“Avoiding the Teacher’s Attention” Essay

This is an essay written for my grade 10 summer school essay writing course. As you can see from the title, this essay is about how to avoid the teacher’s attention. Yeah, that’s right. For all you timid people out there, this is a must read. Of course I don’t actually guarantee any results, but reading this will help. At least some of it is true.
This essay is written in a five by five format, which means five paragraphs and about five sentences in a paragraph. I got an A for this effort, so it means this essay isn’t all bs. Here it is. Enjoy.


Although participation in class is an important part of learning, sometimes a student should not draw the teacher’s attention. If you want to avoid getting picked, you should never ever make eye contact with the teacher. Sudden movements also will give you away. Of course, none of the above matters if you have a bad reputation in the teacher’s mind; so work hard to achieve a good reputation. Sometimes not answering questions will save you from loads of embarrassment and trouble.

Teachers are like predators. Predators are much more likely to attack if they make eye contact with their victims. The same rule applies to teachers, who will pick the student who makes eye contact. When you are trying to avoid eye contact with the teacher, pretend that you are doing something educational, like reading or writing etc.; or else the teacher will know that you are purposely trying to avoid answering questions, and he/she will pick on you. This method is easy to master and has saved me, and many others, from being “volunteered” (forced) to do something.

You also shouldn’t move suddenly when you are trying to avoid the teacher. This is because teachers, like all predators, like to attack things that move suddenly. Sudden movements show that you are afraid, and teachers will “smell” your fear. Teachers are extremely sensitive to these kinds of movements and rarely miss them. Try to limit your movements when you’re trying not to draw attention to yourself.

The most important thing you need to have in order to not be picked on is a good reputation. If you are the class clown, bad boy, chatterbox etc., the teacher will remember your name and purposely pick on you. A good reputation will earn you a sort of “sanctuary.” Teachers will not purposely pick on good students, since they think those students understand enough already. A good reputation is not only important in school, but in many other parts of your life as well.

I have taught you the basic tricks used to avoid the teacher. Use them well. Hopefully, if you are lucky, there will be a few people in your class who love to participate orally and/or your teacher doesn’t use a card system to pick victims. Being able to avoid the teacher’s attention is an important part of a student’s classroom skills, and this skill is also useful outside of the classroom. I wish you all good luck and god speed. Oh yeah, and may the FORCE be with you.

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