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In sixth grade my math teacher insisted that instead of saying "Eleven point one two five", we have to say "Eleven and one hundred twenty five one thousandths". It's the only time in my life I've ever heard anyone use that terminology for basic decimals.

Another time in 12th grade spanish class we had to write an entire story in spanish using like, 50 instances of subjunctive tense verbs. That wasn't the stupid thing though, we actually had to illustrate the story as well, and she showed us an example story about penguins from a previous class. But after weeks of painstaking work, she told me my illustrations (which took 90% of the time I spent on it) could not be graded because they weren't colored in. Obviously the example story wasn't colored in because of the penguins. So with the illustrations counting for 50% of the assignment, I had to stay after school and color in every last page or fail the assignment for SPANISH class.


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They gave me homework.  The assholes.  I can't even believe the nerve of these people.


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>could not be graded because they weren't colored in

Think I remember being made to color in the white areas with a white crayon.  Also, we had to go over the black lines with a black crayon.  I remember asking why, and was told 'that's what the lines are for' or something.  I mean, looking back, I suppose it was to develop motor skills.

In college, an instructor made us type C++ code verbatim from the textbook for assignments.  Should have tried an OCR, but I suppose that would have been cheating.

Ah, well.  No more controlling teachers for me; I'm done.  Or at least as done as I'm going to be.


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Group  projects will always have a special hell in my heart.

Oh don't get me started. Whats even worse is they have the nerve to give you homework with every new lesson.
Isn't my classwork good enough?


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The Math Teachers I had in my school life they gave me the reason of hating maths so much plus I'm terrible in this subject

2 + 2 = Fish


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Right before graduating from school on the last year, some guys in my classroom startes spreading rumours that I was scoring a certain girl from another class.
It seemed silly at first, but the thing got so out of hand, so quickly, that in the very same day that the rumours began, the teachers sent me to the school counselor's room alone, and the counselor advised and demanded me to apologize to the girl, since she was a very reserved and shy person.

So yes, I went and apologized for something I didn't do and didn't began, because somebody thought it would be fun to start these rumours.

Other than that, I did had to stand in front of class and hold a drawing on paperboard whilist I had the most raging morning wood of all my life. I tried to refuse getting up from my chair, but it was no use, the teacher demanded me to go along with my classmates and humiliate myself with a magical stick almost coming out from my pants.
That one doesn't really counts however, because the teacher was unaware of the alarming conditions going on inside my pants at that time.


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"'How can I help it?' he blubbered. 'How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.'

'Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.'"


…it comes with practice.


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Group projects and forced tutoring. Not me getting tutored but me and my entire class having to lose a class a week and be tutors for other classes.


Other than silly touchy feely self reflection pieces and junk like that I can't think of anything too bad.


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and dedication?


>>517275  and rats


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>>517280 flower's was a 1984 reference
as was mine


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I see.


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Aside from the classics of routinely punishing me for daring to react to being viciously bullied on a daily basis, I don't remember a lot from the actual lessons themselves that were really beyond stupid. It was mostly pretty standard stuff. The one "stupid" thing I can remember wasn't really a bad teaching method per se… my teacher just hadn't really thought it through. It's really more of a funny anecdote.

In about 8th grade, we were about to have sex ed. This is a much more relaxed topic in Denmark, so no immediate issue there. My teacher at the time was a bit of a former hippie, so rather than do a lecture or a strict lesson plan, she decided to go about it a particular way. She split the class up by boys and girls and basically  decided that one group went into this other room to watch an old instructional video, and the other stays in the classroom and can just freely ask me any questions that I will answer.

A good idea in theory. But what do you think happens when you leave a bunch of 14-year old boys alone with the VCR in a nearby classroom for an hour, when they KNOW this is gonna happen?

Sure enough: Someone brought a VHS tape with porn he had recorded the day before. So the second she was out of the room and had started the tape, out the instructional video went and in went the porn.

It was probably the LEAST arousing situation I have ever fucking been in.

We weren't found out.



That's probably the most pointless one I've heard. unfortunately I don't even remember anything from my school years, that shit's behind me now.


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The porn was pretty awful to boot.


So you never got sex educated, then.


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Furry friends can help with our learning, yes.  They can even help us to love…correctly.  :)


Yeah, just read it recently.  Not generally much of a reader, but I spend a lot of time on a bus.

>LEAST arousing situation

Sounds like more adolescent rebellion.  I do think there's some educational value in porn, though, although at what age someone is prepared to be able to learn is not for me to say.

Actually reminds me, we had a priest come over once, and my little brother was going through a phase of interest in anatomy, so my sister and I thought it would be good to clandestinely suggest our little brother demonstrate his knowledge of the sexual parts to father.


Sure we did. This wasn't the only lesson, and there was still rotation so we could just ask questions.

Sides, this was an old instructional video called "Sex and Cigarettes". the odds that it actually said anything a bunch of 14-year olds hadn't already found out don't seem that high.

There was none here. It was from a cheap semi-local channel that used to show really bad porn at like 3 AM. I remember staying up to watch it one time and being beyond disappointed at just how lame it was.

Haha, oh wow.


Sex Ed wasn't a required class in my high school, so I don't think I ever took it.


>>517294 they're real eye openers, aren't they?


The only other "dumb thing" I can think of is less of doing something completely ridicilous and more of being extremely nonpractical.

My 7th grade music teacher got the bright idea that we had to watch Amadeus. Which is a good idea and a great movie, by the way.

The thing is we had ONE music lesson a week. A lesson was usually 45-50 minutes long. And each lesson we had to spend time going off to get the fucking TV, drag it into the classroom, hook it up, start the movie and fast forward to wherever we'd ended it at last time.

Amadeus is 2 hours and 40 minutes long. You do the math.

Same teacher did the same thing in Religion class when she showed us Passion of the Christ. On the other hand, she DID use these thigns to give us challenging and thoughtful assignments - with that last one, she wanted us to consider and report on what we think the movie might have done differently if created by people from different religious groups, for instance.


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Yeah, we were sorta brats sometimes.  Maybe all kids are to a degree.

Yeah.  Wonder what my Room 101 would be.  I like rodents, so that's out.  Of course, there's boilerplate stuff, but I can't think what would be my peculiar fear.


>>517304 do you like rodents eating your face though?


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Well no, but tissue damage is a standard aversion.

Not that I would stand up under standard torture.  I am…a wimp.


Can I write it down as dumb that a teacher I had gave you 4 pages to fill when you forgot a note/text book or forgot to bring back a test signed?
With a promise for double if you forgot again.

Only punishment I ever got in school and that class terrified me because of it.


>>517310 nothing wrong with that, few people could


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I forgot a lot of stuff.  That would have been a bad rule.  Usually had to be exposed to some kind of group shame.  "If you can't remember X, how will you remember to do your taxes when you're an adult!"  *shrug* Somehow I've managed, I guess.

If that was your only punishment, seems you did OK with school, though.  Suppose I did, too, to a point.


>Dumbest things your teachers made you do
Go to school for the majority of my childhood.


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If my teachers made me do something I thought was pointless I would flat out tell them I wasn't going to do it.

Our P.E. teacher was stubborn though. We had to run a mile as a class. I straight up told him in the beginning, 'Give me an F on this, cause I'm not doing it.'

Of course, he forced me to do it anyway. I finished in about an hour and 15 minutes. It was a 45 minute class.

Most of my teachers learned quickly not to fuck with me, because I was not likely to take their shit.

One of my teachers once asked me why I never did my homework. I asked her, "Can I sleep in your class?" she then said, "No, of course not." and I replied, "Well, if I can't do here what I do at home, why do you expect me to do at home what I do here?"


Life would be better if you could sit on your ass playing video games and watching animes all day everyday.

Working is for chumps.


As a person on summer break I can confirm.

Life is so much better.

it's actually hell, I have no identity outside of work


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My sociology teacher in high school gave me detention because I wrote down the grade I got for a test so I would remember it.

When I asked her why, she said I was "undermining her authority".


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what in hells name?

That's just… incorrect


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Well, she wasn't exactly a stable type. She once started hysterically screaming at one of my classmates because he was talking in class, and she once broke a wooden ruler by smashing it into the blackboard. Not because somebody did something wrong, but because she wanted to let us know that class was starting.

I have no idea why she stayed employed for as long as she did, but last I heard she finally got fired for public displays of misandry against male students. Imagine my shock.


It's always the sociology teachers…

actually all my teachers in the humanities were god-tier, though. Especially my ancient greek history teacher. He was the bee's knees and a super cool dude.


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Bleh. I had like two cool teachers throughout all of High School, but both of them got fired in one year. Granted, one of them didn't teach us anything, but the other was just fine. I never learned why he got fired.


maybe it was a sociological experiment


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my math teacher gave me marshmallows, but only for a project and i couldn't eat any of them

she shoulda told me that before i ate them…


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Isn't "social experiment" the go-to excuse for poorly trying to justify being a bad person? I've seen that more than once with youtubers.


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The difference is whether or not you take notes.

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