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Useless information to amaze your students

Discussion in 'Personal' started by captain scarlet, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    I have never been to; Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC, and only been to MacDonalds once.

    What useless information have you passed on to your students?
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  2. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    How to do Maths

    Edit-qualified "I don't actually need this, my dad's gonna give me a job when I'm 16"
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  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Do you mean information they thought was useless?
    Or information I thought was useless?

    Any amount of the former
    Hardly any of the latter
    kibosh, colpee and racroesus like this.
  4. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    One of my biggest triumphs over a pain-in-the-bum lad whose dad was going to give him a job was when I asked the dad about the job on Parents Night!!! :D :D :D
  5. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    You have been circumspect..

    What did he actually say?
  6. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    He gave you the job rather than his son?
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  7. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    He was furious!! 'I'll have to put him right, won't I?'

    No!! :)
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  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I've done a similar thing, "He tells me he doesn't need to pass his exams as he'll be working with you", - "I've no idea where he got that from, why would I employ someone who can't be bothered to make an effort to do what he needs to?".
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    At the insistence of my HoD, how to create Powerpoints at age 16.

    Utterly useless given that most of them could do it since primary school.
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  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Yet last nights apprentices seemed to have no idea about colour and size.
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  11. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    They can also read and write and carry out arithmatic - why are these taught at secondary. See many who think they can few who can do it well.
  12. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I've always found that if the kids know a little about teacher as a person, this really helps, particularly with some of the lads. My OH is a petrol head so I've always driven cars out of the ordinary. Some of the lads knew more than me and used to ask all sorts of questions. One of my brothers worked for the RFU for a while so this kept me in favour with the Rugby types. I support Liverpool so celebrated the success but had to take stick when they lost. The fact that I had seen Jimi Hendrix in concert brought me another group of fans.

    To keep the girls onside, beautifully manicured nails did the trick. :)
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