I am graduating and I have had almost a dozen teachers, over the last 6 semesters of school.
I had one teacher at the beginning of this rotation who was UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just the tone of voice, the lack of facial expression, and condescending attitude makes me cringe!!!!!
I was lucky to have lost her as a teacher by fluke, they put me in another group, (for other reasons...administration).
I was not sleeping ever, cause I was treading the time I would be in contact with her. I had nausea all the time.
She was this way with everyone, even other teachers have "issues" with her.
She has made all 7 of us (from that group) cry......she simply had knowledge, was well educated, but had no people skills.
Students do not learn in those conditions!
Due to her hardened personality, she in consequence made me want to show her.....her hurtful ways did NOT get to me. I was not myself, and yes they did get to me.
She asked me why I was "defensive" all the time, another attack......I am not a defensive person, Maybe I felt that I had to defend my rationales, because she was big on misinterpreting. It felt like she didn't believe anything I said. For example, I would explain procedures to my patient, she would then walk in.....I would start procedure and in front of the patient, say "Don't you have to explain what you are doing????" in a nasty tone of voice. (patient who doesn't talk much). When telling her, I already did explain....it seemed like I was covering up my mistake, since she didn't seem to believe me. (non verbal communication).
I am sure 1 or 2 out of my old group may have failed.
Today was the last day, The new teacher that I ended up getting was the complete opposite.
I passed my rotation and don't have to deal with that rotten teacher ever again.....(in clinical). We need to feel free to ask questions and not be scared of self esteem harm, good teachers are the ones that want to help and are patient and have proper guidance.
I have had some really good teachers and some TERRIBLE ones, but thank God, I had more good than bad. Teachers have different approaches.......and some work better on some students than others.
Cheers to all the good teachers out there!!