• Can I get kicked out of school for telling everyone the principal’s brother committed suicide?

    She’s threatening to permanently expel me but she decided to tell me and it’s the truth so...
    She’s threatening to permanently expel me but she decided to tell me and it’s the truth so...
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Conflicted about becoming a teacher?

    Hello. I have a math degree and am planning on starting a program to become a high school mathematics teacher. This is because I like math and numbers, would like a job working with kids instead of sitting in front of a computer all day, would like to coach sports teams, and would love to have summers off. ... show more
    Hello. I have a math degree and am planning on starting a program to become a high school mathematics teacher. This is because I like math and numbers, would like a job working with kids instead of sitting in front of a computer all day, would like to coach sports teams, and would love to have summers off. However, I kind of believe that teaching math to high schoolers is pointless since they will likely never use the material being taught. I think teaching students how to think about the world in a mathematical way and the math of personal finance is important, but teaching algebra (ex. how to solve for x using the quadratic formula) and geometry (ex. how to use the pythagorean theorem) is completely pointless. And quite frankly I would feel guilty making them learn this stuff as I think it would be misleading to imply that they would ever need to know it. However, I would be required to teach this material as a math teacher. So my question is, what do you think I should do? Should I not become a high school teacher even though I think I would enjoy my life much more as one? Or should I become one since if I don't do it somebody else would anyway? Or should I consider teaching middle or elementary school (where I believe that the math taught IS in fact important). Anyway, I would just like some feedback on this issue.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Will my attendance policy encourage students to come to class, or will it encourage them to skip?

    I had a real hard time keeping my attendance up last semester. I had an atypical attendance policy of 20 points out of 100, which I thought was high. I guess maybe the students thought it was odd and didn't take me seriously henceforth (shrugs). This 20 points included in-class work and time on task. By... show more
    I had a real hard time keeping my attendance up last semester. I had an atypical attendance policy of 20 points out of 100, which I thought was high. I guess maybe the students thought it was odd and didn't take me seriously henceforth (shrugs). This 20 points included in-class work and time on task. By midterms, I was down to less than half the class showing up despite working on MML (online HW). It was ridiculous. I had to change my whole policy to avoid dropping everyone by the time finals came around, since everyone showed up for the final exam (as well as the other 3 exams). This semester I want to try something different. Every unexcused absence will result in a reduction of the maximum attainable grade. The class meets 32 times. 1 absence : max grade = 97 percent. 2 absences: max grade = 94 percent. 3 absences: max grade = 91 percent. etc... What do you think of this system? Do you think it is actually going to ENCOURAGE absences, because the student might think "oh, I can have 10 unexcused absences and still get a C in the class, so f* it"? Please help. FYI, I am sorta reconsidering my career, in care you're wondering.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • A teacher is bullying me at college?

    Best answer: report it.
    Best answer: report it.
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • I hate my job. What should I do?

    I am an 8th grade science teacher, I just started working at this school on Monday for the new semester because the other math teacher quit I guess. So I am the new teacher and I really hate this school. The reason I took this job is because I thought this would be a better opportunity because it's a charter... show more
    I am an 8th grade science teacher, I just started working at this school on Monday for the new semester because the other math teacher quit I guess. So I am the new teacher and I really hate this school. The reason I took this job is because I thought this would be a better opportunity because it's a charter school but I was wrong. My students don't like me. They say that they miss their old teacher and yesterday they were throwing carrots at my desk and they play music loud in class. I also don't like the principal at this school. I feel like she's against me. She doesn't like me. What should I do? Should I quit? Now I know exactly why their old teacher quit.
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Should all teachers be required to hold a teaching qualification?

    Doesn't this stop a lot of good applicants from being able to enter the profession?
    Doesn't this stop a lot of good applicants from being able to enter the profession?
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why do teachers have us do "where Im from" poems?

    I'm uncomfortable talking about my personal life and I don't want to share it with my class.
    I'm uncomfortable talking about my personal life and I don't want to share it with my class.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Has your teacher ever sweared before?

    I had heaps of teachers who say the "F" bomb and I usually laughed. What about your teachers. Have you had any teachers who swear and stuff. That's what I'm asking. Feel free to answer down below.
    I had heaps of teachers who say the "F" bomb and I usually laughed. What about your teachers. Have you had any teachers who swear and stuff. That's what I'm asking. Feel free to answer down below.
    11 answers · 7 days ago
  • I need help clarifying what my teacher said?

    Here is the email I sent her: Hi, I'm confused if the quizzes and the activities are part of the final grade because it doesn't say so in the syllabus. Are they part of the final grade and if so how many points are they? Thanks in advance. Here is the reply I got from the teacher: Welcome to the... show more
    Here is the email I sent her: Hi, I'm confused if the quizzes and the activities are part of the final grade because it doesn't say so in the syllabus. Are they part of the final grade and if so how many points are they? Thanks in advance. Here is the reply I got from the teacher: Welcome to the course. The Learning Application Activities are activities that support the learning process. If you were meeting in a live class type section. They are indirectly related to grades, like participation type points. Hope that helps. Is she saying that it is part of the final grade or not? The way she words it is kind of confusing.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do you think what my teacher did was wrong?

    so a student was eating his sandwhich during class and my teacher got so mad about that so he told the student to throw his food away in the trash when he only took like 2 bites.. the student told the teacher that he will just put it away and eat it during lunch time (lunch was in about 40 minutes) but the teacher... show more
    so a student was eating his sandwhich during class and my teacher got so mad about that so he told the student to throw his food away in the trash when he only took like 2 bites.. the student told the teacher that he will just put it away and eat it during lunch time (lunch was in about 40 minutes) but the teacher yelled "THROW YOUR FOOD AWAY NOW" again and again.. so the student was trying to tell him that he doesnt want to waste food, he wont have anything to eat during lunch, etc... but he did just end up throwing it away.. i hate wasting food and i agree, the teacher should have just let him simply put it away so he can eat it during lunch. also i dont know why he would get so extremely mad at someone for eating bc he was hungry.. i would not want to let my students starve.. but also there was this lady who was watching him teach so i think that is why he was extra mad?
    8 answers · 7 days ago
  • Please Help: Question About Grade?

    Hey! So 2nd semester just started for me. In Calculus, our teacher gave us a quiz today and its loterally the first week of school. It was 3 questions and I got 2 right. So I got a 2/3 which is a D. Because this was the 1st assignment of the semester, my whole grade is a D. And usually our quizes are worth like 10... show more
    Hey! So 2nd semester just started for me. In Calculus, our teacher gave us a quiz today and its loterally the first week of school. It was 3 questions and I got 2 right. So I got a 2/3 which is a D. Because this was the 1st assignment of the semester, my whole grade is a D. And usually our quizes are worth like 10 points and tests are like 15 points. So if I keep getting 100’s on every assignment and test, will my grade go up to an A?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Do teachers have lives outside of school?

    Is it all about grading papers and making harder tests or do they have friends and families like everyone else?
    Is it all about grading papers and making harder tests or do they have friends and families like everyone else?
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • How many teachers actually care?

    I don't think any of my teachers care. None of my teachers even try to talk to me ever and at the beginning of the year my teachers even said they'd rather not see students outside of school which leads me to believe they don't care about the students just the numbers and results
    I don't think any of my teachers care. None of my teachers even try to talk to me ever and at the beginning of the year my teachers even said they'd rather not see students outside of school which leads me to believe they don't care about the students just the numbers and results
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • A couple of friends of mine want (non English speakers) want me to give them an English course. Is there any available free books for that?

    I am a physics teacher so I know how to teach but the problem is I've never taught English as a second language before, so is there any free available curriculum or books that I can follow to teach them?
    I am a physics teacher so I know how to teach but the problem is I've never taught English as a second language before, so is there any free available curriculum or books that I can follow to teach them?
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why do jobs have so many requirements?

    Best answer: To make sure that qualified people get those jobs. The requirements to be a brain surgeon are rather stringent for the same reasons.
    Best answer: To make sure that qualified people get those jobs. The requirements to be a brain surgeon are rather stringent for the same reasons.
    5 answers · 1 week ago