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EXAM FEVER / FEVERISH BECAUSE OF EXAM (?)

Exam weeks are here again. Students ARE SUPPOSED to study and do their scholarly duty because that's why parents send them to school. (Unless your parents just wanna put you there during the day so they can have the place free...). But I don't think these students study enough... they don't put enough time and energy to study. So I had to do something so my students' Science grades don't go down the drain (not like it ever was).
This was last Sunday morning, during my time as warden on duty at the hostel. On a whim, I told them I wanted to do additional class and the poor souls who thought it was not compulsory can kiss 15 marks off their Science paper.  (I am famous that way, slashing marks left and right).
The students sitting on the floor arrived a bit late. I don't tolerate tardiness well.

And here we are in class during an examination. I should walk around, doing the invigilating thingy, but I don't feel like it because my feet hurt. Furthermore I BELIEVE that if you get away with cheating.... you deserve it.
(Yes, I have this twisted notion that cheating students show EFFORT! If he or she was caught doing it, well... too bad and we'll give you zeroes. So please don't get caught kids!). 

Another class... during Geography paper I think. Several students were restless way before the end because they finished early. so some decided to sleep...
And I promptly slapped one of the sleeping beauties, and they all stayed awake until the end of the scheduled time. (If you think just telling them off will just do the trick, you must not know children that well. Or do you prefer me asking them why they lack energy, as I cuddled them in my arms?)

Ahhh... this was taken seconds before that slap. Don't worry as I do carefully time my angle and force so not to cause permanent damage to so called victim(s). I am not proud being physical, but believe me, that's why we need hammers to push in nails.
Do you let students sleep during your examinations?

p.s.
- gimme an idea for a new post people!

10 comments:

Abby said...

This was very entertaining, I've spent some time teaching high schoolers! It's also interesting to note the differences and similarities between your school system and ours.

My youngest son has final exams this week. I wonder if he's sleeping.

Rock Chef said...

Exam time here too - but not for me, thankfully! I am well away from it all this time around!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I always enjoy your posts...sadistic and all :)

ShadowRun300 said...

This definitely takes me back to my teaching days. I made the right decision going into hotel management. Lol
Love the pictures in your last few posts. So interesting and the color choices were perfect! Very vibrant and fun! :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Abby;
Some might say my way is a bit barbaric. But hey, students flock around me all the same :)
Check on your son, and tell him not to disgrace your good name by sleeping in exams :P

Ramzu Zahini said...

Hello there RC;
Long time no siege eh? I see you have awaken from your deep inanimation. Now go snap some pics around and blog about them.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Hello Martha;
Sadistic and sarcastic, me. I tried witticism but the words flew over their heads.
As i cannot prod them with swords, sarcasm does the same trick.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Hello ShadowRun300;
We almost have the same nick as i use Shadowthorne (not throne). I took the pictures using my phone, my digital camera had become obsolete and am too stingy to buy a new one :)

Tomoko said...

I like the boy in the last photo very much! Good luck for him!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Tomoko;
The boy is sleeping during an examination.

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