Teacher dont like me

  1. i am new in nursing school, only 6 weeks in. here's my problem. i always felt that when i would try to contribute in a discussion or ask a question, that the teacher was blowing me off but kept thinking to myself maybe its just me. well yesterday the girl who is in my class mentioned it to me. now i know its not my imagination,(wow its that obvious) so we tested it and yes she ignored me when i spoke. now im struggling in class as it is. i think about this alot and it has affected my studies. what would you do? if i fail these classes im out of program. im afraid if ask her about it things will only get worse. any thoughts?
    Last edit by VickyRN on May 8, '09 : Reason: Removed ALL CAPS... shouting effect
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  3. by   MrsIndependent
    I'm sorry for what you have experienced but it's really hard to read when you're yelling.
  4. by   Amybeth56
    Quote from mrsindependent
    i'm sorry for what you have experienced but it's really hard to read when you're yelling.
    believe me im not yelling. Im not that way. Im actually sad and dont know how to handle it . I dont understand what you mean by yelling.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Amybeth56
    believe me im not yelling. Im not that way. Im actually sad and dont know how to handle it . I dont understand what you mean by yelling.
    Writing in all caps is considered yelling in internet etiquette.

    As to your situation - we have all experienced a bad or ineffective teacher or two. Focus on the homework and reading and do some extra research if you can. It is up to you to learn, regardless of the teacher.

    Good luck - and don't let this bother you.

    steph
  6. by   Amybeth56
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Writing in all caps is considered yelling in internet etiquette.

    As to your situation - we have all experienced a bad or ineffective teacher or two. Focus on the homework and reading and do some extra research if you can. It is up to you to learn, regardless of the teacher.

    Good luck - and don't let this bother you.

    steph
    ok, thanks i didnt know that. Thats great advice. thank you
  7. by   VickyRN
    I edited your post to remove all caps... a bit easier on the eyes. I echo what Steph said... just focus on the material, not on the teacher or her reactions to you. If you need extra help, take the initiative to make an appointment to speak with the teacher privately in her office. However, don't bring up the "I don't think you like me" part. Make a list of questions you have about the material, and you can ask the teacher in private.
  8. by   Daytonite
    Maybe I missed something here. How does being blown off or ignored by the teacher = failing classes?
  9. by   1Hope1
    I had this kind of problem with one of my professor. I was scared to talk. I kept crying because I was scared that if I talk he will fail me. I am an A student. He gave me a C at the end of the semester and I had to repeat that class because I did not want a C in my grades. He kept all my grades that I had done after midterm and refused to show me any of my tests. He was plain mean. I think that you should talk to an advisor. I spoke to an advisor and he told me to talk to him first and if it is not getting better, to gather any proof I had and report him.I was scared and I did not report him. I had a bunch of proof but I did not report him. I regret it today.The next semester some students reported him for being mean and rude to them. I was happy that this monster at the end paid the price.
  10. by   ImMrBill3, RN
    Teachers come in all flavors, learning to deal with them will help you prepare for dealing with others at work. As the others have said concentrate on the material. If you are seriously having trouble make an appt with the teacher and ask for help and advice. I have had a couple of teachers who didn't like one or another of my fellow students. They did fine gradewise.
    I am sorry to hear you are feeling beat up, cheer up and save your heart for your patients.
  11. by   smiley2526
    Amybeth56, sorry you are going through this. I just finished my first year of the RN program and experienced the same thing. I think it would be a good idea to email your instructor because it is easier for you to make sure you say how you feel. In return she has to acknowledge you and respond in a professional manner. If for some reason she doesn't respond appropriately, keep track of the emails and then go to your Dean of your program. I believe respect goes both ways and unfortunately I realized the top students are most respected. On the other hand a "C" or "A" student still= RN.
  12. by   deleteaccount
    Use this as a lesson for life. You will ALWAYS run into people who don't like you. Who cares that she doesn't like you?? At this point it isn't about her, it's about how you handle it. If you need to communicate something with her, do it in a professional manner. Take out the emotion and forge ahead. Stay calm and just speak of the matter at hand, this will disarm her defense and get you to your bottom line.
  13. by   Natingale
    kill em with kindness

    just do your work concentrate on you and like denverrn stated, who cares what other people think.
  14. by   1Hope1
    [quote=smiley2526;3615576]" On the other hand a "C" or "A" student still= RN."

    Hi Smiley.That C was when I was taking my pre-requisites. So a C back then was not a joke.

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