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  • Cyanea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1175

    • September 04, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
    • Las Vegas

Now that you are teaching, and realize how difficult it can be to have to control and be responsible for dozens of schoolkids, has it made you reflect on your own behavior when you were the same age?

In particular, do you feel remorse at the hard time you used to give your own teachers?
Catch my drift?


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 806

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Tampa, FL
Re: Do you feel remorse for the way you used to misbehave as a student?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 02:33:35 am »
Probably the worst thing I ever did as a student was swap names with a friend when we had a substitute. Everyone jokingly went along with it, but the problem came when he left for the restroom, and a pass came from the front office calling him (AKA me) to go there. I took the pass and just stood there awkwardly as everyone stared at me like "What're you gonna do?" Fortunately my friend came back from the restroom just in time for me to try and stealthily hand off the pass to him, saying "You need to go to the office!" The substitute saw what was happening and told him "You shouldn't take things that don't belong to you." Some classmates laughed, and I tried to explain it to her. "You've got it all wrong! I'm (my name) and HE'S (his name)!" At that point she told us "Oh no, I'm not falling for that one!" Classroom erupts into hysterical laughter.

So yeah, that's honestly the worst thing I've done and I would hardly consider having remorse given that it really wasn't that bad. That sub came back a few times, and she didn't trust us since!

Also, it might be hard to answer this thread honestly, since a lot of things we do as kids might not be seen as bad in our own eyes at the time, and we'd probably forget about them.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 02:35:32 am by JVPrice »
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  • 303lmc
  • Adventurer

    • 69

    • March 05, 2019, 05:23:12 pm
    • Gwangju
Re: Do you feel remorse for the way you used to misbehave as a student?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 07:42:17 am »
yes. I was a terror to  an English teacher in French class. eventually she just ignored us and went on with class, which is really all you can do. but man, we frustrated that woman. I wouldn't be surprised if she went back home and or quit teaching


  • stoat
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Do you feel remorse for the way you used to misbehave as a student?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 08:17:18 am »
Actually teaching has made me reflect more on my teachers' behaviour. I went to a school where discipline wasn't a real problem but a lot of the teachers were definitely slackers. Turning up late, forgetting to correct and hand back homework, getting students to silently copy out of the text book etc.


Re: Do you feel remorse for the way you used to misbehave as a student?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 10:32:30 am »
It has definitely made me appreciate what my teachers did, now that I'm a teacher myself.  I understand that class material doesn't just appear out of nowhere, you actually have to make it and plan for yourself.  I used to think that teachers got lesson plans given to them with all the material pre-made.

I do remember one time asking my psychology teacher for some extra reading material because I was really interested in what we had been studying.  Looking back she must have thought "God, just leave me alone, I don't need any extra work"  :laugh:


Re: Do you feel remorse for the way you used to misbehave as a student?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 07:42:56 pm »
I didn't misbehave too much cause getting a phone call home to my mom would've scared the hell out of me. I do however respect a teacher's job so much more since becoming one. There are days I come home tired and I'm just a NET in Korea. Back home I'd have to submit lesson plans early, probably teach more than 4 classes a day, manage a class by myself, etc...


Re: Do you feel remorse for the way you used to misbehave as a student?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:51:17 am »
Telling my life story here lol, but TLDR: I've always respected teachers, but after becoming one myself the respect just grew.

Growing up in an immigrant household, my parents valued education. As the oldest child, a lot of pressure was put on me to do well in everything as well.

I always had high respect toward teachers, even the "lazy" ones. Honestly in high school, I've noticed that when you show interest in what they're attempting to teach, they put more effort and interest in teaching.

I majored in Biology with the goal of going to Medical school (we know how well that went lol). Afterwards, I got a job as a preschool teacher. My appreciation for teachers grew ten fold starting then Lol.