I love my former teacher buddies. They often send me email that only those involved in education can truly appreciate. One teaches and teaches and reviews, then on test day, it’s not only the students who are apprehensive. The teachers get a grade every time they give tests as well. We find out how successful we are at really getting the material across to the students.
The following is an example of tests on days when we do not do as well as we hoped. The email came entitled “Why Teachers Drink!” I can’t think of a better title than that. Enjoy…and then pity the teachers. In this day and age of student accountability, the teachers are on the line too.
Revealed: The student howlers that show our dumbed down exams are still too much for some pupils
No matter how far our exams are dumbed down, it seems it’s not far enough for today’s pupils.
But rather than admit defeat in the face of tricky questions, some decide to take a more creative approach to their answers.
After scouring exam papers and speaking to teachers, humorist Richard Benson has collected the worst student howlers in a new book.
You won’t know whether to laugh – or cry.
Taken from F In Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson (Summersdale Publishers, £5.99)