History PlayingWith / MisplacedKindergartenTeacher

1st Oct '15 5:53:03 AM Dephlogisticate
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* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"Why is it that Ms. Smith treats us like 5-year olds?"
13th Mar '15 9:56:46 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': Dr. Smith teaches her college or grad students that blue + yellow = green.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Dr. Smith teaches her college or grad students that blue + yellow = green.green.
** Every class at Trope State University is like this.



** The class is a remedial class that needs to go at a much slower pace than the other classes.
** Ms. Smith is an art teacher, and this bit of revision is an introduction to something a little more advanced, such as how to change the shade of the green paint.
** The school relies on standardized testing to get funding and so forth, and apparently "blue + yellow = green" is something important to the test. In other words, Ms. Smith is TheDumbledore; she doesn't appear to know what she's doing, but in fact she does.



** The class is a remedial class that needs to go at a much slower pace than the other classes.
** Ms. Smith is an art teacher, and this bit of revision is an introduction to something a little more advanced, such as how to change the shade of the green paint.
** The school relies on standardized testing to get funding and so forth, and apparently "blue + yellow = green" is something important to the test. In other words, Ms. Smith is TheDumbledore; she doesn't appear to know what she's doing, but in fact she does.



* '''Parodied''': Every class at Trope State University is like this!

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* '''Parodied''': Every class at Trope State University is like this!???



* '''Averted''':
** Ms. Smith teaches at an appropriate level.
** Ms. Smith challenges her students by giving more advanced lessons.

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* '''Averted''':
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'''Averted''': Ms. Smith teaches at an appropriate level.
** Ms. Smith challenges her students by giving more advanced lessons.
level.



* '''Exploited''': Mr. Grumpy takes stress leave, and arranges for Ms. Smith to take his classes for a while so his students will want him back.
* '''Defied''': Ms. Smith takes the job at the high school, but she soon adapts to teach high schoolers appropriately.
* '''Discussed''': "I think Ms. Smith would be happier teaching kindergarten."
* '''Conversed''': "Certainly her students would."
* '''Deconstructed''': Talking down to students makes them lose interest; it's something they already know, and their intelligence is being insulted. If they lose interest, they won't learn anything. If standardized tests are important, the students won't know how to answer the questions, and the school could lose funding, or the students won't get into the high school or college they want.
* '''Reconstructed''':

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* '''Exploited''': Mr. Grumpy takes stress leave, and arranges for Ms. Smith to take his classes for a while so [[WeWantOurJerkBack his students will want him back.
back]].
* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
**
Ms. Smith takes the job at the high school, but she soon adapts to teach high schoolers appropriately.
* '''Discussed''': "I think ** Ms. Smith would be happier teaching kindergarten."
* '''Conversed''': "Certainly
challenges her students would."
* '''Deconstructed''': Talking down to students makes them lose interest; it's something they already know, and their intelligence is being insulted. If they lose interest, they won't learn anything. If standardized tests are important, the students won't know how to answer the questions, and the school could lose funding, or the students won't get into the high school or college they want.
* '''Reconstructed''':
by giving more advanced lessons.



** Alternatively, Ms. Smith decides that if she can't do that, she's going to take a new job teaching kindergarten, preschool, or first grade. The students then learn something appropriate to their level, and she gets to teach ''her'' way.

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** Alternatively, Ms. Smith decides that if she can't do that, she's going to take a new job teaching kindergarten, preschool, or first grade. The students then learn something appropriate to their level, and she gets to teach ''her'' way.way.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "I think Ms. Smith would be happier teaching kindergarten." "Certainly her students would."
* '''Deconstructed''': Talking down to students makes them lose interest; it's something they already know, and their intelligence is being insulted. If they lose interest, they won't learn anything. If standardized tests are important, the students won't know how to answer the questions, and the school could lose funding, or the students won't get into the high school or college they want.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Reconstructed''': ???
19th Mar '14 4:22:43 PM StongRadd
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* '''Played For Laughs''': The students begin reversing the roles and teach Ms. Smith. Competently, even.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''':
???
20th Feb '13 2:20:22 AM Perey
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'''Basic Trope''': A teacher who speaks and teaches in a manner geared towards kindergarteners or first-graders, but actually teaches at a much higher grade level.
* '''Straight''': [[CloudCuckoolander Ms. Smith]] teaches her 3rd-grade class that blue + yellow = green.

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'''Basic Trope''': A teacher who speaks and teaches in a manner geared towards kindergarteners or first-graders, but actually teaches at a much higher grade level.
older students.
* '''Straight''': [[CloudCuckoolander Ms. Smith]] teaches her 3rd-grade class 14-year olds that blue + yellow = green.



* '''Downplayed''': Ms. Smith teaches her 1st-grade class that blue + yellow = green.

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* '''Downplayed''': Ms. Smith teaches her 1st-grade class 8-year olds that blue + yellow = green.



** Ms. Smith is an art teacher, and this bit of review is a segway into something a little more advanced, such as how to change the shade of the green paint.
** The school relies on standardized testing to get funding and so forth, and apparently "blue+yuellow=green" is something important to the test. In other words, Ms. Smith is TheDumbledore; she doesn't appear to know what she's doing, but in fact she does.

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** Ms. Smith is an art teacher, and this bit of review revision is a segway into an introduction to something a little more advanced, such as how to change the shade of the green paint.
** The school relies on standardized testing to get funding and so forth, and apparently "blue+yuellow=green" "blue + yellow = green" is something important to the test. In other words, Ms. Smith is TheDumbledore; she doesn't appear to know what she's doing, but in fact she does.



* '''Inverted''': Ms. Smith teaches her 3rd-grade class quantum physics.
* '''Subverted''': Ms. Smith teaches her 3rd-grade class something appropriate to that grade level.
* '''Double Subverted''': But she sings a song, does a puppet show, etc. to do so.

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* '''Inverted''': Ms. Smith teaches her 3rd-grade class 14-year olds quantum physics.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Ms. Smith speaks in a childish manner, but she teaches her 3rd-grade class something appropriate to that grade the students' level.
--> "Now, when the Big Bad Multiplication Wolf came to the Bracket House and found the Three Little Terms all hiding inside, he huffed, and he puffed, and he multiplied them all individually!"
** Ms. Smith is GettingCrapPastTheRadar, with very adult topics (alcohol, sex) disguised in her childish-seeming lessons.
* '''Double Subverted''': But she sings a song, does a puppet show, etc. Once her students catch on to do so.what Ms. Smith is slipping into her child-like explanations... they find that it's ''still'' way below their level.



* '''Averted''':

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':



* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Ms. Smith takes the job at the high school, but she adapts to teach high schoolers appropriately.

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* '''Exploited''': ???
Mr. Grumpy takes stress leave, and arranges for Ms. Smith to take his classes for a while so his students will want him back.
* '''Defied''': Ms. Smith takes the job at the high school, but she soon adapts to teach high schoolers appropriately.
26th Jan '13 7:04:41 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played Straight''': [[CloudCuckoolander Ms. Smith]] teaches her 3rd-grade class that blue + yellow = green.

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* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': [[CloudCuckoolander Ms. Smith]] teaches her 3rd-grade class that blue + yellow = green.



* '''Inverted''': Ms. Smith teaches her 3rd-grade class quantum physics.
* '''Justified''': The class is a remedial class that needs to go at a much slower pace than the other classes.

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* '''Inverted''': Ms. Smith teaches her 3rd-grade class quantum physics.
* '''Justified''':
'''Justified''':
**
The class is a remedial class that needs to go at a much slower pace than the other classes.



** The school relies on standardized testing to get funding and so forth, and apparently "blue+yuellow=green" is something important to the test. In other words, Ms. Smith is TheDumbledore; she doesn't appear to know what she's doing, but in fact she does.

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** The school relies on standardized testing to get funding and so forth, and apparently "blue+yuellow=green" is something important to the test. In other words, Ms. Smith is TheDumbledore; she doesn't appear to know what she's doing, but in fact she does.



* '''Inverted''': Ms. Smith teaches her 3rd-grade class quantum physics.



* '''Parodied''': Every class at Trope State University is like this!



* '''Deconstructed''': Talking down to students makes them lose interest; it's something they already know, and their intelligence is being insulted. If they lose interest, they won't learn anything. If standardized tests are important, the students won't know how to answer the questions, and the school could lose funding, or the students won't get into the high school or college they want.
* '''Reconstructed''': Ms. Smith notices her students losing interest, and reevaluates her teaching style, so that she's teaching lessons appropriate to the grade level of her students.
** Alternatively, Ms. Smith decides that if she can't do that, she's going to take a new job teaching kindergarten, preschool, or first grade. The students then learn something appropriate to their level, and she gets to teach ''her'' way.
* '''Parodied''': Every class at Trope State University is like this!
* '''Lampshaded''': "Maybe I should teach kindergarten next year."
* '''Averted''': Ms. Smith teaches at an appropriate level.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Talking down to students makes them lose interest; it's something they already know, and their intelligence is being insulted. If they lose interest, they won't learn anything. If standardized tests are important, the students won't know how to answer the questions, and the school could lose funding, or the students won't get into the high school or college they want.
* '''Reconstructed''': Ms. Smith notices her students losing interest, and reevaluates her teaching style, so that she's teaching lessons appropriate to the grade level of her students.
'''Averted''':
** Alternatively, Ms. Smith decides that if she can't do that, she's going to take a new job teaching kindergarten, preschool, or first grade. The students then learn something appropriate to their level, and she gets to teach ''her'' way.
* '''Parodied''': Every class at Trope State University is like this!
* '''Lampshaded''': "Maybe I should teach kindergarten next year."
* '''Averted''':
Ms. Smith teaches at an appropriate level.



* '''Enforced''': RuleOfFunny
* '''Invoked''': Ms. Smith, a kindergarten teacher, got laid off. She is desperate for work, and a nearby high school needs a teacher. Since she only knows how to teach kindergarten, well...old habits die hard.

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* '''Enforced''': RuleOfFunny
RuleOfFunny.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Maybe I should teach kindergarten next year."
* '''Invoked''': Ms. Smith, a kindergarten teacher, got laid off. She is desperate for work, and a nearby high school needs a teacher. Since she only knows how to teach kindergarten, well...old Old habits die hard.hard.
* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is. '''Deconstructed''': Talking down to students makes them lose interest; it's something they already know, and their intelligence is being insulted. If they lose interest, they won't learn anything. If standardized tests are important, the students won't know how to answer the questions, and the school could lose funding, or the students won't get into the high school or college they want.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Ms. Smith notices her students losing interest, and reevaluates her teaching style, so that she's teaching lessons appropriate to the grade level of her students.
** Alternatively, Ms. Smith decides that if she can't do that, she's going to take a new job teaching kindergarten, preschool, or first grade. The students then learn something appropriate to their level, and she gets to teach ''her'' way.



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31st Jan '12 2:35:25 PM rosebud64
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* '''Downplayed''': Ms. Smith teaches her 1st-grade class that blue + yellow = green.
27th Dec '11 10:01:51 PM ThreeferFAQMinorityChick
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** Ms. Smith only has experience teaching in preschool and/or kindergarten and has no prior experience with teaching older children.


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* '''Zig-Zagged''': Ms. Smith's high, girlish voice has the class dreading that they'll be treated like kindergarteners, but then she teaches something appropriate to their grade level with a song. Then she gives a comprehensive test on the subject and is not afraid to tell you where you went wrong. But if you've shown all your work but still got an answer wrong, you get a gold star just for trying!
20th Dec '11 11:13:10 PM WackyMeetsPractical
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* '''Basic Trope''': A teacher who speaks and teaches in a manner geared towards kindergarteners or first-graders, but actually teaches at a much higher grade level.

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* '''Basic Trope''': A teacher who speaks and teaches in a manner geared towards kindergarteners or first-graders, but actually teaches at a much higher grade level.


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