Worst Childhood Teacher Awards

New Zealand
September 6, 2010 12:41am CST
Think back to your early school years. There's bound to be one out there qualified to be nomiated for the worst childhood teacher award. Share your experience!
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
6 Sep 10
"The worst childhood teacher award"? Is something like the Golden Raspberry Award? If so, I'll nomniate my Romanian teacher from 5th to 8th grade. She was a disaster. She was appointed director of the school (because she had some connections ) and she had to teach a class. And she choosed to teach us. Oh, my God, she didn't know anything. All she was doing was reading from the handbook in front of the class. And she didn't know anything about pedagogy.
• New Zealand
7 Sep 10
Sounds like you had a fun year.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
7 Sep 10
A fun year? Are you joking? There were 4 years of anguish! In the 8th grade we were teenagers and we started to argue with her about the grammar issues. She didn't have any arguments to sustain her oppinions. She was such a disaster!
• New Zealand
8 Sep 10
4 years!? What kept you coming back?
• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep 10
Hiya T_Diamond, You are right about the Maths Teachers they are not usually friendly or user friendly. I did have one I have to say that was the complete opposite of the rest I encountered along the way. He was the only Maths Teacher who helped me out without bawling me out. He never once treated me as an Idiot quite the opposite. He made you want to learn all over again. But alas I only had him in our Class for a Year but he was the most patient, the most intelligent of them all. I did get ahead better after that till I hit another Brick Wall in the last Year with a Maths fanatic. He tried to reduce me to tears many times but I did not cry and not only that he tried to humiliate us on a regular basis. With this one I felt like I was back at square one. Thing is you could not ask him anything, he would not explain anything only to his "pet pupils" (grin). Enough said I wish him no ill but he could have been more understanding. He was no good at learning Languages anyway thing I found out much later on in a Spanish Exam I was taking (grin).
• New Zealand
12 Sep 10
Good to know there's always that odd maths teacher out, who cares, understands and knows how to teach.
• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep 10
Hiya T_Diamond, He was an Angel dropped from the Sky, patient very patient actually he never shouted or screamed nothing like that. Do you know what? I learned so much from him in that whole Year restored my faith in me back again. If you could´nt grasp the problem the first time round he would show you again and again. But me I learned it the first time round not like the other one in the last Year who bombarded us with far too much work in Maths, he gave us Algebra, Logs, and something else that was new to all of us and he did not teach the system more than once so you had to pay very close attention. (grin).
• New Zealand
13 Sep 10
But me I learned it the first time round not like the other one in the last Year who bombarded us with far too much work in Maths, he gave us Algebra, Logs, and something else that was new to all of us and he did not teach the system more than once so you had to pay very close attention. - You have just done a brilliant description of my current maths teacher... She zooms past everything without question and expects us to follow. Half the class is looking at the board The other half is It's exam time, and during my revision I've learnt more from books in a few hours than I have from her in almost a whole year.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
8 Sep 10
My Math teacher when I was in grade 1 was the one I feared most. There was a day or two when I was away from class because of fever. When I came back to school the next day I was asked to recite the multiplication table which I couldn't memorize yet. I remember her shouting and screaming her head off.
• New Zealand
8 Sep 10
There's something about maths teachers...looking back at the responces and my own experience...maths teachers don't seem to be the "friendly" type lol
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
8 Sep 10
Glad I'm not alone. Heehee..
• Singapore
7 Sep 10
I was in the primary school and I forgot to bring my homework. The teacher got very angry and came towards me. The next I know, "wham", there was this knock on my head with the heavy textbook she was holding. I have always thought I became stupid because of that one horrible incident.
• New Zealand
7 Sep 10
I can't believe teachers still do this! Where're you from?
• Singapore
7 Sep 10
That was in the 1980s, now of course it is not allowed anymore.
@IyanMuska (602)
• Indonesia
7 Sep 10
My six years of age when he attended school for the first time, the time it's called playgroup or kindergarten. I was very timid and very spoiled to the extent that time the school asked for is always in between and in the accompany parents. I think that's a reasonable thing to remember my first time in school. Beyond all that I am including a diligent student and always perform, many prizes as I can when it began the painting competition, the race to play a musical instrument until I had accomplished each of its sessions. Many teachers are supporting me, I was not alone at that time. That's the most exciting things in my life. Life is not alone as long as we want to try and help each other with each other I think other people behave the same towards us. How about you?
• New Zealand
7 Sep 10
By Theory, that's what should happen..shouldn't it? People behave the same way towards up as we did to them.. ...yet like many other theories, it has its loopholes.
• Indonesia
10 Sep 10
His key just wait and go through the already delicious love to our god
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
well there is one teacher that i could think off. he doesnt know how to solve his own math/chemistry problems. i was really dumbfounded when i found out.
• New Zealand
6 Sep 10
I have the same maths teacher this year with me... The problem is, not only does she well..70% of the time get her answers WRONG, she's stubborn enough to prove that it is right. It takes up around 10minutes per question to prove she's wrong and how to do it right...
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
the bad thing about it is tht the students will suffer because of the irresponsible hiring of the school. i was just happy that they fired him just in a span of months.
@aurorastorm (1136)
• United States
7 Sep 10
My third grade teacher, I have never forgotten how mean she was when I was little. She said to me in front of my whole class, that she did not think I was using my brain, and my head must have been disconnected from my shoulders. I went home crying that day from school. Later on in life I was working at a bank and she was one of the customers and she was still not a nice lady.
• New Zealand
8 Sep 10
I'd probably freeze in fear if I was you in that situation when that teacher came in!
@bunnybon7 (33092)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Sep 10
well i did have a male in the fifth grade that for some reason really didnt like me. he was the only one id ever had that didnt. there was times he embarrassed me by using my last name and asking me why i didnt get something, in front of the whole class. he never done this to anyone else. id tell him i understood it all. then hed actually say, well you had a dumb look on your face. never knew why he hated me. he never treated anyone else like that.
• New Zealand
7 Sep 10
Yep..you get that odd one out in the class. Unfortunate to hear you were the victim.
• United States
6 Sep 10
My third grade teacher in my eyes was the best of the best. She put us in a room to watch the film of Martin Luther King. Oh how I sat there and enjoyed the film. Many of the kids in my class would tease me as racism dates back a very long time. I am Hispanic so they thought I was so dumb for the admiration. I use to checkout Martin Luther's kings autobiographies from the library and they would tease me so. I lived in the foster care system, and did not have great foster parents. As soon as the Government money ran out well so did I, next home for me. So listening to Martin Luther King's speeches I said to myself I had to better me. I had to make a difference. Being teased so often I would cry everyday and my teacher would say to me you be you always, you do not let anyone ever tell you that you are not great. I do not know my old teachers whereabouts or where she is today. But she stuck in my mind and I go out of the monotony of cruelty and have lived my life that I am somebody no matter what anyone thinks.
• New Zealand
6 Sep 10
She sounds like a lovely lady. That phrase, "You be You Always" is stuck in my head.
• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep 10
Hiya T-Diamond, We had one in the Infants School that had a nice little habit of picking us up and shaking us till our teeth rattled in our Heads. She would do this for reasons known to herself of course and although I hold no grudges it was indeed a very trying Teacher to have to put up with we were only Five years Old each at the most. As for the shaking I was one of her favourites to pick up and shake but I still don´t why to this very Day. She did this shaking a lot too not just once in a while. I was glad to leave her Class I really was. Thank goodness I have my Head in one piece also. I don´t think she ever got reported and boy could she shout at the same time. I would give that Teacher without naming her of course that award.