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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    I just find a lot of the girls I teach to be very confrontational and argue so much. Even when I haven't singled them out, they seem to think I'm talking to them so I get "why the **** are you picking on me!?" to which I calmly reply "I wasn't speaking to you, I was speaking to the class"...


    Perhaps they do this because of boredom.
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    I do use this! They still moan and say that I look in the jar before I pick the lolly stick!
    Get the person nearest you to pick it.
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    (Original post by JanitaTwain)
    Perhaps they do this because of boredom.
    They are bored and so become confrontational?
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    Do you find girls to do better in schools than boys?
    I ask because the amount of times I hear "girls exceeding boys in getting 5 A*-C grades" in papers ALL THE TIME.
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    They are bored and so become confrontational?
    They become bored and look for entertainment and something to occupy them- which happens to be intimidating you.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Do you find girls to do better in schools than boys?
    I ask because the amount of times I hear "girls exceeding boys in getting 5 A*-C grades" in papers ALL THE TIME.
    They do better in every subject other than maths in my school and even in maths the boys are only just better.
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    Do you ***** about the other departments?
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    (Original post by danconway)
    Do you ***** about the other departments?
    Yes we do, especially science.
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    (Original post by The vampire)
    I would put it in my bra.
    I would too.

    Wait, what?
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    (Original post by JanitaTwain)
    They become bored and look for entertainment and something to occupy them- which happens to be intimidating you.
    I'm not intimidated by a 12 year old girl!
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    What would you change in the GCSE maths syllabus?

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    Do you think A levels,are the toughest part of the academic syllabus?
    I think they are BY FAR, A level maths put me off maths FOREVER.

    Hell. Even my degree is easier than A level maths...

    Especially after the epic excuse of Edexcel claiming their June 2013 papers were "fair".
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    do you have to provide your own chalk ?

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    (Original post by C0balt)
    What would you change in the GCSE maths syllabus?

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    Less of it! I think the GCSE exams are just a case of cramming things into your head without understanding it but this is largely because there is just too much stuff there.

    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Do you think A levels,are the toughest part of the academic syllabus?
    I think they are BY FAR, A level maths put me off maths FOREVER.

    Hell. Even my degree is easier than A level maths...

    Especially after the epic excuse of Edexcel claiming their June 2013 papers were "fair".
    I found degree way harder than my MEI maths A level. Stats 1 and Core 1 I think I got 100% in. Further maths was incredibly tough though because of FP1 and FP2.

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    do you have to provide your own chalk ?

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    What's the worst thing a student/a group of students have done to you?
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    Less of it! I think the GCSE exams are just a case of cramming things into your head without understanding it but this is largely because there is just too much stuff there.
    Specifically which topics would you get rid of?



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    (Original post by Pro_crastinator)
    What's the worst thing a student/a group of students have done to you?
    A group of 8 students, in a class of 8, all agreed that they would do no work and follow none of my instructions throughout a lesson.

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    Specifically which topics would you get rid of?

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    All of the statistics ones. Then again, I might be biased because they are my least favourite.
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    All of the statistics ones. Then again, I might be biased because they are my least favourite.
    OMG PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN lol

    Yes they are my least favourite as well I disliked probability too... I liked geometry though! Vector was also interesting but it was a bit hard to get my head around at first
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    ngl I'm really anxious about starting school next week.
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    A group of 8 students, in a class of 8, all agreed that they would do no work and follow none of my instructions throughout a lesson.
    I sympathise here, it reminds me of situations I faced in the early years of my teaching. You do not say what you did, and by the description it appeared to go on throughout the lesson.

    I remember a similar situation and my first instinct was to carry on. I tried to remonstrate and find a meeting of minds, but the class were in no mood for that. And so I did, what I thought at the time was going to be really stupid and land me in loads of grief. I informed my HOD that he was getting the entire class reporting to his door- and this class was over 20. When I informed the class that they were all to all leave and go to see my HOD some refused. So I immediately - and did not discuss it with them - sent that bunch to senior management.

    After that I waited for the heavens to fall on top of me. I did get a row because I had lost control of the class - but it was a supportive row. As for the class they were taken to the cleaners.

    Although both senior management and my head of department said I had to stop things getting to that state again - once the situation got to that state both agreed that what I did was right. The class got the shock of their lives, they had not expected that to happen and when they returned they tended to co-operate and certainly never challenged me again.

    The class had openly challenged me and it was either ignore it or stand up to them. And to be honest I was very tempted to ignore it. But in the end I decided to do something that I felt was going to land me in very serious trouble.

    My authority was restored and both I and the class soon settled down. They became my favourite class of all time and at the end of that year I asked if I could take them into the next year. I was really sorry when after our second year together they moved on.
 
 
 
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