what do you think of teachers pets? Watch
There's a mutual cycle between the teacher and student of good behaviour/grades earning good treatment, which encourages good behaviour/grades, etc. In an ideal world all schoolkids would behave this well and they'd all get to be teachers pets. However the case is usually that one child sees another getting what they understand as preferential treatment but haven't figured out why, so they get jealous rather than realising they can earn preferential treatment too.
There is nothing wrong being appreciative and kind towards teachers. All the teachers want is to get good grades for their class. If anything, it will help the teach pets.:P
Though 'teacher's pets' can also be idiots in the class who the teacher favours. For example: in year 9 I had a food tech teacher; she would favour the students who were awful (the orange, loud mouthed, chavs). I didn't understand this. I heard her say many times that she was like them when she was a teen...maybe that's why?
But in most circumstances the teacher's pet has been someone who deserved it. I have been the teacher's pet; where teacher favoured me and others within the class; this is only because I was willing to learn what being taught to me.
The majority of teachers will give their most attention to people who are attentive and actually want to learn.
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Want positive attention from someone? Do things (like your homework) that deserve positive attention; don't resent other people and call them derogatory names.
Luckily for me, in most if not all lessons where I'm a 'teacher's pet' no one makes fun of me or treats me differently, they're actually willing for me to help them if they need help or just find it awesome.