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How to Make the Best of Your Classes

Bruce T. Martin

Do you have a class you don’t like? A class where the subject isn’t too bad, but the teacher is just not what you’re looking for? A teacher who talks too much or too little, a teacher who has the lights too bright or too dark, a teacher who you have just overall bad communication with? You know that teacher whom you just react to when you hear you have to go to that period, you start dragging your feet, your posture lowers, you start to groan and roll your eyes because you do not like this teacher whatsoever. If you know what I’m talking about, this article is for you. 

So, what do you do? You can’t skip the class; that’s only going to make your life harder. You also can’t just walk in and put your head down because we all know that teachers’ eyes will dart right to you and ask you to pick your head up or get out. Neither help you in the case of peacefully not having to deal with your teacher while not getting in trouble. To perfectly set up the scenario, let’s also say you are unable to switch out of the class. I have found that having a friend to complain about the teacher to is helpful, but that doesn’t help when you’re in class and annoyed and at your wits’ end. 

If you build a routine for every time you enter that class and stick to it, the teacher will realize and figure out your norm. For example, we all know at least one student that comes in slams their bag onto the floor, puts their head down, then pulls out their phone. Maybe even you’ve done that. The teacher knows that that’s the student’s routine, so they pay more attention to them because of that knowledge of routine. My idea is we also use a routine, but to make the class better rather than getting us in trouble. Walk into class, ask the teacher for low lights and lower music then sit down. If the teacher complies, do this every class for 2 weeks and eventually they will just do it without having to think about it.


Have a situation your not sure what to do about? Try asking Jade Rose on the new Google Form where you can ask any questions you’d like to get advice on. It is a safe place where you can get genuine answers to your important inquiries about life.  All of them will be private, but you have the option to make your question and my answer public, and featured in the newspaper  in my advice articles (if you haven’t read them yet, check out my previous articles by clicking on my name!)

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Jade Rose, Contributor
Hi! I’m Jade Rose, a contributor on South High's Newspaper - The Chronicle! I commonly do advice pieces and opinion pieces to help give wisdom to anyone who possibly needs it. I know that sounds cheesy to say, but it’s true. I’m not someone who has had a perfect life and I don’t think many experience what a perfect life is anymore. However, I’m honest and real about life, I also like to look at the positives of life wherever I can. Some hobbies that I have are: card games, board games, playing billiards, swimming, and listening to music. I love to sit back and relax as much as I know life is trying its best to stress me out. 
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