Have you ever been afraid of your teacher?

@ryheanne (222)
South Korea
October 8, 2009 6:07am CST
Way back to old school days, it seems that in our batch we are all afraid to our teacher, it is not because they look like monster. We are afraid because if we done something wrong, it will de deducted to our grades and that's we don't want us student. When our teacher already had a big voice we are going to be silent and no more complaints, we also make sure that we don't hurt our teacher in terms of reasoning so much or not listening to them because again of grades. But now most student did not mind their teacher, my cousin is a teacher and she said it is very hard to understand her students tuntrums. They were not afraid of their teacher, they reasoned so much.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I had this one professor in college, who I was really really afraid of.. He was really a terror, very strict, and sometimes he tends to embarass students. I remember one time, we had a group report, and one of my groupmates decided that she could just copy what was written in the book and put it in the report.. when my prof saw it, he was super angry and he tore our report into pieces... I was so shocked, and was so angry at my groupmate.. After that I was really obedient when that prof is around. I think I got traumatized by the exeperience.
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
terror teachers would really make a mark with you.. I don't know if that's really a good or a bad thing.. specially when you have been traumatized at a very young age.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
9 Oct 09
Wow, that's a vey terror teacher.,myself I cannot forgot when I was in Preparatory level, I am 5 years old I guess. Our teacher belongs to third gender I am submitting my drawing for him to check, but he get mad with my noisy classmates I was shocked when he threw my paper on the floor and I cannot really forgot that incident.
@cutex87 (78)
• Indonesia
11 Oct 09
yup... I ever afraid my religion teacher in my elementary school. It is because her face is like an actor who played a film that I ever seen. the actor was play as an murderer. So if I saw him... i remember anout the murderer.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
19 Oct 09
That's pretty funny,...:)
9 Oct 09
i'm always afraid of my teacher because they are the ones making my grade. if ever i will not please them it might reflect on my grade.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
9 Oct 09
That's what I hate, they control students by telling them to give minuses. You know I am kind of student who have a lot reasons, when I was in high school I just keep my reasons on me but when I reached college I really reasoned out to one of my teacher, he is so I can't explain his traits. He will gave us assignment (college students) of course because it is research in the internet it is possible that all of you had the same research or many of you, he check the assignment one by one alphabetically, he only gave two grades 100 and 60, so if your assignment were the same of the first assignment he checked you have 60 automatically. I told him he is unfair, what if those first student just copied their assignment to us. they're 100 and we are 60? I also told him to change his basis and grading, my teacher told me "Not to teach him, wait for my turn to be a teacher" I replied silently I will not be a teacher, I did not know that he has a sharp memory. Since then, I feel he had a hot blood for me, that's why I was afraid that he will magic my grades.
8 Oct 09
Yes. I once had a teacher in primary grade that I am really afraid. She is like a monster, not that she looks-like. But she really scares me. It is because she has a really bog voice and she calls you in class randomly and asks you questions that no one can really know the answer. Remembering it can just make me laugh.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
9 Oct 09
That's what student's life hate, surprise recitations!
• United States
8 Oct 09
Having attended a Catholic grade school, yes. Not afraid a potential physical situation, but a mental one. Some of the teachers (nuns) early on were very intimidating. I had a teacher in second grade that was just plain mean so you had to be afraid of what she might say or how she might react. In college I had a 26 year old professor who had a PhD. He taught so far over our heads and that was intimidating as well. A very interesting topic indeed as teachers play a huge role in how we develop and interpret things.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
9 Oct 09
I also heard from my old classmates who study to private schools in their grade school that nuns were strict especially those foreign nuns,
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
not at all. joke. i was just kidding.. you know what, i'd be better scared of nuns.. they're unpredictable.. :)
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
9 Oct 09
I guess so, because some nuns were silent type. You know we as a student we a kind sheep inside the classroom but outside we are speaking what we have in our mind. Reasoning behind the teacher's back because we cannot express it, afraid for minus., i just don't know why they included character in the grading system.
@vicky30 (4766)
• India
16 Apr 10
Yes i have been afraid of my teacher.I used to have a PT teacher in school.She used to beat everyone in a very rough way.I was so scared of her.Once she called me in the front and spoke to me nicely.Then one day during exercise time she bate me nicely.Even i had some teachers who would send us directly to the principals office.I used to be very scared of those teachers.
• India
8 Oct 09
yes , when i used to be in school i was really scared of my teacher so i used to complete my homework daily and go to school and the day when i had not done my homework i used to avoid going school with some fake reasons.... but ever since i been in college i dont care what the teacher says....
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
8 Oct 09
Thanks for sharing, that was I thought too when you were still on grade school, and middle school., but in our case even college days we are still afraid of our teachers because they will tell us "I will give you minus 1 or so on.."
8 Oct 09
Yes, I have. It takes me back to the time when I sat down in class, I think it was around my 2nd grade. We had a teacher, female teacher, and she sometimes got angry for nothing at all. She looked like an antagonist role on horror movie and a lot of students were scared, just because of her. And I think it was not good for elementary students to have a teacher such as her. Everytime we made a mistake she even 'little-punched' the guilty party, in front of all students. But the last thing I heard from her was she got fired from her job (which was elementary school teacher) because fought with another teacher and polive even involved. LOL!
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
9 Oct 09
I am thinking, is it possible that our teacher on grade school were really harsh because we are hard headed as a kid?
@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
11 Oct 09
I was afraid of my Latin teacher when I went to high school. He had a very unpleasant personality, he often yelled at us if we made mistakes, and he liked to humiliate us and make fun of us in front of the rest of the class. Everyone was afraid of him, and in the break before the Latin class everyone spent the time on studying. Even though we had already done out homework we all wanted to study one more time. He was very good at Latin (and other languages), but he wasn't a good teacher, and I especially didn't like the way he made fun of us.
@daliaj (5674)
• India
8 Oct 09
I was afraid of my Math teacher when I was in college. She was runde to me because I appeard as a lazy student in my class. But, I always studied after going home and got good marks for all my exams. I never got recognition when I was in college. Once I forgot to bring the class note and she made me stand for an hour. She asked me infront of all the students that how can I remember to put lipstick, but forget to bring note book.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
8 Oct 09
You have great experienced with your Math teacher, the last time I remember that my teacher ask me and my 2 classmates to stand in front of class was when I am in Grade 2, talkative award! LOL!
@nagikka (407)
• Italy
18 Oct 09
Humm I've been afraid of the fact that If I get too nervous while standing in front of a teacher (If she/he is testing me) I tend to pass out and it's terrible. So yeah I'm afraid of passing out in front of a teacher and the class, but teacher themselves don't scare me. Just think that right now I like one of them and he's so older than me lol
@gohigh00 (65)
• China
8 Oct 09
When I was a little girl, I was really afraid of my teacher. Even in our class, most of the kids were more afraid of their teachers than their parents. Sometime when children do not listen to their parents, parents will say:"if you don't listen to me, I will tell your teacher about this things! He will critise you." Then the kid will mind much better. To some extent, it's a stange phenomeno. The reasons I can think about,are that,teachers are more severer than parents. Sometimes, teacher means power, a kind of strange power in children's mind. If any one of us do something wrong, teacher will criticize the kid in the class. All the kids are there, it's really embarassed to be criticized.But when kids grow up, we will neven be afraid of our teacher, we treat teacher more like a friend. Nowadays, kid are never afraid their teacher, one reason is that all the kids are more open than the kids of oldtimes. An other reason is that, the respect for the teachers are not so much as before I think.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
8 Oct 09
You are right, you have a nice thought.
• India
11 Oct 09
One who works hard in his school days, can never become a teacher as he cannot know how to play in the class with teacher. the other one who was a trendsetter in playing with teacher will be able to handle students as a teacher very effectively. so u need to be part of students mindset as teacher... Let me suggest ur cousin, 1. teacher shud always dominate in the class. nowhere we shud be in their hands. 2. teacher shud make students think dat teacher knows more about the subject than them. 3.teacher shud hav eye contact on every student even they try to hide behind their front seats. 4.teacher shud not at all allow discussions among students in the class. If u maintain these primary things in a class the whole class will be in our grip. I suggest u these vth my xperience but iam sure wat i said. Plz Plz try to do it & let me know the reaction even +ve or -ve.... thank you
• India
8 Oct 09
I use to feel afraid of my teacher whenever i use to forget my books at home.My teacher use to punish by sending us out of the class and i never like to stand out of the class because i was a very good student but a punishment is a punishment for everyone.
@May2k8 (18148)
• Indonesia
8 Oct 09
I'm afraid the English teacher, because if we have wrong to talk our head will be their subject. Not only that, our hand also being their subject if we are wrong to write a sentence. But, I think they have a reason for doing that things.
• India
8 Oct 09
ya i was afraid of my anil rai sir he used to lift students from their hair he lifted my friend , he was a skinny guy he was a feet above the ground we all were scared of him he looked odd , had a french beard and was like a bull
@anurag3786 (6267)
• India
10 Oct 09
yes i always afraid to my teacher..because i respect's them.. so i afraid of them..but i afraid to my chemistry teacher..who had..punished me many times.. because..i make some guilty during chemistry practical.. so it was my fault.. and they punished me.. so i very afraid of them...
@Venus914 (33)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Im only afraid of my teachers/professors if i didnt make my assignments/homeworks. Otherwise, no because im fairly a problem-free student. I do not like to be in trouble and i happen to respect authority. So there.
• Spain
9 Oct 09
I've always been afraid to my teachers. Since my mother and aunt were teachers, I think a stigma was left in my head and have always thought that they teachers are our second mother. Which I think is probably true since I've been treated very good by my teachers. I think that nowadays, parents are giving too much love on their children that's why they become hardheaded and this resort to a discipline problem at school.