There are a lot of wonderful teachers out there who are working really hard under difficult conditions to try and help kids get a leg up on education in a country that seems to value education less every day. This post is not about them.
Amongst all the good teachers are a number of people who are tenured into the position, doing it as a side gig, completely disillusioned, or who have only gotten into the business of teaching because they enjoy having tyrannical power over people smaller and weaker than them. Everyone who has been to school has met a teacher like that at some point, and Twitter user @FUNTIMEZ wanted to hear their stories:
Let’s hear some shitty teacher stories, go off pic.twitter.com/LSMNryfLCB
— LOVES KYOUKO (@FUNTlMEZ) January 9, 2020
They also shared their own story, writing, “I have this teacher for a Presentation Skills class who, if she caught me fidgeting or ticking, would make me stay after class so she could lecture me on being ‘distracting and disrespectful’. And when kids presented she would make them start over if they said ‘like”’or ‘uhm’, or didn’t make eye contact. One kid was up there for 30 minutes just repeating his project over and over and he almost cried.”
if they said “like” or “uhm”, or didn’t make eye contact. One kid was up there for 30 minutes just repeating his project over and over and he almost cried. Hell I had to restart mine once and it was even worse than my first time through.
— LOVES KYOUKO (@FUNTlMEZ) January 9, 2020
“Hell I had to restart mine once and it was even worse than my first time through,” they added. Poorly administered discipline is a common theme in the below tales, as are vengeful parents. That’s the real lesson for everybody: keep track of what’s going on in your kid’s classrooms! There might be a real reason why they stopped enjoying reading.
I loved this teacher so this was/ is complicated but… my mom died when I was in 8th grade. I went to school the next day. My teacher told me my mom died because we had prayed the wrong way. mom was not even buried yet. She had died the morning before& I was told it was my fault https://t.co/T7uL0Ts0YX
— Amanda Deibert️ (@amandadeibert) January 15, 2020
My teacher in Pakistan asked me to go outside and find a stick for her and I ran outside and brought a big stick and then this bitch used it to hit me with it. https://t.co/dffheF9Exf
— Senpapi (@Sohcandoit) January 13, 2020
in 5th grade i had a science teacher who wouldn’t let ANYONE talk. EVER. literally if she heard a single peep out of any student in the room she would walk over to them very slowly and in the most humiliating way possible she would place a sticker on their desk
— kyouko loves max (@ClownPowder) January 9, 2020
When I was in the 4th grade my teacher pulled me aside and said, and I quote “you’re the only reason anyone is ever upset or sad in this class. If you weren’t here everyone would be happy, you’re the cause of everyone’s problems”. I cried the whole day lmaoooo https://t.co/jnKD6i1B8D
— ★ nick ★ (@hubertvonvestra) January 13, 2020
my teacher made me sit in time out during a 1 day carnival with inflatables and free food and made me watch my entire class have fun because i forgot to turn in a paper. when we went back in. two hours later she found my paper. i cried during the whole time out https://t.co/Vza5Hcqbvf
— essie (@kittiautum) January 14, 2020
She told me I was exempted from taking our math finals. Come exam day she said it was a mistake so I have to take it. Was panic-crying cos:
– didnt study
– was supposed to study for the exam right after it lol
As I was abt to finish, she ripped my exam and told me it was a joke https://t.co/jHEFsLeta5
— Cass Lim (@casssandralim) January 15, 2020
None of my teachers were especially shitty, but my 7th grade social studies teacher was this crazed libertarian and he handed out Ron Paul 2008 memorabilia despite the fact that none of us would be able to vote for at least the next 4 years.
— Dirk the Sandman @ Katsucon soon (@TheRealDSandman) January 9, 2020
My 9th grade English teacher told me I would never make it as a writer as I had no talent & should give up. 20 years later he sent in a spec piece to the magazine I was the Arts Editor for. I sent him a lovely personalized rejection letter.
— Elizabeth Weitz (@ebethhasissues) January 13, 2020
My kindy teacher tried to convince everyone in the class that ppl who use their left hand will go to hell. When she found out I was left-handed she wrote to my parents a complaint telling them to teach me to be right handed. All my classmates listened to my teach so I got bullied https://t.co/RuPd2zkbK9
— Kira ☆ | CEO of loving @darnitgarnet1 (@mahoukiwa) January 14, 2020
imagine gatekeeping sadness
— smt nocturne shill (@Nlorp) January 9, 2020