People Describe The Worst Teacher They Ever Had
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A school is supposed to be a place for educating and care for children.


Supposed to doesn't always mean that's a guarantee, as anyone who's been through the public school system can attest to. Teachers act as the center pole to a child's experience, guiding them to a positive learning experience. However, not every educator does a good job, leaving a bad taste in students' mouths.

Reddit user, u/IllustriousManner100, wanted to hear about who you remember hating the most when they asked:

What was the worst teacher you ever had?

Probably Shouldn't Be Around Kids Anymore

There's telltale signs when a person most likely shouldn't be around children. The following stories are those educators who should maybe consider a job doing something else. ​

Unable To Keep Her True Thoughts Together

The one at a private school who broke down crying yelling "You're all f-ck-ups!" to the class and stormed out.

She was hired just out of college and didn't last long.

dougiebgood

Silly Rules Which Benefit No One

A 6th grade teacher.

She was very mean to all the students and not just from our perspective. She was very particular about how things were done and in many ways it was unfair.

Example:

We were not allowed to take our sheets out of the three ring binder to write on them. The problem is, I'm left handed, so the rings were in the way of my hand and then she would yell at me for my handwriting.

AntiqueStatus

Taking Personal Issues Into The Classroom Way Too Far

Had this one teacher who'd hit me for almost no reason. Found out years later she had problems with my mum at the time

tattooedbutemployed

Wait why didn't your mom file a lawsuit because of this?

Yung_Mulann365

This was pretty normal where I grew up. (Really small Pacific island, rather not say exactly) Disciplining your kids in and out of the house was normal. Like every morning all us kids had to line up in front of the classroom with our hands out. If our fingernails were too long or dirty, you get hit with ruler.

tattooedbutemployed

Enacting Improper Teaching Procedures

Becoming a decent teacher means taking hours of training, attending professional development classes, and doing everything you can to try to perfect your craft.

Or you might encounter one of these individuals leading a class with their less than stellar skills.

Classic Awful Behavior

Ms C, sixth grade.

She would frequently body shame kids she didn't like and she was racist AF I was the only Asian in class and she would openly say things like, "what breed of dogs do you think is the delicious-est?" There was only one white kid in class and whenever he did something kinda dumb, she'd say, "What a white person thing to do."

She had no respect for other people's privacy and would openly announce grades. There was a dyslexic student who got poor grades and she would mock her for that.

She would never actually teach the class, she'd literally just rant about her life. She'd gossip about the other teachers and she was just a b-tch.

Did I mention she was a toxic feminist with a hatred for men?

PuppyCumMeowMeow

Little Reason For Choices

Social Studies teacher in 6th grade. I worked incredibly hard on a project for National History Day and she pulled me aside, threw it in the trash and said she'd be ashamed to put her name on it. Still makes me mad to this day.

SnugBear

Inappropriate Disciplinary Behavior

Had a woodworking teacher that used to lock disruptive students in a closet/room. Think he got fired for locking a girl in there.

Also had a teacher in primary school that whacked the class clown over the head with one of those old wooden 1m rulers and It snapped

Existing_Lettuce_639

Being Too Much Of A Creeper

Then there's those teachers we've encountered who...

Well, just take a look.

Maybe Don't Talk About Boys' Willys?

Mrs. Thomson, fourth grade. She was a Brit who was always going on about how boys shouldn't let their "willy" do the thinking. I didnt even know what a "willy" was.

ChaseDonovan

What A Jerk

My History teacher in 9th grade. 1970's style, grey chest pubes popping out of his shirt with a gold necklace entangled in them. well over the line of obese but still not waddling. This was right after 9/11, so we all had to wear IDs around our necks and he'd always stare at girls' boobs saying he was checking ID. He used to give me detention if I walked in the class when the bell was ringing, but if anyone showed up after me it was fine. Made it a point to give me a hard time and belittle me in class, and I even had a meeting about it with him with out principal. Nothing happened of course because he'd been working there for 20 years.

mmm-pistol-whip

Wait Until Your Personal Time

The one who got sacked for watching porn in his lunch break at school

CupperT2

Being a teacher should be something you don't go into lightly. It's a meaningful career, with an impact you'll never be able to fully measure.

Don't be a jerk.

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