Monday, January 31, 2011

Ways we try to avoid being called on in class, but always fail.

I think teachers go to their weekly meetings not to discuss important things, but to share their new ways of reading students' expressions and movements. Why do they always call on us when we don't know the answer to a question and when we finally do know an answer, we're never called on? Here are some ways to attempt to avoid being called on, some of which I'm sure the smaller half of you have already tried.

ONE) Pretending to write notes.
That moment you hear the teacher ask a question, stop doodling stick figures with swords battling each other, and actually start copying down whatsoever on the overhead projector word. for. word. Try really hard to look absorbed in these notes when, in actuality, you really have no idea what you're copying down.

TWO) Avoiding eye contact with the teacher.
"Maybe if I don't look, s/he won't call on me." This tactic fails the majority of the time, but you can still attempt to succeed from time to time. This way varies from hiding behind your hair (if you have long hair), to resting your head on your hands with your head tilted opposite the teacher. If you're not comfortable still sitting in your seat, you can also get up to sharpen your pencil.

THREE) Staring back at the teacher.
Return the stare back at the teacher with a smirk as if you know the answer. This can go both ways, if the teacher likes you, they'll more than likely call on you. So depending on which class you have, choose your ways wisely.

FOUR) OOPS. I dropped my pencil.
"Accidentally" dropping your pen or pencil so you can take your time looking for it until the teacher calls someone else. Make sure you fling it far from where you sit so you have to get out of your seat to retrieve it.

And finally,
 
FIVE) Actually leaving the classroom.
This is the last resort. If you really have no idea what is going on in class and you're extremely desperate, pretend you have a phone call or have to use the restroom. Quietly rush out of the room as if you're in a hurry, the teacher won't be able to call on you.

Now, these tactics I have suggested do not always work, if you still get called on, don't say I didn't warn you. 





30 comments:

  1. don't forget sitting in the middle. they usually call on people sittin in the front or the back.

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  2. thats very funny and very true!
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  3. Good tactics, if all else fails just commit suicide.

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  4. lmao i do these things all the time i hate being called on...i use the bathroom at least one time during class. sitting by the door FTW.

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  5. haha, good list. pretty true, too

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  6. good ol' staring at the teacher. it works like reverse psychology, but sometimes you can get caught out by it.

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  7. another good way of dealing with these situations is to claim that u simply don't understand straight away tho. sometime there shocked by ur straigt fowardness n move on or theycome over n help u. both options r better then getting in troble

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  8. Jumping out a nearby window was always a tactic that worked for me.

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  9. These are true reason. But I used to rub my eyes a lot like something was wrong with me for the moment. That usually worked too...

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  10. what about getting looks at the gym? any advice for those?

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  11. Its a psychological game. You cant be staring down and avoiding the teacher's gaze hard, that is a sure way to being called out. You cant bert-stare the teacher too, you might get called out as well. Its a fine art between combining the two that makes you a true master.

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  12. The periodic table...simplified. Muy gangsta.

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  13. The periodic table of gangsta

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  14. I've used all of these tactics, none of them every worked for me...

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  15. the third one never worked for me dammit

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  16. They always call on us when we don't know the answer. That's so true.

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  17. BRB dropping my pencil ever 2 minutes to avoid being asked a question.

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  18. I stare intensely and try and look engrossed in my notes. Unfortunately, out classes are equal opportunity and *everyone* has to answer. Damn.

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  19. true lol..but im not sure about looking for pencil..coz when u do that, u'll be more obvious and the teacher will call u out wad u doing and then ask u some questions. :D
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  20. hey. nice tips. maybe i will need them soon

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  21. lol reminiscent and sweet pic

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  22. i don't mind being called on and usually volunteer to answer questions.

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  23. I used to get called on all the time because I was talking. Lucky I was a smart ass and knew all the answers. Haha

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  24. Yup I was one of those kids who yelled out the answer before anyone else could just to piss the teacher off

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  25. I'm always doing most of these in class. Lol'd at the picture.

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  26. its sad to say i did all of these and became awesome at at doing it i even knew which manipulations worked for the teachers

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  27. good stuff I laughed hard.

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