Teacher: There are multiple ways of solving a problem.
Me: I figured out a new way to solve it.
Teacher: Follow the instructions or get out of my classroom!
Teacher: Show your work.
Me: I did!
Teacher: You need to show every step you took numerically.
Me: It only took two steps!
Teacher: It should’ve taken five.
Me: I know. I found a quicker way to do it!
Teacher: You’re not supposed to learn that method until middle school. Also, you need to draw a picture of the problem and write at least three sentences explaining how you solved it.
Me: But it’s numbers! Words and pictures just make it confusing!
Teacher: I don’t have time of students who won’t learn! Go to the office!
Two hours later…
Teacher: Are you paying attention?
Teacher: No you’re not! You’re not looking at me!
Me: But I’m listening! You can quiz me!
Teacher: Don’t talk back! You’re distracting the other students! Go back to the office!
The next day:
Other Kids: You’re an idiot! You can’t even look at things right!
Me: Teacher! They’re bullying me!
Teacher: You need to learn to take constructive criticism. If you knew how to work with others, this wouldn’t happen.
Other Kids: Stupid tattletale…
Teacher: So, bullying is wrong. You shouldn’t insult people for being different! Creativity is good and hypocrisy is bad!
Me: Teacher, you’re a bully and a hypocrite.
Teacher: *Decides that the principal can’t handle this brat and sends her to a small room where she is guarded at all times.*
Me: *Has claustrophobic panic attack*
Teacher: If you keep throwing tantrums, you’re just going to have to stay there longer.
Autistic Support: Maybe you should lighten up a bit. She’s been crying in the bathroom for half an hour, didn’t eat lunch, and hasn’t slept in a week due to recurring nightmares.
Teacher: It’s not my fault if her parents don’t discipline her enough. Kids these days…So entitled…