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My programming teacher is a freaking degenerate. He spend 7 months teaching us basic stuff like if-clauses, while-loops and stuff like that over and over again - everyone was annoyed but he didn't listen to us because "some people still don't get it". (The reason for this could be their total absence during lessons but who am I to tell.)
Beginning of 2018 he realised we hadn't much time left to prepare for our final exam so he tried self-taught learning. 8 sorting algorithms, recursion, how to write classes and objects in less than a week. And of course there was a classtest about this - needless to say that like nobody passed it. He still has no clue why we are "so lazy and dumb".
One of his favourite code examples is a calculator. I don't know how many i've programmed and they've gotten more and more ridiculous. (Who the hell would want interfaces like IComparer in a calculator?)
He even wanted to convince us that for-loops can't count down (and that things like "i--" doen't exist.)
I could go on and on about this guy and his craziness.

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  • 27
    Sounds like a typical German IT/CS teacher :D
  • 3
    Oh and welcome to devRant obviously 😗
  • 8
    @b3b3 Thank you^^ and you're right he is a typical teacher. never been outside of schools (let alone real business) and got all knowledge from books.
  • 9
    I'd escalate within the school, e.g. the director. Nothing is worse than a teacher not listening to feedback.
  • 4
    @KittyMeowstika well don't even bother with real world knowledge, given your description he doesn't have basic teaching skills
  • 4
    @k0pernikus I did that already. he can't be fired because he has the status of civil servant and sadly he's mainly free in what he's teaching us. I'm complaining regulary to my department mananger about him though.
  • 5
    @Commodore he really lives in his small personal bubble. everything is a big conspiracy for him. He even makes whole lessons about bees dying because of too much exhaust emissions from diesel cars. Claims this to be helpfull for our future because it's common knowledge.
  • 3
    @KittyMeowstika oh lol, sounds like you're in for a serie about this lovely teacher
  • 5
    @Commodore sure. as soon as i find some time and a cup of tea y'all hear more about him^^
  • 2
    How the fuck did he become a programming teacher?
  • 2
    @freeme i suppose it was because of a teacher shortage/ due to "hey you know how to power on a pc so you must be a programmer"
  • 2
    Similar experience but in a Philosophy class...

    There was lecturer who would come to class and asked the same question over and over again “What is Philosophy of Language”

    We had no clue what he was all about and exams was approaching quickly. Eventually I reported him to the HOD and he was replaced.
  • 3
    I felt like I'm home reading this rant. Welcome from Hungary!
  • 3
    for-loops can't count down - got me
  • 1
    those that can't do . . .
  • 2
    @theduck I'm helping where i can. But imo it's not my job to teach my classmates. I'm just a student as they're too. I happily present every program i write in class for others and make sure they understand what my approach was.
    Sadly it isn't enough to get through all topics as he changes them really fast. We had serialisation for like one lesson and never got an explanation of what this really is.
  • 2
    @Condor oh my god she sounds like a hell of a teacher. Sad that she ruined this class for you, this could have been so interesting
  • 1
    In belgium we have good CS teachers, in the UNI of antwerp they explained a lot of stuff bt they did not play alonh lazy douchebag snob kids that wanted to 'have a job where i can sit on my ass and make money'...
  • 1
    Wow... that’s a very bad teacher 😨😨
    That’s why... learning by oneself and not bothering in classes is the best idea if one wants to actually learn 🙁
    Such a waste of time with these people...
    Hang on... and maybe talk to the higher authorities about it? 😕😅
  • 2
    @Electrux thank you. I have already talked to my department manager, nothing changed. He (teacher) is just stupid. But hey I've got my final exams in less than a week and after that I won't have to see him again.
  • 0
    @KittyMeowstika now that is a cheerful news... have fun in college! Which year are u in btw? 🤔
  • 2
    @Electrux I'm from Germany, so no college for me. At the moment I'm in second year of my (2-year) apprenticeship for IT-Support. It's completely in school.
    After that I'll do a 3 year apprenticeship for qualified IT specialist with specialization in software development which will be part-time school and company.
    Maybe I'll go to a university in far future, but i'm not sure now.
  • 0
    @KittyMeowstika what do u mean no college for u in Germany? Last I remember, colleges in Germany don’t even charge money right? 🤔
  • 2
    @Electrux depends on the state. Some do, some not.
    And i have to excuse: i confuse college way to often with university. In Germany we have normal schools which can teach you up to 13 years - best case. (You've got your 'abitur' then assuming you passed final exams) this qualifies you for studying at a university. (Except for some courses where you need to reach a certain grade or have additional qualifications) this is all free where i live.
    College would probably translate to 'Fachhochschule' which is something similar to a university but with less good certification possibilities.
    As far as I know american students go to highschool then college and then university, right?
    This is the difference. You can do that too in Germany but normally it doesn't make sense, as you get you "university-entrance-ticket" with a passed final exam (Abitur). (Except if you're trying to get a qualifying certificate for a university course and you don't already have 'abitur')
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    Oh wow... that makes sense... and is actually cool 🤔😎
    Ok then good luck for ur future 😁
  • 3
    Are u in my college ? Cause I have a similar teacher
  • 2
    @KittyMeowstika in the US we have colleges and universities and yes universities are usually more prestigious.

    However we are a lot more loose with the terms in conversation.

    Also just to confuse the fact a bit more universities generally have multiple colleges of study within them, but you get a degree from the university.
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