I’m going to be answering a few questions about this weeks article on how to make your teachers happy without looking like a loser…
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To the questions:
Why even worry about making your teachers happy?
Because grades are usually a little subjective.
Even in math, the teachers give partial credit based on their subjective judgement.
Happy teachers = easier better grades
I know… some teachers don’t deserve it…
But it’s not about them. It’s about you.
Stay in the habits that make people like you more and you’ll be in a better position in everything you do. It doesn’t require extra effort to keep your teachers happy. It just requires you give them the same courtesy you give to random dogs you walk by.
(If they’re friendly, pat their head. If they’re not, keep a little distance and don’t dance around in a prime rib bikini. – That’s a metaphor… Don’t actually do that with your teachers.)
This is the difference between winning arguments and winning in life.
The person that wins arguments doesn’t always win in life. Let your teacher “win” the arguments. You have better things to win at.
XX teacher hates me through no fault of my own, what should I do?
I think you’re probably right. If you genuinely haven’t done anything to wrong a certain teacher – there is still a chance they’ll just not like you. (Well… I don’t get it. I think you’re awesome!)
It’s strange how that happens…
Either way… your behavior shouldn’t change. Be polite. Be respectful. Don’t give them any logical reason to complain about you.
Best case – the teacher changes their mind.
Worst case – the teacher can’t do anything to cause you real problems because you’ve been so polite. I get that it sucks…
You’re contradicting yourself! You say… don’t try to make them happy but do this to make them happy!
I love when people pay attention! Correct-ish.
The key is…
Don’t be weird about it.
Don’t be a “try-hard”
Don’t kiss their portable seat cushion
Be polite. Be nice.
And your teacher will like you significantly more than any other scenario. (Teachers often give “teacher’s pets” lower grades because teachers intentionally judge them more harshly to “stay objective.”)
These are the kinds of points that even some top students blunder on…
These are the kind of points I call “free points” in KAIC. But to clarify based on what one reader mentioned – these aren’t “free” points… they’re just points that are so easy to get that any semi-sane student can waltz their way into higher scores.
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Memorize hundreds of terms in less time than it takes you to brush your teeth
Spend more time enjoying yourself with the fun stuff in your life while STILL improving your scores
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