What have you seen other teachers do that makes you roll your eyes

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  1. Irishdave

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    Ok here are the rules no names or school names
    Just tell us the Readers Digest version of the story.


    I'll start
    A sixth grade teacher showed the cartoon "Ice Age" and said it was so the kids could understand how cavemen lived and She Meant it! (it was also a day before a vacation.):rolleyes:

    A teacher gave out aspirin to students (against school policy) :rolleyes:

    A teacher brings her students late to a special (elective) and then comes back late to pick them up so you have two classes at one time, because it was her time off and she was taking it. :rolleyes:


    Don't forget the :rolleyes:
     
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    Dave, I cannot stand when the teachers come late with their kids, usually that ends up with me having 55 children alone!!!!!
     
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    I work with a wonderful sweet teacher from another country. She has wonderful classroom management, but many of her spellings and pronunciations of words when she is teaching are totally wrong!
     
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    Don't forget the :rolleyes:
     
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    we have a teacher who never seems to know what is going on. We can be at the same meeting, and listen to the same discussions, but when it's time to put that into action...she never knows what we're talking about.

    Same teacher comes to every meeting late and then wants to chat about her health, her father, her father's health, her daughter's health...

    She asks for copies of papers of what we're doing, and kind of complains that we don't share enough, and when we give her copies of papers before she asks, she says that she probably won't use them....
     
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    :rolleyes:

    (There, Dave.)
     
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    oops sorry Dave :rolleyes:



    oh, a couple years ago, we had a teacher who had a thing for the custodian (even though he was 20 years her junior) and she would leave her class and help him clean the floor in the cafeteria:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not even going to touch that line, terp...:rolleyes:

    ... and I think I've just doubled my use of smilies on this site.
     
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    I used to work with a teacher who said "take me serious" instead of "take me seriousLY." She also always had grammar and spelling mistakes on the board. And this is an English teacher. She is dept chair now.:rolleyes:

    In 10th we all had to do compare/contrast essays but could pick the unit or topic. One teacher and I had the students compare and contrast different bills on illegal immigration at the time, including reading the bills and having a mock senate, integrated with social studies. Another teacher didn't want to use our unit - she had them compare and contrast their dream world with their real world. :rolleyes:
     
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    I worked with a music teacher who, come time to submit grades, came into the 3rd grade class I was subbing in (it was also the class I student taught in, so I knew the kids, but I was still the sub), asked the kids to be honest and raise their hands if they practiced their recorder every day (and lucky for her, they were young enough to still be honest), then went around and asked each student their name so she could mark them down. After she made her way around the room, she came to me and said "I'm not sure about so-and-so. Do you really believe she practiced every day?" I looked at her and said, "I believe her, but I'm not her music teacher and I haven't heard her play in class." Sooo lazy. She also used the same exact songs at least 2 years in a row for the chorus concert because she couldn't be bothered to find anything else.
     
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    An educational Cougar?
    [​IMG]:rolleyes:
     
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    A teacher here leaves "Orange County Choppers" as a lesson plan when he is gone because "it is a shop class and they show welding and stuff". I just can't get past all the bleeping.:rolleyes:

    We also have a teacher that is just clueless about everything! She comes into meetings late and then just keeps saying "What, what are you talking about? I don't understand." She butts into conversations and just starts talking about something off the wall because she didn't really know what we were talking about. :rolleyes:

    We had a teacher who cut a gas line in the shop and instead of telling anyone about it, took his class out to walk around and find the cut off valve. We started smelling the gas and I accused the kids. They had to evacuate the school for several hours while the utility company came in and cut the gas off. We literally stood out on the ball field with all the kids all afternoon. :rolleyes:
     
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    We had a music teacher who gave a student who was not at our school this year a grade. And it wasn't even an A!:rolleyes:
     
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    We have a couple of teachers who totally talk and text during meetings-including my team-then expect me to give them all the information after the meeting since they paid NO attention.:)

    Or just have no idea what is due when, and seem to be completely unaware that they need to do their job mainly because they are preoccupied with non-school things :)
     
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    It's not too funny, but I once worked with a teacher that had sticky fingers and a con artist's heart. This person went so far as to lift a classroom set of textbooks at the end of the year and during the year, every once in a while he'd plan these field trips, collect money from students, things would fall through because there was never any permission, and the money would disappear. :eek:

    This teacher was let go at the end of that year but I feel he was allowed to stay too long.:confused:
     
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    This wasn't a teacher but we had a SRO (school resource officer) that was in the restroom when he got a call about a fight in the cafeteria. He was in such a hurry to get there, he left his sidearm in the restroom where it was found by a custodian. He had taken it off his belt while he was seated so it wouldn't fall on the floor and left it on the TP dispenser. :rolleyes:
     
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    One year a fellow teacher of mine decided to give a passing grade to any student who handed in at least eight assignments that marking period. It didn't matter how many points they had earned or if their work on those assignments was any good. Eight assignments out of FIFTY was good enough! :rolleyes: :dizzy:
     
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    1. Teachers who belittle students using sarcasm then expect the kids to realize it was a joke.

    2. Teachers who place the blame on kids shoulders (laziness, etc.) for poor performance and grades, when it was poor teaching on their part.

    3. Teachers who refuse to look at test (state and in class assessments) data to determine who isn't doing well, on what, and then ignore any issues.

    4. Teacher's who refuse to learn new things because it isn't the way "I've ever done them."

    5. Teachers who waste class time with house keeping items that could be mainstreamed and cut down on wasted time.

    6. Teachers with egos

    7. Teachers that belittle other staff members, or refuse to learn from other staff members, because they are jealous of the other teacher's successes.

    8. Teachers who rely only on textbooks, movies, and worksheets to teach students. This then leads back to eye roll issues 2 and 3.

    Okay, I'll get off my soapbox!!
     
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    I know a teacher who has a gifted first grader(reading and comprehending on a fifth grade level) in her class. She refuses to accommodate for him because "He behaves better if he just does first grade work and, besides, everyone else will catch up to him by fifth grade" That's what she told the parents when they complained. You can imagine what she said to other teachers. :rolleyes:
     
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    When I was a senior in HS, my AP english teacher came into class at the beginning of 2nd semester and said to all of us "OK, i realize you're all just in here to get your B so you can be exempt from finals. So here's the deal. You do the reading and do your AP practice exms on Mondays, I will guarantee you all get your B. If you earn an A, you'll get it, but as long as you come prepared, I'll guarantee you a B."

    After we finished the novel we were reading and when the AP's were over, all we did was watch old movies (Rear Window and Bringing Home Baby are 2 I distinctly recall). :rolleyes: I can say I ENJOYED the class but I didn't get a thing out of it! (I also didn't get a high enough score on the AP to get out of Freshman English...)
     
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    Ranchwife, did you mean 'streamlined' here? Quite understandable that you would use mainstreamed, though. Haha.

    5. Teachers who waste class time with house keeping items that could be mainstreamed and cut down on wasted time.
     
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    I watched a teacher take her kids to the computer lab. She logged on and started using Messenger to chat with a friend. She totally ignored the kids and they were doing whatever they wanted. When the aid asked her to calm her kids down she replied "I am just too busy right now to deal with that!" :rolleyes: This is why we have a filter and can't access home email at school anymore.
     
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    Yep, that was what I meant. Sorry!
     
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    I worked with a teacher who would get on her computer and expect her students (kindergartners) to sit in silence while she fooled around online :rolleyes:
     
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    Sarcastic people! :mad:
     
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    A teacher who types all essays into Microsoft Word, then uses the flesch-kinkaid (sp?) level to determine the grade. If you are a third month freshman, then your writing has to be at a 9.3, sixth month sophomores at 10.6, etc. If it doesn't meet that, it's not accepted or even read.

    Also, before this genius plan, students would turn in essays, and every single grammatical/spelling error would be marked, and a point taken off for each--before it is ever read for content. We had SPED KIDS working for weeks, turning in a NINE PAGE ESSAY they had written themselves, and starting with a NEGATIVE GRADE before the content was even examined.
     
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    I'm sarcastic...and yes, with the students. However, it is never rude or mean sarcastim.

    But what makes me roll my eyes?

    -Teachers with last period planning who leave a few minutes early each day. They should be in the hallways during dismissal! :rolleyes:

    -When teachers lie to students to avoid admitting a mistake. :rolleyes:

    -When female teachers wear tops that reveal their cleavage. Two major infractions today alone (or four, however you want to look at it!). :rolleyes:

    -When teachers take every opportunity at meetings to catch the principal up on everything he or she has done in the past week to benefit the students. Yeah, you're a teacher...it's what we do. Get over yourself. :rolleyes:
     
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    * two teachers who decided one day they didn't feel like teaching, left the students to do whatever they wanted while they ordered books online. (full 90 min block) :eek:

    * upper elementary teachers (at my school) who want the kids to use resources outside of their room (which sometimes leaves the rest of us stuck in some ways) because the kids can't use the sink in their room properly, can't eat snack in their room properly, etc. Umm.... I can teach 5 year olds to do it. :rolleyes:

    * vet teachers who have gone to the same workshop about how to do a running record multiple times and act like it is still new to them even though technically they are supposed to be doing it weekly. :confused: Yet, I'm a brand new teacher and I do it just fine.

    * admin and specialists who figure that a few vet teachers need more support than the whole wing of brand new teachers. :rolleyes: That should say something.

    * an "experienced" one-on-one aide who figures that it is okay to leave a student with CP and wheelchair bound unstrapped and unattended while setting up another piece of equipment and doesn't understand why the teacher gets upset when the student comes crashing off the wheelchair and hits the floor head first. :eek:

    * teachers who complain about everything students do but model the same wrong behaviors. :rolleyes:

    * teachers who talk during fire drills and allow their students to talk when it is clearly against our policy and is brought up every year. :rolleyes:
     
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    We had a teacher last year who was sick during finals, so instead of requesting a sub (I think she was out of sick days because she had taken quiet a few already) she left a note on her door telling kids they could leave their projects with another teacher and go home. :rolleyes:

    She got in hot water because of this and ultimately decided to retire. Every time I walked past her room the rest of the year, there was a video playing. Okay, seniors might get something out of seeing a film version of Pride and Prejudice, but The Little Mermaid??? :rolleyes:

    She also had a last period prep, but she was out the door and off campus before the bell rang to start that period. :rolleyes:
     
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    I know this story ... would love to know if we teach near each other ...
     
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    Teachers who show cleavage - hello they are children, it is not appropriate! :rolleyes:

    Kindergarten is one of the few grades that picks their kids up from PE on time every day, why do you keep bringing them out earlier and earlier? We are now losing almost 10 minutes :rolleyes: of our prep time!

    One kindergarten teacher (20+ year teacher) was setting up her calendar area for the first time when I was student teaching and needed help with what should be included yet it had been on the scope and sequence forever and the school even had a special program they were following :rolleyes:

    AR points in kindergarten (not at my school) :rolleyes:

    Your baby can read program :rolleyes:
     
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    The teacher I replaced last year would sit in front of the laptop and search for lesson ideas while the students sat there. She'd SCREAM at them when they started talking. She was never prepared for the day. :rolleyes:

    This same teacher told me to never smile at certain students because they'll just take advantage of me... right in front of those students. Lady, just because you can't manage a classroom doesn't mean I can't! :rolleyes:
     
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    There was a teacher last year who would complain every week to me about how crappy my class was and how rude and disrespectful they were to her. Yet, when she gave me the conduct grades to put on their report cards, they all got A's. :rolleyes:


    I also work with another teacher who insists on putting 20 comments for each child in the comment section on their report card. Since they don't fit when I type them in, she told me our P said I could just write them all in by hand. :rolleyes:
     
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    Two years ago a teacher from another school transferred to ours. When it came time to submit names for teacher of the year, she submitted hers. Others are supposed to nominate you, which was made clear to everyone. She's was, and still is, starving for attention and wants everyone to know how wonderful she is.

    I still laugh about it (but to myself).
     
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    ~Teachers who talk during meetings when someone else is talking. You don't allow your students to do this, so you shouldn't either. :rolleyes:

    ~Teachers who don't watch a movie before showing it in class. :rolleyes:

    ~Teachers who call students out in front of the class. :rolleyes:
     
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    Teachers who use sick days for vacations to Europe
     
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    Teachers who walk into school late every day...but never fail to have a giant cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee with them. Hmmmm I can't imagine why you are all late! The Drive-thru line at Dunkin Donuts is always going to be long at 8am!
     
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    The teacher next door seems to yell (and I mean yell, not raise his voice) at his students all day. I hear him from the school mandated silent reading (which is mandated to be silent time) to the end of the day.

    It is appropriate to raise your voice occasionally, but yelling constantly doesn't seem to be working. :rolleyes:
     
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    :thumb:
     
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    I overheard my son and his friends talking about one of their teachers
    This teacher accepts all late work for full points.
    This teacher reviews all homework the day it's due--including giving all the correct answers
    My son's friend says he just copies down the correct answers and turns it in late for full points.:rolleyes:


    Oh and we have a very loquacious teacher who will start every comment with, "Well I think......" and she always restates what the speaker was saying.....
     

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