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In school, were you a teacher's pet or teacher's outcast?

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    In school, were you a teacher's pet or teacher's outcast?

    in elementary and junior high school, I was always a teacher's pet.   In each school picture, I was always next to the teacher.    Because of being a teacher's pet, I was one of the students who was given preferential treatment so to speak.    In my school, there were students who were teacher's outcasts so to speak.   These students were often blamed for the most insignificant offenses.   They were also treated the worst by teachers.  One such student was told by a teacher that she was NEVER going to amount to much, she was just trash!

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    I think teachers who do this should be fired as they have absolutely no place in the education system. At college, in the United States, I saw professors blatantly fail people who were hons students because they weren't liked and pass students who had no capacity for the work because they were liked.

  3. whonunuwho profile image78
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    I have seen and been part of this "pet" thing in the public schools. I was fortunate when I was deemed a teacher's pet, which was extremely rare but did happen when I really needed the support and extra care that loving individuals shared. I was not the only one in my classes that received this attention and builder of my self esteem. As a teacher in years to come, later, I took some under my wing, and gave them attention not received at home or by other teachers in the schools. I taught special needs kids and many needed a boost in their self esteem. It is a good thing when used in the proper way and not over done. This applies to many social aspects of all's conduct. It should never be so obvious in classes that it may foster jealousy or anger by other students who seek attention also. It is really up to the discretion of the teachers.and their observation of needy kids. Yes, we all have seen the wrong messages sent by teachers in our years in school.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In my school, I and a few of the A students were deemed teacher's pets.  In addition to that, students who were more affluent were also treated more preferentially by teachers than students who came from impoverished backgrounds.

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I don't know what school system you were in but that is terrible treatment of a student and really shocking.

    I was neither an outcast nor a pet. I was a good student but shy so was about in the middle of the pack--although I never really remember any kids being teacher's pet on a regular basis.  All of my teachers were pretty fair.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Private school.   The A and/or affluent students at my school were treated preferentially while the C and/or less affluent students were treated like total nonentities!   One teacher told a less affluent classmate that she would be a hoodlum!

  5. melbelle profile image61
    melbelleposted 5 years ago

    Once I was in high school, I had a few teachers that thought of me as the "teacher's pet".  However, in 8th grade I had a teacher who definitely treated me as an "outcast".

  6. Jenna Pope profile image59
    Jenna Popeposted 5 years ago

    I was never the teacher's pet. I was either somewhere in the middle or the teacher's outcast. When I was a sophomore in high school, I had this one teacher who walked into the classroom on the first day of school, looked at me and said, "Look Blondie, I don't like your attitude!" That was pretty typical of how teachers reacted to me in school.

  7. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    Teacher's outcast as I have been always different and never compliant to ideas I didn't believe in, strangely enough I have become teacher myself and the first promise I have given myself was never to crush a student's individuality. Teacher don't often realize it but they are very important link in buiding a student's self esteem as well as positive attitude towards learning and life in general....

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true!