Disrespectful to instructor.... - page 4

OK, It's been a while since I've taken a college course (I graduated over 10 yrs ago...)... but is it just me.... or are students much ruder to professors these days??? :uhoh21: I CANNOT believe... Read More

  1. by   IaCountryGirl
    I am just in prereq's but I know what you mean. I have one class I go to the school for and some of the girls in there are just plain rude. They are too busy eating, whipping out their cellphones and whispering to one another.

    THe instructor for this class is VERY cool. She's a riot! These girls are just being disrespectful to her.

    Tonight she must have finally gotten fed up because we were in a class discussion and this one student near me was saying something. The instructor whips around to the girls (who are on the other side of the room) and said "Hi, excuse me. Do you have something to add? Because I can hear you talking. Otherwise, knock it off". THen she apologized to the student who was speaking about class related stuff. Too funny!

    She also got ticked off because we had two assignments that were due today. Not only was one of them on our syllabus but she went over them last week in class as well. Well, certain people weren't prepared (Can you guess who?? Wasn't me!) and she said "Why do I get the feeling some of you are only here because it's a requirement for your programs? The non verbal cues you are giving me speak volumes". OUr assignments and class discussion were over, what else, verbal and non verbal communication.

    Anyway, would it really kill them to shut up for a couple hours? So the class isn't the most interesting. Yes it gets down right boring at times. But for petes sake, show some respect for the other students and the instructor.
  2. by   catzy5
    Well I have seen a few things since coming back to school 3 years ago and the best was my math proffessour, whom would not put up with anything. I go to a community college so perhaps the kids coming in are fresh out of high school and he needed stronger ways of diciplinning but we had some really rude kids in my math class that would just interupt talk amongst themselves and be darn right rude to the teacher to his face I felt like I was back in JR High. He was very strict about things like cell phones and one guy his kept going off so after the 2nd time one day the teacher gave him a "time out" I loved it it was perfect he said, you have a problem obviously take your cell phone outside for 15min finish your business then come back in, if it rings again you go home for the day, the kid actually went for his time out, I told my kids that story they still remember it, it was the BEST lol.

    catherine
  3. by   jesa
    I'm a returning student and noticed the same thing. I'm amazed. the thing I find most irritating is students text messaging each other all through class. PUT DOWN THE PHONE. also, many students bring computers to class, which I think is great, but you can go online from anywere on campus, so many are talking to their friends online. I am close to some of my professors in age but would never think to speak to them with anything BUT respect!
  4. by   xt1
    I like the mean teachers who kick student out of class for being interruptive or rude. now, everytime I see someone walking around with a cellphone glued to their ear it makes me think that much less of them... It makes me think of them as less intelligent for some reason. not sure why just does...
  5. by   prinsessa
    There are also some rude people in my classes. I think people are getting ruder. My DD is 8 and I can't believe some of the words that come out of some of the kids who go to her school mouths. I have told them several time to watch what they say. I would never have talked like that at that age especially in front of an adult.

    It isn't only young people though because I used to waitress and some of the "older" people were extremely rude. There are rude people of all ages.
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    I had chem lab again today. The instructor asked everyone "how do you like this lab?" The foul mouthed student from last week answered "it's looking like sh**." I turned around so surprised. The instructor said something like "watch your" then stopped. It's like she didn't have the nerve to tell him not to speak that way in class. This blows my mind.
  7. by   mixyRN
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I had chem lab again today. The instructor asked everyone "how do you like this lab?" The foul mouthed student from last week answered "it's looking like sh**." I turned around so surprised. The instructor said something like "watch your" then stopped. It's like she didn't have the nerve to tell him not to speak that way in class. This blows my mind.
    I have a soft spoken Psychology teacher, but if someone does or says something she doesn't like she let's them know. She will look them straight in the eye and say, "See me after class." The way she says it lets everyone know she means business and it also takes the stress out of the situation for everyone in class so we don't have to witness the confrontation in the classroom.
  8. by   Multicollinearity
    I would love to think that happened. That would be the smart way of dealing with the situation. I was last to leave (as usual) and she didn't speak with him. She can't leave the lab room even for a minute (lab rules) with any students present.

    He must use this sort of language IN CLASS because nobody has told him not to. I do think it's that simple.
  9. by   metalmom
    WOW!!! Amazing. Are these nursing classes? At my school you would have been out on your wanna-be-a-nurse butt if you showed any kind of disrespect, lawyer or no lawyer, to the instructors. Our RN license was dangled in front of our faces and if we wanted it that bad, well just you try to get it. It paid off. My school is well respected in this community and turns out great nurses. I'm hoping that schools aren't turning out nurses that can't even show respect to those that are training them.
  10. by   hrtprncss
    Here's a video of a student who made the error of picking up the cellphone in the middle of a lecture... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hut3VRL5XRE
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from hrtprncss
    Here's a video of a student who made the error of picking up the cellphone in the middle of a lecture... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hut3VRL5XRE
    Call me mean but he asked for it. I admire the professor's restraint lol.
  12. by   KungFuFtr
    I probably would have clapped.
  13. by   Freedom42
    I've just returned to college for a second time to pursue a BSN. (I've worked in a non-related field for nearly 25 years.) I've been surprised by rude behavior in the classroom -- and even more surprised that age does not appear to be a factor. Some of the thirtysomethings are just as rude as the teens and early twentysomethings.

    Our first assignment in my Intro to Nursing class was to read a 100-page book on power and group dynamics. I can accept that some of my classmates did not care for the book and disagreed with the author's point of view. I can't accept that some of my thirtysomething classmates pronounced the book "stupid" when queried by the professor and expressed total disdain for the assignment. (My sense is that disdain will be a common theme in their comments this semester.) Worse, one thirtysomething then announced that "(she) ain't gonna read to 100 pages a week for any course." Others complained that there was too much homework on the syllabus. (In my experience, this is a light class. When I earned my previous bachelor's degree, it was routine to be assigned 100 to 150 pages for the next class in each subject -- typically meeting two days later.)

    What really raised my eyebrows was that all of this was said to an instructor who is on the nursing program's admission committee, and most people in my class have not yet been formally accepted. So if this is how these people behave around a professor who's in a position of authority, who wants to be their patient?

    Rude, rude, rude. All of what they said could have been expressed in a civil, non-offensive tone.

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