My class teacher gets annoyed when I ask questions.

@worthy (2413)
India
February 25, 2007 12:41pm CST
My dad is in a transferable job.He got posted to this city a couple of years back. In my previous school teachers were very helpful and felt happy when I asked doubts.Clearing my doubts helped me getting better marks. In my present school too I am one of the good students. But here my class teacher gets annoyed when I ask questions to clear my concept.I don't understand why is this so. Do You think that asking questions irritates her? Shall I stop asking? What shall I do to make her feel happy ? Kindly suggest.
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@kpbhuvana (392)
• India
26 Feb 07
i think you are breaking her flow of taking class, if you have any doubt then ask her when she has completed her lecture. Try to make note of all your doubts and then aske her after class. some teachers dont like breaking their flow so that they could teach you all that is important
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@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
I think you are right.Thanks for the good suggestion.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
hi worthy nice avatar!! No. You should not stop asking for it is the only means for you to knew some important details that are not clear enough in her discussion. A teacher should have lots of patience in terms of answering question from her stundent for it will enhance the quality of the subject that was been tackled about. I really suggest that you ask her everytime there is a need for you to ask but listen also attentively for in listening you will learn a lot but if you want more clarification go ahead feel free to ask her in a manner that is polite and that she will not get irritated.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
26 Feb 07
Hi maribel.Thanks for the good advice. I try to be polite always while asking.
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@paulnet (748)
• India
26 Feb 07
you are right for a teacher to answer your questions, first you have to catch the attention. Just be polite and question your questions if that is good enough to answer then she won't mind answering it.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
26 Feb 07
A teacher's job is to teach and part of that teaching is to answere questions. The questions that you are asking may be questions that other students want to ask too,but are too afraid or too bashful to ask. So in your asking those questions you could be helping the rest of the class.
@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Wow.I never thought it that way.Thankyou very much.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
i think you should talk with a counsiler about the teachers issues with not being a caring role model and with any concerns you have about your own issue i am a teacher and our counciler is very helpful your might be too
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@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Thats a very nice suggestion.Thanks.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
26 Feb 07
No, never stop asking questions about your doubts. If you think she has a problem with your questions you may want to talk to her after class and ask her why she gets angry if you ask a question. She is there to ask questions. If you are asking questions at the wrong times then she may tell you that. For example "You ask questions when another student is asking one at the same time." or "You ask questions when I am doing X and it distracts me". I hope that helps you out a little bit. Pablo
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@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Yes.It might be so and that I don't realise.I'll that in mind in future.Thanks.
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@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
No you shouldn't ask stopping questions, what's most important is that you are getting answers and feeling better about your education. I would say that maybe the teacher is irritated because she doesn't always know the answers herself or maybe she feels like she isn't being clear enough in her teaching and that could frustrate her.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
26 Feb 07
That could be the reason.Thanks for making me realise this aspect.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Asking question is the way most people learn the most in life. Never stop asking questions if you are unsure. Perhaps she is annoyed that explaining things is slowing down her class and she won't be able to get the things covered that she needs to. Maybe you should stop after class and clear this up. You didn't say how many questions you ask, how long it takes. perhaps you can ask questions after class so that class is not disrupted and the lesson gets taught. I'd say definatly talk with your teacher and see what the problem is. If it doesn't get resolved there then go to the principal and try to clear it up. Good luck and ask all the questions you need to-
@worthy (2413)
• India
26 Feb 07
A very good point there.I think sometimes the class does get disrupted because me and a few others ask a series of questions as one leads to the other.Yes,it happens sometimes and now in such a case I will ask her after class. Thanks for your good advice.
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25 Feb 07
What a strange teacher. How are you suppose to learn when you are not allowed to ask questions. I would laugh, but the sad thing is this happens alot in schools now. Does she do this to every student who asks a question?What is her job if she is not there to teach you. Its not about making her happy, its about her making you more knowledgeable. If you need clarification, then it is her job to provide you with it. She should be pleased you are interested and eager to learn. If I were you I would not stop asking questions, because at the end of the day, its your education at stake, not hers. Maybe you should speak to your parents and get them to go and see the Head and talk about this. I hope you can sort this out Good luck
@worthy (2413)
• India
26 Feb 07
Only a handful of students ask their doubts and her reaction is the same .one odd doubts here and there she answers nicely. My parents did talk to her but she looked very surprised and smilingly brushed off the whole situation as figment of my wrong perception and said it will be corrected. But the situation is still the same. As this is the last year of my school,my parents don't want to change the school.Instead they,specially my mom tries to help me out.
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• India
25 Feb 07
heyaaaaaa i never suggest that u shuld stop askin ur doubts.... itz a healthy habit which this present generation doesnt hav much.... so u just carry on with that and dont mind how ur teacher feels....... provided ur questions are reasonable.... one thing i like to say is that teachers shuld also respect the students as students respect their teachers. there shuld be a GIVE AND TAKE POLICY........ we arent nuts!!
@worthy (2413)
• India
26 Feb 07
There is no point in asking unreasonable question and annoy her further.Plus I feel it will take a lot of time and effort to think of an unreasonable question.lol.The doubts that I have, arise instantly as the subject matter progresses.
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• India
26 Feb 07
is it true dat ur teacher get irritated when u ask doubt..its very strange may he/she is not so confident about themselve.....its a good habit to ask doubts...dont stop them...keep it up
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@Bangalorean (1282)
• India
26 Feb 07
Maybe she doesnt want anyone interupt her in between her lectures. The best way out may be, you make a list of all your questions and then meet her privately after the school or class and get them clarified
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• India
26 Feb 07
hi friend, don't hesitate to ask questions... but don't ask silly questions, which irritates to her. u told that in u r class also so many gud students, so discuss u rself.it will help to u lot. if then aslo it not calirify , then go to u r teacher & ask u r doubt. all the best.
@wez8301 (66)
• India
26 Feb 07
there r some people who get annoyed while answering to some quetions thiis is not because they don't answers this is because they think that we r teasing them ,irritating them .4 u it's better to talk to her when she is alone so that she don't feel humilited & can understand u properly it will be better for u too not ask so much questions in the class , ask ur personal problems i.e. which r problem only 4 u not 4 the class,when she is in staff room & free she will definately understand u & respond u so well that u can't even htink abt it.
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
well, definitely don't stop... you are not doing anything wrong in asking questions and it is the teacher's job to answer the student's questions... if she gets irritated in answering your questions, she might be unprepared or doesn't have enough patience... if she keeps on doing that, you can report her to the principal because what she is doing is wrong... good luck...
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@shrekk (561)
• Pakistan
26 Feb 07
Your aim shouldnt be to make your teacher happy, my dear, cuz then she WOULD become happy while your concepts remain vague. Just try and take the principal into confidence about this and talk to her not angrily, but in a normal manner, lay out the facts before her. If this doesnt work, then its best to change your school depending on whetherthe other teachers are the same or no good luck!
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
27 Feb 07
that is the dumbest thing a teacher can do is when they get annoyed when students ask question, dont be afarid to keep on asking question, if he/she still do that, you should tell the priceple or someone, because no matter how much they feel annoyed they shouldnt beside they get pay for it, it is their job to answer your question and help you out, there alos there is no question is a stupid question neither
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@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Thankyou very much for the suggestion.I don't feel like taking the matter to the principal though.A counseller seems like a useful idea.
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@rushmee (605)
• India
26 Feb 07
ha ha ha... i find tat 1 funny.... u kn it happens.... ever at home, wen children r too inquisitive, we do get irritated... for that u need 2b more focused towards ur studies.. so dt, half of ur queries are answered by urself only... also try to b punctual, polite and prepared to school... try to be more attentive so that u understand ur teacher's point in the forst go!!!! best of luck....
@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Thanks.I'll do that.
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@Mainemom (47)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I would not stop asking questions, and I would also approach this with your parents, and see if they cannot step in on your feelings by talking with the teacher, this happened to my daughter in high school not long ago. and we stepped in and talked with the teacher via email and approached the Principal as well. We are very very communicative in our kids' schools as well as their lives for them, as no teacher should deny answers for their students questions, unfortunately it is happening, or explosions of anger from teachers are happening because of a few students in their class is out of turn, so the whole class must suffer. I have experienced this with our daughter as well and her teachers. Now the teachers are sort of walking on egg shells as to our daughter and treating her with a little more respect as well. Since we got involved. And she is getting a better education and the teachers are calming down some too as well. I wish you luck and hope that you can resolve this, your education is important, and should be important to your teacher, it sounds as though teacher needs to change careers. Or think of another line of employment, no question is minute or small. All questions should be answered. And considered in my opinion.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Ma'm,thanks for going at lenght and trying to understand my situation.Yuo have a keen observation ,maybe due to your daughter's experience.You are so right in mentioning the irresponsible behaviours of a few students resulting in aggrevating her irritaion.
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• India
26 Feb 07
Things to ask yourself. is your teacher annoyed only when you ask the questions... if yes then the problem is in you else its the teacher's problem
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@worthy (2413)
• India
27 Feb 07
Thanks.
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• China
26 Feb 07
There may be some reasons why your teacher gets annoyed when you ask her: 1. You ask too many questions 2. She doesnt know the answers 3. She is a narrow-minded person who refuses any comments from her students Ho... i had this kind of teacher last semester. My fren -who loved asking question- asked him several times. Until one day, he suddenly yelled at my fren. 'Are you idiot? You sit in the front row and you know nothing and you still ask me questions. My explanation is so clear.' Later on, my fren still asked him questions. Hohoho Ha... we didnt like the teacher. He told us to ask him questions, but when we did, he got mad... -crazy...- You are smart and you should ask if you dun understand... Gud LUck! ^o^v
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@worthy (2413)
• India
26 Feb 07
Lol.That was really wicked of your friend to unnecessarily pester his teacher with stupid questions.Lol.I don't think its right on student's part to do so.
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