I understand if a subject is difficult but any teacher that prides themselves on the number of students that fail their class is just a garbage teacher.
@jayne cobb, this was accurate for my business teacher. She would always boast that she would have a 100% pass rate for her students. Took A level business, there was 24 of us I think. By the end of that year there was 4 people left in that class. That was when I realised.
@jayne cobb, also garbage professors are those who “just don’t give As to anyone period”. Why would you intentionally sabotage someone’s GPA like that? If they earn an A give them an A if they deserve it. There are students who need to keep up As for their GPA to maintain scholarships and such. So I guess just fvck them then?
@the angry mail lady, had a teacher tell us once "No one gets A's in my class." Cool. You're a POS who has no idea what a GPA is and just want to be a dick and show us that you know more about this than we do. So glad this is a required course and that I'm paying you for this.
The teachers job is to impart lessons. If those lessons are lost on the students, it’s the teachers fault.
@I Are Lebo, one of my coworkers the other day told me back when she was in college, she had a professor who literally told them “if you have any questions just LOOK IT UP. Don’t come to me with questions.” Why do we even pay them?
@I Are Lebo, completely agree. I’ve taught at the college level and met professors who take their expertise too seriously. Material taught in my classes was practical and light on tests/quizzes as that’s not how students learn. Hands-on independent activities were more effective. Denying students materials they need or constantly testing them on concepts they do not understand is setting them up for failure.
@I Are Lebo, while that is mostly true, the teacher can only do so much. If the students are giving no effort to learn then there's not much a teacher can do to force them. Though it is the teachers responsibility to find and try new methods to engage their class if what they're doing doesn't get a response.
@I Are Lebo, studying biochem in college. We had 4 different professors. 1 for each quarter.
1st professor’s exam, average score was 38. He gave us all this lecture about how it’s not going to be easier, and it’s our fault.
Rest of the year, exam averages were all over 50.
First prof sucked at teaching. Everyone else made the subject understandable.
@Croagunktimes , imparting discipline is something else. Assuming there isn’t extenuating circumstances like development or behavioural disorders, if the class all fails, it’s the teacher’s fault.
Best thing I was ever told: “no such thing as an uninteresting topic, only uninterested people”
Teacher: if you get an answer wrong on a test that you feel you answered correctly you MUST come to me with your dispute immediately. Any dispute later than a week after the test will not be considered.
Me: Gets an answer wrong when I know for a fact I answered everything correctly.
Test: Doesn’t tell me which answer was incorrect so I can’t dispute it.
Sounds about right.
At my first teaching position, the remedial math course had about a 30% pass rate across all instructors, but it was never something anyone was proud of. There were reasons for it, and bad teaching (generally) wasn’t one of them. So it’s possible to have a low pass rate and still be a good teacher; however, I don’t think it’s possible to be proud of having a low pass rate and still be a good teacher.
Depends. Some school subjects are just very hard to understand and not relevant for most people, making them less inclined to study for them.
But there are also bad teachers
@Deadkizz, to me it depends on their tone. If they state that it's a difficult subject and many students fail because they don't study or seek tutoring services that many schools offer, that's one thing. But if they just pride themselves on the number of students that fail it's different. To me they seem like they're compensating for something by acting like their class is too "intelligent" for most people.
@jayne cobb, I think you’re exactly right. I figure most of these professors ARE actually intelligent and probably were bullied a lot in school so now this is their revenge or something? Now they get to be the bully?
I had a professor like this and earned an A on a test. This a-hole then proceeds to tell everyone this and that since he grades on a curve I'm the only one who will get an A and basically everyone else gets a C or worse. Nothing like having the contempt of 100+ other people that you have to spend the rest of the semester with.
The problem is, professors are not trained teachers. They know their subject but receive no instruction on how to teach, grade, etc
How abouts whats the point of learning it if in the human world no of that matters. Ethics yeah out the window. Proper procedures out the window. All to save manoney. And to the wall.... swet drippin down..