Can a teacher do this? - page 7

Ok so I had a midterm yesterday. I have been studying for a little over two weeks straight for this example. I would go over the material she has posted online (she likes to do everything on power... Read More

  1. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    It isn't just about "getting your money's worth" or "they WORK for me, therefore..."

    You are not at Walmart nor are your classes bluelight specials at K Mart.

    You aren't at a Vo-Tech school either. You're in college. Your instructor or professor has the "right" because of something called "academic freedom" to teach using a style and by emphasizing the material he or she feels is the most vital. They really do not have the time to talk in class about EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY thing that will
    or even might be on an exam. For the first twelve years of education, teachers must teach toward performance tests by school board order, but not in college.

    Becoming responsible for much of your own learning is a huge change and can also be scary at times. If your instructor truly will not help you during office hours, go talk to your dept. chair or the dean. If enough students do that, I'll bet you'll see a change.
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  2. Visit  gummi bear profile page
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    however, crappy teachers do exist.
  3. Visit  newhospicern profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    It isn't just about "getting your money's worth" or "they WORK for me, therefore..."

    You are not at Walmart nor are your classes bluelight specials at K Mart.
    I'm sorry but I don't think we should expect to throw thousands of dollars at a class we are REQUIRED to attend and have a teacher read power points to us. You're right, this is college, not kindergarten, we don't need the teacher to read to us!!!

    We are paying them to teach. We should have the right to expect to get taught in return. Yes, it is our job to study and learn how to apply what we are taught-- but we need to be taught it first.
  4. Visit  Dezy profile page
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    Wow I'm surprised this thread got so long.I'm also surprised that this is subject some people have to argue about. Lik, in my head, You pay good money for something, your entitled to it. To be tought and educated to the best of the teathers abilities. What good is it, going to a upposedly good school if your actually NOT getting a good education... just the name of the school. People on here that are just diving in without reading or have only read my first post are seeming to understand that I had studied for over 12 days for that midterm. I used the material she gave me. I did go over the txt book but im realizing now it asnt enough. I don't feel like the students of this class have been put in a situation for us to be successful. If im not even pointed in the right direction for godsake, how the hell does anyone learn anything??? Another, I love this forum, I tthink it can be a great place to go to, but I'm shocked and appauled at the attitudes of some people on this board. I mean... f all the human being on the planet a nurse should be understanding. I'm not asking to be babied like some people think on here. I figured this was a safe haven to go to about a problem that I assumed all nurses have shared while they went through school.I dont think anything I have asked or said on this board deserved to be slammed. And people that are standing up for me dont deserved to be attacked either for trying to be helpful...Honestly what the hell guys... why are you in nursing if you cant even be good to your own people.
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  5. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    There are a number of factors here. There are bad teachers and good teachers and most students get exposed to both in their education. At the if it all, everyone takes the same nationalized test for licensure.

    Most nationally accredited and reputable schools with strict admissions criteria have more good teachers then bad ones, but they also have more good students then bad ones. Inversely, less selective and less prestigious (an some even non-accredited) may have a higher percentage of bad teachers but they also likely have a higher percentage of poor students which combines to amplify the problem. Now this isn't the case for all and there are plenty if exceptions, but short of closing down poor performing schools and limiting admissions, what can be done?

    And for clarification, I don't assume the OP fits into either of these groups, just speaking in generalities for the nursing profession as a whole.
    Last edit by BostonFNP on Nov 26, '12
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  6. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from Dezy
    ...... I figured this was a safe haven to go to about a problem that I assumed all nurses have shared while they went through school....
    That's what you aren't getting. We HAVE gone through this.We have figured out that the there is too much info for the the teacher to cover everything in class and we had to be responsible for the rest ourselves.Everything in the book is fair game.Can a teacher use any of it on a test? Yes.
  7. Visit  cannolis profile page
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    All I can say is: thank heaven for ratemyprofessors.com

    After failing one class I've never gone without it.
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    Quote from janellybelly
    All I can say is: thank heaven for ratemyprofessors.com

    After failing one class I've never gone without it.
    Amen to that!!!
  9. Visit  sjtrk profile page
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    Quote from janellybelly
    All I can say is: thank heaven for ratemyprofessors.com

    After failing one class I've never gone without it.
    Our college has a message board with info on teachers and classes and I'm SO thankful for them! The original teacher I had for my A&P 1 has horrible reviews and basically teaches like the OP is describing which is NOT for me. I don't need someone to hold my hand but it had been 15 years since I had been in school and that would have been a super shock to my brain lol. My current teacher only uses the power points but she draws out pictures on the board and gives real life examples so we can comprehend some of the harder material. She hands us a packet for each chapter that matches the power points and I high light everything she says to "take note" of. Everyone has a different style of learning and having reviews on teachers is so important IMO so that students can be sure their matched with someone who teaches how they learn best. I'm a very visual learner so for me, my teacher is a god sent!
  10. Visit  Dezy profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    That's what you aren't getting. We HAVE gone through this.We have figured out that the there is too much info for the the teacher to cover everything in class and we had to be responsible for the rest ourselves.Everything in the book is fair game.Can a teacher use any of it on a test? Yes.
    Ok seriouslythisisgetting annoying I dont know why people are not reading what I'm saying. All I'm wanting is for my teacher to notify us the things we need to know for the test.I'm not asking for the teacher to teach me every single thing. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand. I'm not whining about the work.I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
  11. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    Quote from Dezy
    I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
    You were notified by the teacher of what was fair game for the test via the syllabus. There are reasons professors do not spell out what exactly will be on the test, because then students will study only what is on the test when they need to learn everything necessary. Just like lecture time is not sufficient to cover everything, neither will a test be able to cover everything that should have been learned.
  12. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose
    You were notified by the teacher of what was fair game for the test via the syllabus. There are reasons professors do not spell out what exactly will be on the test, because then students will study only what is on the test when they need to learn everything necessary. Just like lecture time is not sufficient to cover everything, neither will a test be able to cover everything that should have been learned.
    Exactly. You are not just studying stuff because it will be on the test, you are studying it because you need to know it.You HAVE been alerted as to what you will/can be tested on.All of it.
  13. Visit  beingcaitlin profile page
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    Without reading all the super long posts here, my two cents is that from experience, some instructors are better/more thorough than others, but ultimately it's your responsibility to absorb the material. I get what you're saying because I've been in your shoes. If you feel that strongly about it and u have classmates that do as well, take it to the instructor. I've learned that if I'm just not getting it in the classroom, I peruse the Internet and YouTube and usually that helps. Good luck! The semester is almost over!

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