high school teachers
Sarah J Frankel
sfrankel at uoguelph.ca
Fri Mar 15 19:29:32 EST 1996
Something has to be done about highschool teachers in general. But
science in particular is so important, becuase it is so easy to teach
misinformation. My grade 13 chem. teacher (and I use the word teacher
loosely) was absolutely useless. He spent an hour drawing checkerboards
and squiggles with letters and numbers on the board. We asked him what he
was talking about, and he ignored us (literally looked at the ceiling as
we talked). it took us 2 more classes to realise that he was talking
He frequently switched sigma and delta. He couldn't do simple molar
ratios, and when I told him I couldn't follow his class he told me to
redo grade 12, or get a good tutor because I probably wasn't very bright.
Well, to keep from reliving one of the worst years of my life, I'll just
say a group of us, along with a very supportive teacher, brought the man
to the attention of the principal etc.
By the time I'd encountered him I'd already chosen science as my pursuit,
so I resented him all the more for screwing it up.
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