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Featured The worst school subject

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by Dadamen, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Maths

    17 vote(s)
    51.5%
  2. Your language/literature

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. Foreign languages

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  4. Physics

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. History

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  6. P.E.

    22 vote(s)
    66.7%
  7. Geography

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. Art/Music

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  9. Chemistry

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  10. Biology

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
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  1. Gift2humanity

    Gift2humanity Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean about the way it was taught.
    In our school if you were good at it you got attention, if you weren't you got ignored, whereas in art, the art teacher gave equal attention to all kids.

    I am a little younger than you late 70's early 80's.

    I am no good at all at any sport requiring proprioception, muscle memory, or eye-hand coordination either. Some espies aren't wired for it, others who are may have poor fine motor skills, like an excellent hockey player who can't tie her boots fast enough and gets taunted by other team members.

    I do know what you mean about the talented kids getting attention, it was in our school because they got in the teams and the schools had some kind of leagues so the not so sporty kids got cast aside.

    I was always being picked last, yeah teachers weren't that great to me, except Mrs A who treated me like a human. One who ridiculed me said I always try on my report only because I craved to be good at it instead of nurturing my art.

    Sorry about the track and field events.True, it wasn't the purpose of PE to lift the poor performer but to enhance the already good performer.

    Oh the mandatory nude showers. Sorry you went through penis shame enough to adjust your anatomy.

    PE should be enjoyable, the poor performers together exercising then they get the purpose of it, not the competitiveness ego driven thing just the chance to burn off energy.
     
  2. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    The only teachers who ever had any use for me were English lit and the soft sciences, like sociology and psych. They appreciated my "deep thinking." Even the science teachers wanted little to do with me. Science and math were being taught thru rote memorization of lists and formulae and not on understanding principles. I scored well on tests but didn't fit into that methodology.

    I don't think I ever felt penis "shame." I thought it was a perfectly good penis that did everything I'd ever asked it to do. I understood about circumcision and the cultural factors around it. Not because I was taught anything useful by my parents (They never mentioned it - or anything at all about sex.) but rather because I had an insatiable curiosity and I had the ability to find information about things that were obscure or even forbidden.

    It was more of how ignorant the others were and how viciously they visited their ignorance on me. I thought of "adjusting my anatomy" as a matter of protective coloration, like a chameleon turning green in the forest so as not to stand out.

    I never did and still don't advocate for the elimination of group showers. Just a bit of practical sex education would have saved me more than a bit of embarrassment. Maybe I'll start a thread on the importance of sex ed.
     
  3. Streetwise

    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    Our teachers were lesbian and leered at us, I never took my clothes off without something on the closest layer to my bare skin,we were punished but apparently a male and female teacher were sacked ,we learned a long time later, but always immediate punishment for us .
     
  4. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I liked PE when it wasn't a team sport, like [low] hurdles (I was in cross-country), archery & wrestling, but it never felt like a bona fide academic class.

    In elementary school, I was good at dodging in dodgeball, but not so good at throwing.
    I had that, too.
     
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  5. Anaaewp

    Anaaewp New Member

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    Took full advantage of the fact that I had asthma as a child to never do PE because I HATED it with a passion. I was sorta bad in math, but only because I get distracted easily and changed the order of the numbers, luckily my teachers realised it and one of them would even give me extra points so I wouldn't fail. I'm actually good at it now (basic at least, it's not my area after all) and I think it's fun. I actually didn't like chemistry and biology, but was never bad at it.
     
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  6. KagamineLen

    KagamineLen Gay and autistic midlife weeb.

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    I hated American history, but that had everything to do with my high school history teacher. He was a massively narcissistic piece of work who took pleasure in singling out students who answered his questions wrong and humiliating them. I never personally faced his wrath, but it was painful to watch him do it to my fellow classmates.

    I also hated my high school biology teacher for bringing out jars of aborted fetuses to guilt the entire classroom into his pro life message - that was revolting and most of the classroom saw right through it.

    I also did not like my high school English teacher, who tried to discourage me from reading Salman Rushdie because she assumed that his novels would be too challenging for me. Her assistant also thought Salman Rushdie was a very evil man who deserved the price on his head. She made assumptions like that about all her students, so I did not take it personally.

    Hell, my high school experience totally sucked all the way around. It wasn't until I started a couple of years of college that I started to enjoy school period. The college I went to had teachers that upheld professional standards, and I did not have to worry about bullying at my college because it seemed like every student there had already moved past that stage of their lives. It's amazing how people who start to earn their own way become more respectful of others in the process.
     
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  7. Dadamen

    Dadamen Well-Known Member

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    We did a lot of volleyball in primary school and it was terrible. I feel extremely lucky now that we have a good teacher in high school. We have a P.E. as a last lesson on fridays and then he lets us to go home. But have that typical aspie thing that I'm bad at ALL team sports. I also run and jump badly.
    I liked history in primary school, but now we have an awful teacher. Sociology teacher is also boring. In sociology test she placed us a thing that we didn't mention on lesson.
    Don't know for others, but I wouldn't choose to go to special school despite my struggles. My marks are mostly good, but I want to have all A-s (5 in my country), so i find annoying when I study for hours and than get a 4 or 3 (B or C) from a test. I don't go out as my classmates do, but there is one more guy that dosen't go out, so then it's easier for me. Waiting next year and a half to pass and then I'm done with that high school and hope to study medicine.
     
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    Dadamen Well-Known Member

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  9. Kalinychta

    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    American history. Sooooooooooo boring. I loved European history, though. But oh dear god, P.E. I hated P.E., too.
     
  10. Jorg

    Jorg Well-Known Member

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    Language (spanish)/literature, I just hated to classify poems by structure, words, ir they were past tense, present tense, etc. I once had an exam that was all about classifying or making sentences in every time available, I didn't study because I thought maybe there was going to be a section about a book and nope, I got like a score 20/100 and I had to repeat that year (back then, where I live if you lost a class you had to repeat the whole year including the courses you have passed/won).

    Ironically, I like to read a lot and write.

    Chemistry in highschool was a nightmare, I really don't know how did I pass, well, the professor was really easy, but the subjects and the class were horrible, not even in university I ever saw the kind of chemistry I learned in high school. But as I said the professor was easy, a guy once gift him something similar to moonshine but made from corn XD.
     
  11. LadyS

    LadyS Active Member

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    Comforting to know my top two worst subjects have the higher percentages . P.E. was and will always be the worst. Foreign languages have always been difficult even though I grew up in a bilingual environment. I excelled in all other subjects, but for some reason physics was the toughest concept for me to grasp, especially in college. I think it was just too many variables to consider and figuring out how they work together that throws me off.
     
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  12. SchrodingersMeerkat

    SchrodingersMeerkat trash mammal

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    Literature...Having to answer questions on what the author was thinking. Second hated was music. When in public school, every teacher was mean and nasty to me. When homeschooled, it was just boring. My public school art teacher was mean and nasty too but since I did art on my own when being homeschooled it was treated as extra circular... Favorite subjects? Biology, Biblical studies, algebra.