Learning a teacher’s idiosyncrasies is our job as students. Think of it this way. It prepares you for the work world. Approach it the same way, with respect first. You are there to figure out what is important to that teacher. Sometimes they will say what matters to them, but many times you have to use logic. Even if you think they don’t know what they are talking about, go with it. You may not know what you are talking about and even if you do, there’s no harm in giving them the benefit of the doubt.
Use the correct title and name when addressing them and on your papers. Follow class directions. Listen. Be there to learn. Study. These items will take care of 90% of teacher problems.
Contributor: Kimberly A. Blevins from kimblevins