Ms Trig is from what I've heard the worst trig teacher we have at our school. She gives us a lot of work to do and grades hard. I mean, she's pretty cool, like she gives out candy on people's birthdays, which I admire. But I don't really like her as much. I really appreciate what she does, because she's always changing the way we do things, trying to find a way so that we actually learn the activity. I appreciate that she really tries hard to make sure everyone actually learns, even after the test.
Then there's Ms Chem. I've heard good things about one of the other teachers and bad things about the other. One of them is awesome and energetic and amazingly exciting, but he grades all their assignments. Then there's just the boring, terrible teacher that also grades assignments.
But, Ms Chem is pretty cool. I mean, she has a monotone and a lazy eye, and when she lectures I have a really tough time staying awake. She doesn't have a whole lot of personality, she's mostly just a talking blob, but the little bit of personality she has is actually really cool.
And she's like, the easiest grader I've ever seen. I have a 101 in that class right now, putting in far less effort into this college level course than I do into trig and english.
So I really like Ms Chem, because she just sort of lectures to us, and sort of ignores us and lets us do our thing, and we ignore her and let her do her thing.
But I don't really appreciate her as much.
My real point is that I appreciate the teachers that try to make us work hard and actually make us learn the materials, but I don't really like it. They're working a flawed system.
I would like to be able to just sort of ignore all my classes, on my way to doing actually important things.
Because, as far as I see it, all you really need to know is how to work, and how to think. A good work ethic and a brain. All this specialized stuff you learn in high school and college, unless you're going to be an architect or something, you won't use 99% of it.
It's just, the world accepts a degree as meaning you're smart. And being smart, and intelligent, are 2 very different things.
So basically, an ideal system would be one where children only learn skills that will be necessary in their specific job, and in that training they learn both how to work and how to think.
The waste in time and money would be much down and the good would be so much higher...