Why do i get in trouble for questioning teachers?

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  1. AmyVanity profile image58
    AmyVanityposted 8 years ago

    Why do i get in trouble for questioning teachers?

    Do i not have to the right to ask when something is unclear to me? or question when something feels wrong to me? or is it my place to speak when spoken to?

  2. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    As long as the question is phrased respectfully, I believe someone always has the right to question or challenge their teacher, and a good teacher will gladly answer your questions. The teachers that get most upset at questions are generally those who don't really know or understand their own subject, or that just want to get through their lecture without interruptions so they can go home for the day. In either case, they're not the kind of teacher you can learn much from...you need to be able to understand what they're teaching, they certainly need to be able to understand it, and any teacher who does not actually love TEACHING has no business trying to do the job. If someone knows their subject, your question can't make them look silly or feel stupid, because they will know the answer (or not be afraid to say that they don't know, and be willing to find out for you). Most good teachers tend to appreciate questions because it shows you are genuinely interested in what they have to offer and you want to be certain you fully understand.

  3. AmyVanity profile image58
    AmyVanityposted 8 years ago

    in my opinion, no matter how i ask it respectfully or disrespectfully theres still a question there to be answered. i always ask respectfully, so when they get mad, i have a sence of joy cause they know what their doing wrong

  4. christoss1959 profile image69
    christoss1959posted 8 years ago

    You have every right to do so. I got into fights with many of my teachers when I was studying for questioning what they were teaching. My opinion is that if you dont question things you have been told and you take them in without questioning then you are just plain ignorant.
    So if I were you I would kept on questioning when something does not sound right.

  5. cascoly profile image61
    cascolyposted 8 years ago

    you didnt give us enough info to make an informed answer - we have no idea what the context was.


  6. Freeway Flyer profile image91
    Freeway Flyerposted 8 years ago

    I am a teacher, and my reactions might vary depending on the context, the question, and the means by which it is asked. Sometimes, if people keep asking repeated questions throughout class, it can become disruptive to the lesson plan and to other students, so the questions can best be handled outside of class time. If a student is questioning content or an opinion I have expressed, I often find that refreshing. But if it becomes clear that the student is just trying to show me up, my reaction might be different. You have to remember that you are one of many students, and the teacher is up on display in front of a bunch of people, not always having the time to deal immediately with each person's individual needs. If the answer to your question is something that will be primarily of benefit to you and not the class as a whole, it might be best to wait until after class. If it contributes to class discussion, then a good teacher will encourage your questions.

  7. profile image57
    SpaceAgeposted 8 years ago

    I don't think ur getting in trouble 4 the asking persay, but HOW u ask/attitude when asking. B careful how u word those questions.

  8. lawrencebeach2010 profile image32
    lawrencebeach2010posted 7 years ago

    I think that we as students have a right to an amazing education. If we as students ask questions that are productive, or we question what we are taught we should be congratulated, not shunned or disciplined.

  9. Faceless39 profile image95
    Faceless39posted 7 years ago

    Because you're not supposed to question authority.  Also, if they don't know the answer, it makes them look stupid (they might think that, but actually admitting you don't know something makes you look smarter).


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