Worst teacher EVER award...

  1. ...has got to go to my Human Growth and Developemnt teacher.

    She walked in to class the first day and told us, "this is a boring class. There is nothing I can do to make it interesting, we'll just have to muddle through. Be satisfied with a 'C'". She also ran through the chapters, having us highlight things to read on our own time -- esentially, she hasn't taught us a blooming thing.

    Test day: we take our test. She passes them out, and makes us GRADE EACH OTHERS TESTS!! We ask her how she's going to grade them. She said, "well if it were a 50 question test, that'd be an esay 2 points a piece, but since there are 57, the math gets to hard to figure out how to do that. I'll just see how many each of you got wrong and then let you know what # wrong is an 'A', which a 'B', and so forth. If you need a numerical grade, come see me, but I don't want all 35 of you coming to ask what you made on your test."

    Oh my freaking God, what a waste of decent teacher space! This lady has a masters in Psychiatry and she thinks the subject is BORING!?!?? What a disappointment -- I find this stuff fascinating, but she is determined to make me hate it by the end, I am sure.
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  3. by   nursbee04
    Sorry to hear about your teacher. I've had a few of those along the way. Is she burned out or what? A masters in psych and she's telling ya'll how boring it is? Sounds like she is in the wrong profession....
  4. by   Jennerizer
    Wow...she sounds awful. I just had to laugh though at the way you described her. I can just picture a dazed & confused look on your face with this professor. Good luck!
  5. by   Stargazer
    Any chance you guys get to evaluate her at the end of the course? My classmates and I managed to get a terrible nursing instructor fired by writing her uniformly bad evals. (Don't tell me she's tenured!)
    UGH! Leave it to a dumb azz boring teacher to ruin something you had an honest interest in.

    Don't have any words of wisdom for you. But like the others said, most of my classes gave opportunity for evaluation at the end. Take that opportunity to let it all out, and make sure your classmates do too.

  7. by   gonnabeanurse2
    sounds like my hg&d teacher...she was a rape counselor. and I am very sure a good one, but...........she was not a teacher...we met once a wk for 3 hrs and spent the better part of the 3 hrs listening to stories about her latest client and her cats!!! While all this was interesting we learned diddley squat about hg&d.....sad....
  8. by   maire
    That blows. Way to get us motivated, lady.
    Hang in there JEN...
  9. by   2banurse
    I'm actually taking this course now, and my prof is almost 80, BUT he makes it quite interesting. If I had the teacher you mentioned, I would hightail it to the head of the department and voice my concerns. This is truly unacceptable.

  10. by   researchrabbit
    Is it too late to transfer to another section?

    BTW, I'd trade the English prof I had, who came in high on marijuana to each class...we were given an impossible assignment, our sole grade for the course -- a 20 to 40 page paper "comparing and contrasting" Moby Dick and Remembrance of Things Past (Proust). 20 years later, this is an "incomplete" on my transcript (as it was for 15 out of 18 students in the class). Just couldn't fudge a 20 page paper on two such disparate writers. Our class time consisted of him reading Proust and saying "cool" every now and then. Doncha love tenure?
    Last edit by researchrabbit on Jan 24, '03
  11. by   TeresaRN2b
    You know after reading all of this I don't think I can complain about any of mine - oh except for one.

    I went through school to be a medical assistant before this and I don't know where they found their instructors, but most of them were not qualified to teach. I walked out of class on an instructor teaching english to us that had no clue of basic grammar rules. I mean basic grammar. You know verb form is decided by the noun in the subject. The man tried to tell me it was decided by the noun in the predicate. Sorry if I am getting the terms not quite right, but any third grader could tell you this rule. I walked out and refused to go back to that class.
  12. by   Jenn_RN
    Unfortunately, the school can't do anything about her. This is what makes no sense. She teaches for our school, but is "borroed" from another, so they have no control over her. It's also her last semester, thank goodness, but it doesn't help me now. We just talk crap about her the whole time, it helps us deal!
  13. by   emily_mom
    I had a terrible Micro teacher. She came from the hospital lab where I now work. She had no experience, and I was unsure if she was even qualified to teach. She didn't know how to teach, and all of us failed the first test miserably. After that, she let us use our notes and text. Lectures that were scheduled for 2 hours lasted 20 minutes....

    I got an "A", but I didn't learn a darn thing...

  14. by   vaughanmk
    I took an elective Medical Terminology course a few semesters ago. It was taught by a Radiologist Tech. that had graduated from the program only 1 year before. She was young and had never taught a class before. The downfall to this was that she didn't know what most of the things were. Much less know how to say them. To this day I still cant' say some terms properly all because she taught us wrong and now its habit. Luckily she made the class fun and easy. So it was worth it