same thing but I remember having a suicidal teacher back in HS. She was a Literature teacher and oh, god, she was just not mentally prepared for the job of being a teacher. I remember one incident where a classmate just wouldn't stop talking loudly in class, and she had already told him to stop many times, but he kept talking. So she went to him, started pulling his hair or grabbing his ears (I don't remember), and then took his notebook and threw it into the ground, while screaming "YOU HAVE A HORRIBLE NOTEBOOK!!" (which meant he didn't complete any classwork and thus, his notes were incomplete and/or missing). Nothing really happened after this. She didn't stop teaching us, and that guy kept being an idiot. I also remember one occasion where she said "Why can't the bus just hit me so I can end it all?" in front of the entire class. I later learnt she used to sob and cry a bit in anguish before entering the classroom each time she had to teach us. I can't blame her, that class was full of shitheads.
Has she gotten better? That sounds so horrible.
I am a first year teacher. I got reprimanded because I was depressed, and I guess I said that this class makes me hate myself. I was in such a bad place, I don't fully remember saying it. A surprise meeting with the principal about keeping it to myself didnt help either. Good times
My class did this to a substitute, but instead of flipping out she said if we were good she would do the ponpon with us. She did, and we got extra recess, too. I miss you Ms. Spencer
well shit this is gonna blow up
In year 8 we had an english teacher for about three weeks she left us after and incident where the whole class lost their collective shit one day and started behaving like absolute fucking twats right. Now theres lots of stupid shit going on okay, like theres one kid who's taken off his fucking pants and chucked em on top of the whiteboard and another kid who's covered himself in that lucas's pawpaw ointment shit and he's sucking out of the tube while he rubs himself on the window and this sort of shit is happening everywhere. So miss is sitting over at her desk with this look of complete fucking defeat, like she is fucking done, can't take it anymore and right as she hits the low point where she realises her life is completely and utterly fubar this one little cunt walks up and takes a fucking selfie, with the teacher, in the middle of class while her life is completely fucking falling apart. So she gets up without a word leaves the classroom closes the door locks it with the key so we can't fucking get out and she goes home. Eventually another teacher came and let us out, then we got this huge bloody lecture about how were all actually just little cuntholes with no future. Years later we all found out she took long service leave the day after flew to the fucking U.K and never came back.
TL;DR The little shit-faces in my eighth grade english class were such bastards that the teacher had no option but to fly to the U.K and never come back.
I swear sometimes we push the teachers to the edge even though they are doing a good thing
When I was in high school I overheard someone use the phrase "teaching us ungrateful fucks" and I found that sense of self-awareness refreshing.
Fuck, these happened to others too? Fuckboys from the class were shouting and what not and the teacher breaks down about his best friend died that week, how shit he's feeling. I didn't even contribute to the chaos and I felt like shit just because I was associated with them
Vegas? I heard about a situation like this at my school too recently.
Not even close, at least a 12hr flight
When I was a junior in hs me and my classmates wouldn’t stop talking in a biology class, so the teacher decided to yell at us to shut the fuck up and pay attention to the board, when she was saying that one of my class mates yells “shut up nobody cares about your class you stupid bitch” she started crying and rushed out of the class, after that we didn’t see her for 2 months.
That kid was awful (but the teacher shouldnt have used profanity either).
For every teacher that has a breakdown during class, there are 5 more that have one in private. I've seen it. I like teenagers, but sometimes y'all need to get your shit together and think about someone other than yourselves.
Source: Am teacher.
i remember in my eighth grade year my science teacher was an american who had recently moved from japan to teach. she had us for homeroom and first period and since we were the only honors class we had way more freedom than the other classes. well we took control of this freedom and one day a boy stood on the desk and began yelling the pledge of allegiance and our science teacher broke down right there in front of the science lab and cried. we all didn't know what to do because she was everyone's favorite teacher but i guess we all went too far that day. turns out this was her first year ever being a teacher and she just didn't know where she went wrong
When you are one of the quiet kids and you get the sudden urge to flip a table and tell those kids (you know, *those kids*) to S H U T T H E F U C K U P. You would expect 18 year olds (and this is europe mind you, so theoretically they are adults) to be able to not fucking obnoxiously talk throughout the whole hour, but no.
We made a teacher quit in middle school. We were just absolute assholes. It was weird, because we were all supposed to be the good kids in the most advanced class, but we were just awful.
She wasn't very smart, it was her first year of teaching, it was the perfect storm. She collapsed in tears halfway through the year and we had subs for the rest of the year. I still feel bad about it.
But I also remember my friend Greg getting kicked out of class and walking by the window in the door in the same direction until she covered it with butcher block paper she ripped in a frenzy from the art supplies and slammed over the door while cursing him under her breath, and I also realize that woman was not made for teaching. Especially the smart kids. Those are the worst kids of all. They don't physically mess you up, but they are like piranhas of the soul at that age. Any scent of weakness and they will rip your psyche to shreds.
I love the smart kids. At least the honors classes. They’re easy to manage because they care about their grades. The hardest to manage are the kids who already decided schools isn’t for them and are only there because their parents are making them or they see it as a hangout with their friends. I’ve taught from 6th to 12th grade and honors kids are always easier than their counter parts. Doesn’t mean easy, but imagine if the honors kids are bad, how much worse are the non honors kids?
Lol that’s happened to me before. Right before my teacher quit
Why did she quit?
Cuz some kids are too much lol
A week ago the science teacher threw a chair and it hit a kid
Quick Tip: Don’t be a dick to teachers that actually try to educate you in the best way possible.
Hurt people hurt people. Teachers who are good and kind that are met this kind of shit turn ambivalent and angry.
I'm a teacher and I've done this more than a few times. I genuinely respect and encourage that rebellious spirit, but point it at your real enemies (polluters, Nazis, spawn killers) not at the people who dedicate their lives to helping you, k?
Plus, as a transwoman teacher, I'm sure you can imagine the shit I get :P
My old class once made a teacher retire. A week before he retired we got him to run out of the class crying... poor guy
Yeah, my class broke two teachers in year 8.
do u mean: literally everyday in my english class? we had a sub the other day and she looked Broken. i would say “oh no poor ms [name] but she doesn’t follow through with any threat she gives the “bad kids” so it’s also partially her fault that kids keep acting up so i don’t feel particularly bad
She doesn't follow through because parents and admin put even more pressure on her when she disciplines kids. You should feel particularly bad.
High school teacher here. My first year teaching I got so much abuse from my students that I would sob on my way to work and actually started to develop rashes from stress. We're people too. I know it's easy to use us as punching bags because you know you can get away with abusing us with almost no consequence (the school districts have made sure of that), and a lot of you are dealing with shit at home and you're taking it out on whoever is in front of you. But, just try to remember we're all human beings, ok? Be grateful for the fact that you have the privilege of receiving a free education, and don't forsake it.
Man, some of these stories are really upsetting. Have a speck of empathy and think about the fact that your teachers are people too, they’re generally doing their best, the vast majority care about you as students and as people, and they don’t deserve that kind of disrespect and disruption in any way. Let your teachers do their jobs, let your classmates learn, and don’t be shitty. It is not that hard to be a decent human being here.
Most of the people here aren’t the ones actually causing it all, just witnesses.
Gotta be cautious in FL cuz teachers can concealed carry now.
Pretty sure dying is actually a fantasy of many teens.
I had this math teacher in senior yr of HS that had to deal with so much fuckshit. I was in this bullshit math course that was super easy and basically just their to ensure that everyone graduates. She was super young, like 22 and this was her 2nd teaching job. My class was so fucking rude, they would play loud music, hit on her (like asking her out to prom etc), and just general fuckery. I always felt bad for her and did my best to make her day a bit easier
This was my 8th grade science class back in middle school. We were so shitty to her and got her to the point of full on sobbing more than once during the school year. I wish I could have apologized to her for our classes behavior but it never even crossed my mind at the end of the year. I feel like I owe her though cause she helped me with some personal stuff when I was in 8th grade.
Wow how old are you guys, something like this happening in my school is unthinkable.
It happened to me.
We had a sub with a heavy Southern accent and she was so sweet. Somehow the orchestra screwed her up so much that she was dragged from the room screaming, trying throwing her keys at the security guard.
My music teacher was playing piano to make us sing, but absolutely no one was. Very loud and messy class at that moment, she broke down and started playing like horror songs, then hit very hard all keys of the piano (made a terrible sound) and cried out loud how we were the biggest piece of students shit she ever had and made us wait 20 min until the end of the class in a perfect silence. One guy spoke, got a day of exclusion for disrespectful attitude.
High School English class, Senior year. I felt so bad for that teacher. She was so excited to teach when the semester started...
This rarely happens in the country i am from. In highschool your teacher gives you grades and you use those grades to apply to university. So most students usually don't fuck over the teacher.
I was in high school in the early 2000s and that's how I remembered it. We may have hated a class, but we gave a shit about graduating and didn't want the shame of being a "super senior" and repeating a year. Things are so different now.
My class at my last school made one of the new teachers cry, she was super nice and had a south African accent. Anyway class was being jerks, she had a meltdown and I was like "screw the rules, this woman needs a hug" so I gave her a hug and so did a bunch of my classmates. Long story short the hugs helped a ton
One of our latin teachers was very popular with the students and he kind of used this to tell us off of teasing teachers. He told us a story how a teacher he knew at another school killed himself because of how poorly he was treated by students. He wasnt even that bad of a guy, according to our teacher, but the students just kind of singled him out.
Didnt stick with everyone, but I remember it having a lasting effect on me and I definetly treated teachers better from then on.
I for real had a teacher in 7th grade that broke down like this every other day, she ended up quitting because of our class.
She’s having a mental BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN
Happened to our class in grade 6. No one was listening and she (the teacher) threw up, started crying and went home. It was during the last hour of school tho so the principal just stayed in our classroom
Once, my class was asking a ton of questions about something field trip related (I think) and he stormed out... I think he was just having a bad day :(
Remember me when this blows up
We once accidentally made the substitute maths teacher cry by repeatedly asking her if the actual teacher would correct the exercises after she resolved them and making her think she wasnt capable of teaching.
I was always the quiet kid who didn't really talk much in class
One time the other kids were being little shits, and the teacher kind of just squatted at my desk and went "why can't all the kids be like you?"
That was awkward...
Wanna know awkward? An history teacher actually once gave me a handshake mid class because I answered something correctly, cringetopia shit
My religion teacher got asked what she would do if faced with an active shooter situation in the classroom a few weeks ago and said, "I'd suggest to him a few people he could start with"... kids walked out and she's "retiring". She has always been a hateful cunt though so no big loss
Now I have flashbacks from a decade ago..... Once my music teacher in elementary had a breakdown and cried in front of like 25 of us. Our class was pretty bad sometimes .
27 lurker here working with 4th graders. I've had many moments like that but that's when we take a step back. Take a breath and stop everything. Once the kids are calm and we can talk then we resume the activity with some consequence. Its honestly really hard for some of us who have a really calm nature and hate to see kids upset or in a bad mood, but honestly kids learning the skills that they need for the future is the most important thing. That's why I had to learn to be strict with the kids. Also consider how we have to teach you guys how to learn a subject, do it independently, deal with the staff, the board of ed and the parents. And I only do elementary, honestly teenagers scare me.
This. I’ve worked at a not-so-good school, and now a great one. I’ve learned when something ridiculous happens to do exactly that-stop and breathe and I usually try to make my face blank. I teach high school math though; I have no idea how elementary teachers do it. Y’all are heroes.
Cheers to the end of the year, friend. We’re almost there!
Six more weeks for us in NYC. Almost there brother.
Never mention the piccolos to Mrs. Johnson at band camp
My high school art teacher threw a stapler at a kid the year after I graduated, you could tell she was at the end of her rope for a long time. Plus what's with all the art teachers throwing shit at kids in here?
unrelated story, but my teacher last year said that our P.E. teacher lost her mother (or grandmother I don't really remember that well) and I saw her walking like she was lost outside in the yard
I saw her later on yard and asked if she was okay, she seemed more happier then.
if you're reading, you were one of my favourite teachers and you really encouraged me, thank you!
I did substitute teaching in the past. Not now. Once I just paused sat at my desk head and hands. I was not even having the worst day. Just mentally exhausted after telling a known liar (teacher had left note to never let her use the bathroom) she can’t go anywhere. Finally she just walked out the classroom. All I’m thinking is I’m going to lose my job. They fire subs who can’t control classrooms. I didn’t. I was asked to come back.
My physics teacher killed himself over Easter break. Extremely smart and socially awkward. Our class voted him to do stupid relay races and shit at pep rallys and we felt like we pushed him to it. Last thing he said was "have a good break, see yall when we get back".. I still have a homestar runner action figure I took from his desk after we found out.
I went to a boarding school, and we had really awful breakfast most mornings. One time it was pancake day, and everybody hated the rubbery, unchewable pancakes. So, I hatched a plan. I got seconds, then thirds, then asked people around for their untouched flapjacks. ended up with like twelve of the things. They were about four inches in diameter, and were dense and tough- perfect for throwing, so I smuggled all of them into my first period class with the crazy chemistry teacher (she was super paranoid and self-describedly sexist against boys and men, at an all boys school) she arrived, late as usual, and the sight of her reaction to a class full of teenagers tossing pancakes across the room like frisbees is one of my best memories of my highschool years. It was glorious. It was just a blank stare, mouth agape, completely unprepared for, and unable to comprehend the sight before her. She stood there for a good 30 seconds before wordlessly shuffling down the hall and getting our equivalent to a vice principal. Everybody kept mum and nobody got in trouble. Some days I really miss that kind of camaraderie. She later resigned after it came out that she had been surreptitiously filming students to prove that we were all conspiring against her.
I remember this happening during elementary school one day. A kid threw something at the teacher, and she just up and walked out. That scared us straight tbh.
I remember the time my class in 4th grade made our math teacher cry leave the class and almost quit.
I graduated hs a few years ago, I can't say I've ever had a teacher get that upset, we had a couple "shut up!" from a couple different teachers but never crying or running away. Sounds like some shitty kids lol
Had a similar thing. Our science teacher had a much more noisier class this day and she just left and started sobbing. That's when I learned empathy for our teachers.
I remember back in the day there was a class where a couple of students made a bet about how long they could ignore a specific teacher. Eventually they made her cry as she was screaming at one of the them to answer her questions or something.
That teacher went pretty crazy after that apparently, losing her shit whenever someone was washing their hands and other random shit like that
I remember my teach just ran out the class when this one kid just couldn't stop being a fucking bitch
This is why I moved to teaching at a sixth form college. Wel, to be fair I was fairly good at behaviour management even with ropey classes and was no where near a breakdown, but also, I am no martyr.
One time in Latin class the bell rang, and me and a couple other kids stood up to leave. Our teacher asked us why we were standing, and I looked at her stone faced and said "the bell rang." She told us to sit down, but we all moved to leave. At this point she snapped, threw a Latin book at my head and began sobbing. All of us just stood there, confused and not sure about what to do.
honestly my class was full of guys who just didn't give a shit, made one of our math teachers have a panic attack, and ultimately move schools, i was one of the quiet ones so i felt really sorry for her.
My art teacher walks into the closet and screams at the top of her lungs. 5 seconds later she walks out and acts like nothing happened.
My class is that class that doesn’t give a shit because she has one everyday it’s so out of control. On time someone deadass told her “let’s take this outside” people thought he was gonna slap her.
I really appreciate my Primary and Secondary school teachers, because beyond that Teachers just don’t seem to give a fuck. So to any of my old Teachers who might be reading, I’m sorry, you were awesome and we didn’t realise it then.
Man I went to a ghetto school. The kids job was to make the teachers angry or to disrespect the teachers. Honestly was more of a day care than actual school. Than I moved to a better area and I was shocked at the kids learning. Very different.
this deadass happened in my french class and the teacher left the room and we were all so shocked and she only came back 10 minutes later when the bell rang for class to end
My mom is a teacher and this has happened to her before. She was a teacher at my high school so I heard all about it..
We had those stupid doorbells on the outside of the classroom for whatever reason, and once a month (or if it was your birthday idk) someone got to ring it. As we came in to music class one day I asked to ring it, and she said no, so i just sat down on the carpet because i wasnt an asshole
The teacher walked out calmly in the middle of class and then a few minutes later all of the homeroom teachers showed up and called people by name in the hallway, where the music teacher was sitting curled up with her knees to her chest, openly sobbing.
We all got sent to the principals office, and when he called me in, he was holding this crumpled piece of copy paper scribbled all over in blue crayon that apparently the music teacher wrote saying what each person did wrong that day. Apparently after I asked to ring it and was told not to, I pretended to ring it and every kid behind me did the same to mock her or something i don't know.
We all got suspended for the rest of the week. I still see that nutjob at Subway sometimes.
I had a teacher once, sweet old woman, the kind with a soft voice, always a little smile, and she could only move around so fast. I took two classes with her in my time in highschool, and those were some type of Intro to Cooking class, and a class called 'Child Development'.
This was pretty much a throwaway class. I took it because I wanted to take home one of the babies(like this). Pretty much every other student in that class was just there for an easy grade and too goof off. Unfortunately, there was also a small group of people who seemed to want nothing more than to make the class as difficult as possible for the poor, old teacher. They would try to challenge everything she taught/said to the point they would be screaming, standing, slamming hands on the table.
One girl though was the ring leader. One day she was being particularly aggressive over something I can't remember. Something inconsequential, but she was up in this woman's face, shreiking, finger in her face.
At that point, I had had about enough, so I stood up and started asking her why she was always being like that every day, the teacher hadn't done anything to her, so she needed to leave her alone. She looked at me, and somehow I saw her anger increase tenfold. She started to stomp towards me, yelling that she was gonna 'cut' me and this and that, until the teacher forced her to leave and go to the office.
I think that was the only time she ever sent one of those assholes to the office. Also one of the few times I spoke up to someone as I was actually a very timid kid, and still struggle with that. I really hoped one day she'd put those kids in their place, but she just seemed to accept it and keep getting beat down. I just don't understand what makes people feel that have to act so cruel...
I had first period PE in eighth grade, and my PE teacher always started off the day telling us how much she hated her job and how we all made her despise coming to school everyday. She hated our period the most, and she always screamed at us for honest mistakes. She quit after her first year.
I am thankful for my 5 years of teaching middle school but I am retiring in 20 days after this year of hell lol.
I don’t take it personally though, teenage brain literally runs on self-gratification rather than logic.
Once my French teacher had a gluestick hit her head because people were throwing gluesticks for some reason. She was also locked in the cupboard/storage room. All this happened in the same lesson. I really hated everyone in that class. People did stupid things for popularity points and it was so hard to concentrate on work.
Working IT in a high school I see this happen almost weekly. We go through regular teachers like they're substitutes, and God help you if you actually are a sub. Subs get treated like absolute dog shit.
Last year I had an english teacher who yelled at us because she never put grades in and we asked if she ever would.
Bruh, Iet me tell you about my english class, way back in the day. My teacher really, really hated the band Journey. Just thought they sucked and were really annoying. So there was always this one guy who randomly would start singing "just a small town girl," and a few seconds later 2/3 of the class would join in. They gave that poor lady so much shit she ran out of the room crying.
It wasn't uncommon for us to have a sub either. One day I found out she was "sick" because I walked by her teaching the morning class, which she liked, looking perfectly healthy and all. Then before the bell for our class two periods later I saw her walk out the front door with a look of pure, "No thanks, fuck this" on her face. The sub was like, "she's sick today, let her rest."
I also had a bus driver get a DUI, but that's a different story.
Once I had a sensitive teacher who asked for materials for the next class, and NO ONE in my class brought the materials and she was SHOCKED and she started crying and some were laughing and it was a horrible scene
Oof if I don't know the damn feeling. My Junior year math class had got a FRESH out of college teacher and one of her biggest mistakes was telling a class full of sophomores she was new. The male students were just annoying but the female students were just flat out mean. The day she had a meltdown no one was listening and everyone was talking over each other then when my teacher went to take a sip out her mug a bunch of the female students berated her about her being lesbian (She wasn't) but still having a church mug. The class ended with my senior friend walking out and yelling at the teacher
"I came here to learn and obviously you can't even control your class enough to teach us" and me reporting all those bitches
My daughter is is 2nd grade, last week her teacher walked out during the middle of class, got in her car and left. Hasn’t been seen since. Only a week and a half left of school!!
My first Swedish lesson in Swedish 7th grade ended in the teacher, according to legend, pissing her pants due to all the utter chaos going on in the class (fights, bullying etc.) and in the last few days of school for the year she got fired apperantly.
Back then I had no idea why but 6 months later my best guess is that some assholes (who where the ones in that fight) got her fired by screaming ”racism” at the principal (they are arab and massive fucking racists and the teacher was white)
Kinda fucked up and the fact that they brag about it and get no punishment really shows how my school is a ”strict” school
Apparently, some sixth graders back in middle school made a substitute cry, and she said she never was gonna work there again. And she was an old lady too, I think they made her cry because she kept talking about how older generations are better than Gen Z. I don't know the full story, as I was in freshman year in high school.
Damn, I must've been lucky, because I never had any shit like that in my class. Obviously weren't perfect and would be loud, annoy our teachers, sometimes prank them, but never serious shit and either we all laughed or the class laughed and the teacher tried to act serious and not laugh. The only time I saw a teacher cry was when our class was moving on to high school and we were telling out good-byes.
This happened on Monday in my Freshman English class. My teacher is a pushover and the kids are rude and disruptive and not the smartest kids. We’re doing Shakespeare, which is her favorite unit, and kids were incessantly talking. SHE FLIPPED. She started screaming at the kids who were talking and then told them to move. They did, except this one FUCKING KID.
He started arguing that he wasn’t talking and he was annotating. This went on for like 10 minutes. At one point I got angry and said,”Well now you’re causing a scene.” She finally called an administrator and he got taken away.
She was so shaken up and mad that she kept losing her thought so I had to finish them for her. She was just so done with the class she kept calling on me to answer. (Because I know the answers). I felt bad for her and told her I appreciate her.