What were your high school teachers' opinion of you in relation to your overall grade average?
Teachers often have strong opinions about their students based upon the respective students' overall grade average. While A students are highly esteemed and considered to be brilliant by their teachers, C students are oftentimes viewed as less apt, not smart, and not respected by their teachers. Of course, B students are considered to be the "in between" students by their teachers-they are considered not to be smart nor are they considered to be dumb.
High opinion in everything except math---terrible in math. I don't really know what my math teacher's opinion of me was but she probably felt sorry for me because I struggled so in her class.
What an interesting question. I have to say that most of my teachers in high school expected a great deal from me and assumed I had some deep, hidden potential in spite of my mediocre grades. They had a pretty high opinion of a "C" student. I guess they saw something in me that I could not see. Of course, at that age I thought their expectation was ridiculous.
Now, after four decades, I have to say I miss those teachers - and their high expectations of me. What a wonderful feeling to hear someone speak of your potential to be great in spite of the assessment of others. My teachers were very good at this and gave me a sense that I could actually accomplish anything.
I hope all teachers will encourage their students to aspire to higher ideals and goals. Isn't that how we ourselves discover just how high we can go?
I didn't receive much of an opinion from teachers at school, mainly because I hated the place and only went in when I had to go, however my maths teachers thought very highly of me and prompted me to take a higher module exam (on top of my others) to gain a higher grade as she believed I had the potential, I actually went on to bet a grade B in maths and was 6 marks of an A thanks to that exam, my tutors in college however were much more supportive and full of positive feedback which led to me to 4 A* in health and social care, college proved to be a better experience with reliable and coercing tutors and overall they were much more helpful If i could have my time in school again safe to say I think I'd actually turn up because I could've unlocked some unfulfilled potential if I had turned up more often. Great question by the way, made me think more of my school experiences in terms of learning rather than the bad points.
My high school teachers knew I was capable of more so I did more and achieved well too. They had a high opinion of me in most of what I did except for Accounting which I wasn't keen about.
My teachers were frustrated with me. The gap between my I.Q. and my G.P.A. was nuts. The only red flag they needed to know that I just wasn't applying myself. See, I was 16,17,18 and I knew everything, so why apply myself? I had more important things like Cheech and Chong, girls, getting high, a fast car and letting my hair grow as fast as I could. Nothing else was important.
Most of my teachers pretty much expected nothing from me. In fact, after my freshman year, I didn't even exist to most of them. I have never looked back.
GM, People always thought that I came from a middle class background, and that I grew up in a white environment, but the odds were stacked, solidly, against me. I was never given any incentive to succeed. Neither teachers or parents bothered to care
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