When we’re around our friends and acquaintances, harmless teasing can be exchanged between us all. Everyone has gotten teased or criticized at some…

When we’re around our friends and acquaintances, harmless teasing can be exchanged between us all. Everyone has gotten teased or criticized at some point in their lives, so it’s normal to some degree. But when it comes from a person who does it constantly and is a person who is supposed to set an example for youth, that’s when it all goes wrong.   I think it’s appalling that some teachers continue to tease students they obviously dislike to the point that they’re beginning to bully them. I mean, shouldn’t teachers, of all people, be aware of when their students are being harmed by their comments? Yes, everyone has their limits, but teasing the student who doesn’t seem to be getting the subject isn’t productive. At least give them constructive criticism.   There are teachers, too, who don’t tease their students but make comments that aren’t at all constructive on their students’ work. What kind of teacher writes that the work of their student is “crap” and then doesn’t explain why they believe its quality is so shoddy? If we, as students, are expected to give constructive criticism then its a basic rule that should extend to teachers as well.   – Allyson