Why Are Teachers So Annoying?

Life at School is harsh. Unfortunately. My gym teacher hates me, I’m pretty sure, and that is bad. What did I ever do to him? I haven’t done anything, but he still grills me on negative attitude.

Yesterday, we were doing a volleyball drill, and as it so happens, I was doing it all wrong. He decided to take the opportunity to tell me that whatever I was doing, I should correct it. He gave me instructions and I said OK after each one. That’s when he decided to get mad at me, just because I said OK. According to him, agreeing with him consists of negative attitude. I still don’t understand him. When I told him I didn’t understand something, he got mad at me for “talking back” to him. But how am I supposed to learn ANYTHING if he won’t let me tell him my weaknesses?

I have a feeling my math teacher also slightly dislikes me. It doesn’t show as much as it used to, though. Maybe he’s getting used to the fact that I’m going to pester  him with questions all year. But still, when you have a new student, you should give her a chance. Unfortunately, my gym teacher doesn’t know what giving someone a chance means. But hey, that’s okay. I hate him too.

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Politics… The game of Hypocrisy

Elections are coming up, people are making up their minds, and I think it’s fair to say that all (fine, most) politicians are hypocrites. Not that I’m surprised. Some will do just about anything to get voted, including putting down others (Stephen Harper, anyone?). Then, they will completely ignore all the promises they made during their campaign in favor of spending 4 years as a dictator. Therefore, it’s also safe to say that all the promises made by politicians are just a mouthful of crap.

In my short lifetime I have witnessed a few elections, although I was only really old enough to be interested in them when I was 10 (Yes, when I was 10 I paid attention to the outcomes of the elections.). One thing I have learned is that politicians are really bad at telling the truth. Also, when they get called out on it, they make a point of critisizing the others. It’s almost as if they make a point of remember what everyone but them has done wrong. Quebecans especially don’t like that. Neither do I. They hate Stephen Harper. I do too.
Please don’t get me started on why I hate Mr. Harper.

Politicians are pretty good at saying things. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty bad at doing them. Not a good way to go, if you ask me. Which is why I will never be a politician. I would probably spent most of my time yelling at party leaders for what they’ve done wrong.

I admire people like Elizabeth May. They’re politicians who can say what they really think as opposed to just trying to please the general public. She has enough following that she is included in debates, but since she isn’t as well known, she isn’t under pressure to be “politically correct”. As far as I’m concerned, being politically correct is equal to being stupid, wrong, discriminatory, or something equally unethical. (Unethical and stupid are my 2 favourite words when it comes to politicians.) We need more people like Elizabeth May in the world of politics. Plus, she’s the only female party leader. How cool is that?

Stephen Harper spends way too much time and money critisizing the Liberals, especially Mr. Trudeau, when he himself has such a bad record of doing what he says he’ll do. As far as I’m concerned, the Liberals have a better record than him. Any party has a better record than him. Canada, please do me a favour and elect the Green Party. Or anyone but Mr. Harper. And please, please don’t give the Conservatives a majority government.

Why I Hate Fitness Tests

Beep test I hate it.

Beep tests(aka multistage fitness test), 12 minute runs, Pyramid Challenges, and 3-K runs are all done for the same purpose: they’re all supposed to test your level of fitness. Supposed is the key word here. The truth is, they all do a pretty bad job of doing what they’re supposed to do, except for maybe the Pyramid Challenge.

Why The Beep Test is Stupid

The beep test. (Well, it’s actually called the Multistage Fitness Test.) You’ve all probably either done it or heard of it. You know, that test where you run back and forth before the beep? I’m personally bad at it. But it has to be done every year for Phys. Ed. class. Most people hate it. So do I.

The beep test does a really bad job of determining your level of fitness. It determines your capability to run back and forth without stopping, but not overall fitness. Fitness is, by definition, the body’s capability to distribute oxygen to your muscles during physical activity. What does the level you stop at have to do with that? That’s so stupid. What if you can’t run but you are good at everything else? What if?

Why the 12 Minute Run Should Not be a Test

The 12 minute run is exactly what it sounds like. You just run laps nonstop for 12 minutes. Again, it’s just to see how long we can run without getting tired. That is, in my opinion, an utter waste of Phys. Ed. Class but I guess teachers just love torturing us. 😦 The point is, if you want to see how long we can run without getting tired, don’t call it a fitness test. Stop wasting our time! (And torturing us. 🙂 )

Tommorow, my class is doing the 9 min. run (basically a shorter version of this so-called fitness test). I hope this is the last time I do it this year. (But then we have the 12 minute run which is more torture. Ugh.) Wish me luck! I’ll need it.

The Pyramid Challenge: Ultimate Torture

And an actual fitness test too. This one has it all! Push-ups, crunches, laps, side hops, laps… you get the idea. You start off with 3 laps, 7 pushups, 3 laps, 12 side hops, and so on. Between each exercise is a certain number of laps you have to do, and it gradually increases. Unfortunately, this is one where you cannot stop for 12 minutes unless you have finished the long list of exercises, which is incredibly hard, believe me! The number of exercises you have done determines your fitness level, so depending on how fast you can do it/if you can finish it, you may be more or less fit. Obviously the less fit people will have done less because they have more trouble doing them. It’s the hardest! And the most torture! And death! (Well, technically not since I’m still alive after doing it. Well, you don’t know that since I may actually be a zombie. 😉 ) Anyways, this one is not a waste of time ( I repeat, IS NOT! no matter how much you and I hate it!) since it actually determines your fitness level, instead of just making you run aimlessly so you can bang your head into walls. Before you ask, yes, I have seen this happen before. (I still hate it, though. I don’t learn anything from the pyramid challenge.)


 

So yeah, that’s pretty much why I hate the stupid excuses for fitness tests. And if you think the beep test is fun or useful, go ram your head into a wall.

-Rebeeks