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“Teachers don’t think that way…” my counselor was telling me.

Sarcasm alert: Oh… so they’re not humans? What are they, some kind of teaching humanoids devoid of human emotion? Wow… I wish you’d of told me that before! 😛

This article is based on a question that I got from a reader. It’s based on one of those feelings that we all get at different times in school. I’m going to leave out the specific questions for privacy reasons but I’m sure you’re going to know how this student was feeling.

Every once in a while you’ll get one of those teachers that won’t stop causing you trouble.

Maybe they’ll offer snide remarks.

Sometimes they’ll give you funny looks.

Sometimes you’ll notice your grades don’t seem fair.

And when it comes from a single teacher, this stuff can get pretty suspicious.

Does Your Teacher Hate You?

The usual response you’ll hear is completely wrong.

People will say that your teacher is somehow capable of keeping personal feelings about students out of their life. At the beginning of this article, I gave just one example that I’ve experienced. These kinds of lies happen all the time.

Teachers are human.

They have a positive or negative opinion about you (or none.)

That opinion does change your grade because it would be insane for it not to.

Sometimes that opinion will be your fault. (If you flipped the teacher off and called them a idiot then it makes sense for you teacher to not like you much. Right?)

Often, that opinion is your own teacher’s stupid bias. (Maybe you look like a bad student from a year ago.)

Sure… your teacher probably makes some effort to grade you fairly. (Probably.) That doesn’t mean they’re actually capable of doing that.

So you want to know if your teacher hates you?

That’s pretty hard to say with any certainty but here are the areas I’d look for:

  • Have you caused trouble for the teacher?

Did you complain about the teacher? Have you talked through class? Do you play on your phone all class?

If you’ve caused trouble for the teacher then it’s very likely the teacher has a negative opinion of you.

  • Is the teacher extra harsh on you?

Do you have any examples of times you did the same thing as someone else but got treated worse than the other person?

This is hard to be sure about because most things are subjective.

(Often teachers will say, “I grade you harsh because I know you’re capable of more.” That’s meaningless. Maybe it’s true but they could just dislike you and use that as their excuse.)

  • Have you been punished for anything?

If you haven’t been punished for anything then odds are, you’re not hated too bad.

Teachers can almost always get someone in trouble if they want to. If you’re being punished then you might be past the point of mildly disliked.

Hate Is A Strong Word – Kind Of Like Objective

Keep in mind, hate is a strong word.

Odds are, your teacher barely thinks about you.

You’re just one of a couple hundred students to them.

They might have a mildly negative opinion of you but they probably don’t “hate.”

It’s probably more like “Ughhh…. Not this kid again…”

I think some teachers grow to hate certain students but the situation often becomes obvious because the teacher starts making dumb mistakes. If you’re really hated by the teacher then the teacher will probably end up shooting themselves in the foot with:

  •  Inappropriate negative comments
  • Obviously unfair grades (not just 5-10 points)

If you start seeing these things, it can be best to…

Keep The Higher Ground & Let The Teacher Screw Up

Keep track of the times when you’re sent a rude comment or graded unfairly.

Write it down with the date and the time. Make sure to note down any witnesses and save any of the papers involved.

One rude comment can get a teacher fired but there needs to be proof of it because no one is going to believe you alone.

(Teachers and every other employee in the school are friends. You’re just a temporary resident of the school. They’ve had years to make friends with each other. They will defend each other.)

If the teacher calls you an “idiot” or some other excessively rude thing: you’re pretty much guaranteed to pass the class if you bring up the proof of this and show you’ve made some effort to pass the class.

There are less obvious ways that a teacher can cause you trouble but this often means you can still recover your relationship with that teacher. Don’t go on this “war” path unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Start, instead, with this:

How To Make Any Teacher Help You

Bad relationships with teachers can cause you problems.

That’s bad but it introduces a great opportunity to do the opposite because

Good relationships with teachers can benefit you immensely.

(Don’t go to the suck-up level because teachers and most people find that a bit repulsive.)

If you’re concerned that your teacher doesn’t like you then you have room to turn that around.

  • The harsher the teacher, the more you like them.

This doesn’t have to be true but this should be your natural habit in the way you act.

When you have a teacher that treats you poorly, you should be treating them well.

First of all, this ensure they never have anything to get you in trouble for. That helps.

Second, if you treat someone well long enough, they’ll often start to like you.

First impressions may be important but if you give the teacher a friendly smile and “How are you doing?” every single class then you’re going to make up for just about any impression they have about you.

If you have a question about their grade then you might even throw in a compliment to how thoroughly they grade your work. (Tell them, “These comments are super helpful because I’m learning a ton.”) That being said, take this too far and it’s going to be weird.

If you treat every teacher like your favorite teacher then you’re going to kick-ass.

  • ”I Like You” Rule

People like people that like them.

Does your teacher think you like them?

If not, then you’re decreasing your chance for a good relationship.

If you’re rude to the teacher then your teacher is going to think you don’t care about them at all. You might as well be saying, “I don’t like you.”

People tend to dislike people that dislike them.

If you want your teacher to like you then make it obvious you like them (or at least act like it.)

I’m not saying you go up to your teacher and say, “I like you.” (Honestly, in the right context I could see that working.)

Just be careful not to do the opposite with your actions.

Keep your negative thoughts to yourself.

Project your positive thoughts.

You might just think about this as good manners.

Your grades are dependent (to some extent) on your teachers fair judgement of you.

There are two levels of success when your fighting for better grades:

1. Don’t Be Disliked By Your Teacher

This will get you most of the way to good grades. You can be treated fairly.

2. Have Your Teacher Like You

This will make those good grades easier. It also gives you an awesome safety net if you’re getting a low grade in the class. (Teachers HATE failing students they like.)

Getting to level one should be your focus.

Once you get that far, going the rest of the way to good grades gets easier. The second level is optional.

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My Teacher Hates Me!?!? What Do I Do? – Q/A

A B&C Students Guide To Mercilessly Crushing A Students At Their Own Game (While Laughing Your Way Towards The Ivy-League)

Are you smart but getting meh grades?

The smartest students are often the ones the school system leaves behind. It’s easy to motivate a half-wit (or even almost-wit – like a horse with a carrot dangled in it’s face to get it running. Giddy-up horsey!

You would never fall for that, right? Then this is for you.

It’s easy to procrastinate when you’re getting a raw deal. That’s the smart thing to do.

Academics is a game – and its prizes are good. Really good! There is more to the story than that though. What do you have to do to get that prize? And that matters even more than the prize. Study 18 hours a day for straight-A’s and a high-paying job someday in the distant future? Ughhh… Not me. That’s for sure.

I scored near the top of my college Engineering class while studying less than 15 minutes a morning. And seriously, I don’t sound like a super genius, do I?

Hint: I had barely scraped a 1.0 GPA in high school and I wasn’t skipping and having fun with friends either – I was… dare I say… trying my best.

Big Tip: trying doesn’t matter unless you’re experimenting or already using an effective strategy. Trying without an effective strategies is a waste that can plop your grades in the stinker. First step – STOP TRYING with ineffective strategies.

You got that?

Look… I’m a bit crazy. I get it. I’ve read hundreds of books on grades, learning, and memory. I spent sleepless nights studying obscure academic journals. I swear, I even read the book “How To Read A Book” and didn’t have to drink alcohol to do it!


You wanna’ know why?

Don’t tell anyone but… I care. I was emotionally crippled by the school system. I had heartless, lazy, and downright mean teachers (and a couple good ones that couldn’t help.) It took years for me to untangle their mess…

And I went to college and beat them at their own wretched game. Top scores. Easy studying. Time to make friends and impress the ladies. (You know… the important stuff!)

But I know… I wasn’t alone and I know there are others facing similar and worse challenges than I did. And I may be out of the warzone now but I can’t in good conscience leave you behind without my arsenal.

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