I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post today, but something that was said to me earlier in school has really stuck in my mind and really annoyed / upset me so I thought I’d inform you on it.
I was speaking to my maths teacher – (always a mistake) about GCSE’s and life after them etc and I said that, although it is very important that I pass my maths exam, I said it wouldn’t be the be all and end all of my life if I didn’t.
Said teacher then went on and told me about how “you can’t get a good job without it” and “you wouldn’t get into any university” and “you will never earn enough money to live off without it”
While this did annoy me, this isn’t the point I’m making. He then went on to ask me to name a job where you don’t need a maths GCSE, to which I replied “A youtuber?”
This I knew immidietly was a mistake because teachers / the older generation don’t understand what this is, though surprisingly he had actually heard of Zoella. This is still not what annoyed me, what really upet me and made me really re-consider my opinion on teachers was the comment that came next he said, and I quote this:
“like you could ever earn enough money to live off youtube”
I know full well that he most likely didn’t intend to mean it in the way that he did, but that fact that he also went on to say how “it’s not a proper job” “you can’t make money from that” “you’d only do that if you where a bit thick” just made me wonder, at what point did the whole ‘teacher’s supporting their students’ thing end.
I also realise how he wouldn’t understand what youtube is properly, but the fact that he continued to slate it after I’d explained what it is upset me a little.
I don’t really know what the point I’m trying to make here is, but I just really don’t think that it is okay for a teacher to tell a student that they’re not going to become what they want when they leave school, is that not the complete wrong message that adults are putting across to students?
I do understand that it is ridiculously unlikely that I could ever become a youtuber – but the fact that he said I couldn’t makes me want to prove a point that I could..
I don’t really know what I’m trying to say other then you go after whatever you want.
Do not let anybody tell you that you can’t because you can.
It doesn’t matter what you’re maths teacher thinks 😉
See y’all soon!! Mx