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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 2 months ago

Do you think a teacher with the surname “Dickinson” would be made fun of by students?

My last name is Dickinson and I am going to start teaching soon, I’m nervous that students will joke about my last name.

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  • 1 month ago

    That is hardly a name students would think twice about.  You should be setting an example to your students by showing that you are stronger than silly teasing anyway.  If any student said something awkward about your name you should have a response down pat.  Such as “Don’t be silly Billy.  I thought you were much smarter than that.”

    One of my sons principals had the name Mr Ralph.  Think nothing of that do you?  Just happened the song “Who let the dogs out came out then.”  

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  • Lili
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    2 months ago

    No.  It's a fairly common name, after all.

    If the teacher were a jerk or an idiot, some students might take advantage of the name to come up with an insulting nickname, but otherwise, it's unlikely there would be any issue.

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  • 2 months ago

    Don't be so silly.Some MIGHT, for about five minutes. Then they'll get bored.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Well I suppose if you're going to be at a middle school, then maybe. But any older than that then you gon have to just start mollywapping these mfs. Like I'm so tired of all the disrespect of teachers going on in schools, it's not even funny. Soon as anybody tires to make a dick joke, flunk they *** on the spot. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course they will make fun of you, but not to your face. If you are going to have your feelings hurt by what students think of you, you should not become a teacher. If they disrespect you in class than you need to handle that appropriately within the behavior guidelines of your school.

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course not. Charles Dickens (get the reference?) wasn’t made fun of just because of a last name. If a student makes fun of you, just be sarcastic and teach him/her a lesson to not make fun of other people’s names. You’re a teacher so students are naturally going to respect you, especially if you’re friendly. Don’t worry too much, and good luck!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you are teaching kids, kids always always have and always will make fun of their teachers.  

    If they are 16+ i.e. young adults these students are too busy learning, looking for a boy/girlfriend and socialising to care about surnames.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Oh, like Angie Dickinson and Emily Dickinson?  Yeah, THEY were made fun of a lot, or "alot" as you probably would type.  "Teacher"?   SURE you are.  Lots of teachers worry about something that won't happen.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, I had a teacher in high school named Mrs. Glasscock and nobody ever said a thing to her.

    • Jimmy C
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      I had a teacher called Miss Hiscock. We were scared of her. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Why do you do this to yourself.

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