Pet Peeves: LHS Teachers share what bothers them

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Pet Peeves: LHS Teachers share what bothers them

Math teacher Seth Barnes gives students instructions during class. Photo by Maicee Ingwerson

Math teacher Seth Barnes gives students instructions during class. Photo by Maicee Ingwerson

Math teacher Seth Barnes gives students instructions during class. Photo by Maicee Ingwerson

Math teacher Seth Barnes gives students instructions during class. Photo by Maicee Ingwerson

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Maicee Ingwerson – FEATURE

At some point or another, school has been at the heart of a deep-seated annoyance for everyone. However, what you may not think about is that this is true for teachers as well. Have you ever wondered what you do which annoys your teachers? Well, I decided to find out what it is that bothers our teachers around Lincoln High.

English Teacher Dan Bax

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

“Students who think they are “above the rules” or “above what is being asked of them.”

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students that is specific to the subject you teach?

“When students don’t realize that they need to complete assigned homework, as well as in-class work, to be successful. If I assign reading, it’s not because I want to eat up your entire evening or weekend with homework. I assign that because it’s important information for the class that you will need at a later time.”

 

 

Math Teacher Seth Barnes

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

“My biggest pet peeve is when students don’t understand something because they weren’t listening, ask a question about what they didn’t understand because they weren’t listening, and then don’t listen to my explanation of what they didn’t understand because they weren’t listening.”

What is your biggest pet peeve about school in general? (Not necessarily dealing with students.)

“When students and/or adults don’t treat each other with respect. We all have so much to learn from each other and the goal of bettering individual lives and society overall is best achieved when we all try to work together.”

 

 

Business Teacher Kim Pickering

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

Attendance issues – whether it be skipping class or coming in tardy. Then asking, “what can I do to improve my grade?”

What is your biggest pet peeve about school in general? (Not necessarily dealing with students.)

The “hoops” you have to jump through to get permission to use a really great website that is great to engage students.There are times that we wait 6 months or more to find out if we can get permission. Often times it is denied. Then there are others we are required to use that are far from what I would consider engaging for students.

 

 

Science Teacher Michelle Sjuts

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

1) Sometimes students do not understand the potential they have in school and in life.  Sometimes they underestimate the amazing impact they can have on their community.  2) Sometimes students don’t take responsibility for their actions (lack of preparedness, effort, etc).

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students that is specific to the subject classes you teach?

1) When students do not come to class prepared (ex: having read the assigned text, having attempted/completed the assignment).  2) When students do not come to class on time (2nd period especially) or at all.

 

 

English Teacher Justin Holbein

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

“The use of Personal Electronic Devices in classrooms.”

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students that is specific to the subject you teach?

“Not being prepared for class or late work.  Procrastination!”

What is your biggest pet peeve about school in general? (Not necessarily dealing with students.)

“Students wandering in the hallways during school hours without supervision, passes or a place to go and no consequences from administration.”

 

 

World Language Teacher Mariah Wailes

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

“Being interrupted while giving instructions– it makes me lose my train of thought and throws off the class.”

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students that is specific to the subject you teach?

“Adding an “o” to the end of every word to makeo ito Spanisho. That’s not how it works.”

What is your biggest pet peeve about school in general? (Not necessarily dealing with students.)

“Cell phones. Keep them away!”

 

 

Social Studies Teacher Nancy Grant-Colson

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students in general?

“Seriously, when I see students who don’t practice the simplest task of placing paper, or an empty can, or plastic bottle in the recycling bin.”

What is your biggest pet peeve caused by students that is specific to the subject you teach?

“Lack of curiosity about the world around them.”

What is your biggest pet peeve about school in general? (Not        necessarily dealing with students.)

“Equity issues and the myth that each and every student has “equal opportunities.”