Student submitted Story: After moving to a new school my freshman year of high school, I had the privilege to endure a brand new teacher’s first attempt at social studies. First order of business, she proceeded to inform the class about Canada’s national capitol Toronto. Apparently, I was the only one in the class smart enough to explain she was wrong, the national capitol was in fact Ottawa. We argued for close to 20 minutes over, what I thought, was a well known fact. Finally, exasperated, I pulled out the social studies textbook and showed her where it says the national capitol is Ottawa and Toronto is the capitol of Ontario. She saved face by saying that was “stupid”. I thought that would be the final argument for the day but I was wrong. Promptly, she began talking about Canada’s national sport being Hockey. I sighed and again confronted her. Hockey is not our national sport, it is Lacrosse. Again, an argument ensued. I only let it go on for about 10 minutes this time, then promptly opened up old faithful textbook to reveal she was, in fact, wrong. again. Of course this time she couldn’t let me win and announced that if anyone answered on a test that Hockey was the national sport, she would mark them correct.
Here is a story that happened today during teacher checkout. In our grading system you have to name to your final exam FINAL, in all caps, for it to be recognized by the system. I don’t feel this is too much ask but apparently I am mistaken. I think it is important to note that we have had this particular grading program for 5 years now and have discussed the misnaming of the Final Exam in depth. Incredibly, it has little to no effect.
Teacher: How come my Final exams did not show up on my grade verification sheets?
IT Guy: Did you name the Final Exam column “FINAL”
Teacher: Yep, I did them all the same and it showed up on my other classes.
IT Guy: Fine, I’ll look………………here is the problem. Despite you adamently defending the fact that you put FINAL in all your columns this one clearly says EXAM. Why did you decide to do one different than the other?
Teacher: I don’t think I did. Not sure how that happened.
IT Guy: Incredible.
Teacher: Do you want me to redo it?
IT Guy: No, I want to do all your grades myself because you haven’t learned how this program works in the HALF A DECADE we have used it.
Teacher: “IT Guy, whenever I try to send an email all kinds of weird things pop-up”
Teacher: “Oh, hi” IT Guy: “Why are you surprised? You invited me down here” Teacher: “Oh yeah! Here watch……begins typing email to xxxxx@gmail – as she types the first three letters “things” start popping up:
1. screen refreshes
2. bookmarks appear on left side of screen
3. print option box appears See IT Guy! What is the issue? IT Guy: “To be honest I have never seen anything like this before but my best guess is that perhaps the GIANT binder you have placed on your keyboard is perhaps holding down the “Ctrl” key along with most of the alphabet. Teacher: Oh, that’s it! You are so smart IT Guy! IT Guy: “hahaha….yeah……you’re not. Try not to burn the building down when you attach your document to the email. Bye!”
Teacher: I’ve been trying for the last 15 minutes to get Microsoft Access to accept a date and it won’t do it.
Teacher: “IT Guy, the printer you just installed doesn’t work….what’s wrong?”
IT Guy: “Did you put paper in it?”
Teacher: “Oh, no……I didn’t think of that”
IT Guy: “Of course you didn’t…….why would you when you can run over here and tell me.