This may come as a surprise to you, but not every kid loves school.
I know, I’ll give you a minute.
Not only that, but some don’t really pay attention when teachers are explaining assignments, answering other students’ questions, or generally speaking words about anything at all. It’s quite frustrating as the teacher, but even more frustrating is when our students ask those questions.
You know, those questions that basically say, “I’m going to half-ass this and I need your approval.”
Those questions that mean, “I may try and cheat on this, and I need you to ignore that fact.”
Those questions that translate into, “What is the least amount of work I can do and still pass?”
Every teacher will tell you that when a student interrupts a lesson with, “Is this going to be on the test?” a very real urge to throw a desk comes upon him. “Are we doing anything today?” is another one that makes me stabby. Some questions are relative to certain disciplines. For example, my math teacher husband’s blood pressure goes through the roof when his students continually ask if they have to show their work.
English teachers have their own set of student questions that drive us to drink (coffee, of course); among them: “How long does this have to be?” when asked within the first six seconds of being given a writing assignment. For 10 more questions students should NEVER ask their English teachers, click HERE or the graphic below!