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Internet debates if using 'stage directions in asterisks' is professional or not

'Why is my teacher role playing with me in a formal email?': Internet debates if using 'stage directions in asterisks' is professional or cringe

The internet is always up in arms about some silly nonsense *shrugs ambivalently*. There are obviously many serious and big issues going on in the world, and it's nice to take a break from those important things to ponder the silliest and tiniest debates going on. This debate was flagged by a subreddit just for drama in the comments section, aptly named r/subredditdrama. The drama du jour was started after u/Justthisdudeyaknow posted a Tumblr meme from 2020. In the post, a student is surprised…
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‘I can’t do my job like this': Teacher shares declining interest in job due to students phone usage, leading to discussion about teaching

‘I can’t do my job like this': Teacher shares declining interest in job due to students phone usage, leading to discussion about teaching

I can't begin to imagine what it's like to teach nowadays. I witness kids' behavior in public and it already infuriates me. I can't fathom what it's like to teach them. Here, let me tell you a story. One day, I was ordering a hamburger at a place, and in the line before me was a tired, worn-out dad, and his obnoxious child with their eyes glued to the phone. The dad had to repeat, 'What would you like to eat' about ten times before the kid stopped ignoring him and mumble-replied. Then the kid b…
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'[It] made us look absolutely hilarious': High school kids get back at teacher who's obsessed with cold-weather running

No one is more sarcastic than a determined teenager. It's like they have a special knack for it. And since their teachers spend hours with them each week, they're bound to be on the receiving end of that sarcastic sense of humor now and again.
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'Apparently he sent me to the office for detention': Principal mistakes a youthful mom for a tardy student, hilarity ensues in the teacher's lounge

Is this a compliment?
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‘You’ve made your bed so lie in it’: Art student gets even with teacher after being picked on for 6 months, her entire class gets rearranged

‘You’ve made your bed so lie in it’: Art student gets even with teacher after being picked on for 6 months, her entire class gets rearranged

There will always be those who believe we are gifted and capable of achieving success in life, and there will always be others who think we will never amount to anything worthwhile. The secret to success is to never give up and to never allow someone to bring you down. The story that follows is from a frustrated student. OP has been studying to teach art. As part of his training, he must work as an assistant to a senior faculty art teacher for six months. Although OP was ecstatic to have the op…
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‘You are not university material’: Student gets back at guidance counselor who told her she wasn’t smart enough to get into college

‘You are not university material’: Student gets back at guidance counselor who told her she wasn’t smart enough to get into college

It should come as no surprise that the comments teachers make can haunt you forever. Sure, there are the words of encouragement that can empower you to pursue a particular path, but there are also the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle insults that can damage someone’s self-esteem. The only positive outcome that can arise from dealing with these unfortunate comments is if they become a motivator for you as you continue to do what you want and be who you are despite what a silly authority figure…
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‘Actually, I don’t need your permission': Student gets back at principal who gives classmates demerit points based on dress code

‘Actually, I don’t need your permission': Student gets back at principal who gives classmates demerit points based on dress code

One student became furious when her school principal gave one of her friends demerit points for 'dress code violations'. The most annoying part was that even though she was wearing the same thing as her friend, she didn't get told off. In a sense, this student was upset that they hadn't been punished. That's some real loyalty right there! The issue was bigger than that, though. This principal would only give certain girls in the school dress code violations. Unfortunately, this was a recurring…
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'I am, in fact, a customer': University student calls out their professor for providing "bad service" after receiving an unfair grade

While it's probably a controversial take, the argument stands with strong reason: If you're a landlord or a professor or in any other position where someone is paying you for something you're providing them… you're providing a service, and the person paying you is entitled to good service. Far too many of these "service providers" not only regard this as unnecessary but also regard themselves as above the person paying them and use this to placate their nagging conscience. Who hasn't had a land…
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'Want the files in a USB? Okay': Boss insists teacher hands in her reports using a USB, she maliciously complies

'Want the files in a USB? Okay': Boss insists teacher hands in her reports using a USB, she maliciously complies

Every employer has a particular way of doing things, but sometimes their rationale is so illogical that complying becomes nearly impossible. This can be especially true if their methods are only beneficial to them and no one else. To make matters worse, when bosses tend to do this, they also tend to mask their selfish needs as something beneficial to everyone, but little do they know, we all can see right through that nonsense. This teacher was pressured by the head of their department to deliv…
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'I knew they would definitely fail': Substitute teacher gets back at cheating students by making an uncheatable test

The shenanigans our classmates orchestrated under the supervision of unfortunately unaware substitute teachers are something that we're likely to remember many years afterward. It's one of those things that are such a universal experience that long ago worked its way from real life over into becoming a trope in popular culture. The greatest example I had of this was in 8th grade when my Advanced Geometry teacher had a few weeks off work, and we, of course, were to be taught instead by a substit…
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‘You don’t get any credit': Student presents project to entire school, making sure classmate doesn't get any credit, leading to classmate getting removed from school program

‘You don’t get any credit': Student presents project to entire school, making sure classmate doesn't get any credit, leading to classmate getting removed from school program

Every kid wants to do well in school without actually putting in the hard work, or maybe that's just me. I wasn't the brightest crayon in the box, nor did I put in the work and effort to get good grades, and looking back, I can see how annoying that must have been for the other students, especially when I was involved in a group project. Those were the absolute worst… One student got really petty after one of his classmates tried to take partial credit in a joint project after not doing a singl…
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'I'd never let her forget it': Student's family eats their school project

'I'd never let her forget it': Student's family eats their school project

This is the newest version of “My dog ate my homework.” Apparently for one student, their excuse is that their project got eaten by their family! At some point while you were in high school, you probably had to do this assignment for your health class. Students often have to care for a fake baby as if it's a real baby. The fake baby can be an egg, a bag of flour, or, if you live in a wealthy school district, an electronic baby that cries throughout the day at random intervals. The project often…
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'His face... was priceless': 15+ Times people's lies were immediately discovered

'His face... was priceless': 15+ Times liars got instantly humiliated

These people couldn't believe how perfectly things worked out when they caught liars in the middle of their lies. I mean, that just doesn't happen much in real life. Usually, if you're being lied to, you either find out much later, or not at all. Some folks are notorious liars who can't seem to help themselves. You've probably met this kind of person in your life at some point. Some of them fixate on their health---they'll constantly tell you about their very serious ailments. But the rumor mil…
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'Stay in my lane? Okay, but it’ll cost you': College loses $25K after ignoring advisor's request to fix the system

'Stay in my lane? Okay, but it’ll cost you': College loses $25K after rejecting advisor's request to fix the system

It's remarkable how many times problems could have been solved in most workplace environments were it not for the egos of those in charge. Ideally, any functioning team should thrive on ideas and foresight from anyone involved. There is a difference between overstepping one's boundaries and providing helpful ideas for the whole team's benefit. The latter is called collaboration. It's having a team-building mentality. It should not be interpreted as aggressive or threatening behavior; yet, for t…
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'People don't like their own kids': Teacher openly roasts the parents complaining about snow days

To kids, snow days are magical. You've woken up to a white blanket of frozen fun covering your neighborhood, then all of your dreams come true when your mom gets that fateful call from your teacher. School is canceled! Without the worries of driving on icy roads or working to put food on the table, all you're left with is the insatiable desire to have the best day ever with whichever parent is forced to stay home with you.
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'My art teacher confiscated a frying pan': 20+ Teachers who confiscated their student's strangest belongings

'My art teacher confiscated a frying pan': 20+ Teachers who confiscated their student's strangest belongings

These teachers couldn't stay mad at their students for long. They know all too well that sometimes you have to stifle a laugh when a kid does something out of bounds. It might be super funny, but if the teacher laughs, the kids will get rowdy . Teachers are always confiscating things from students . Some teachers take away phones if they see you texting inside your desk during class. Others have to confiscate paper airplanes, rubber bands, gum, and sometimes even food. All of these things can p…
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