Teen's Inspiring Lecture for Lazy Teacher Is a Must Hear (VIDEO)

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jeff BlissEver heard of Jeff Bliss? Mark his name down, stat! The long-haired teen caught giving a lazy teacher a tongue-lashing in the latest video to go viral could end up changing the world some day. Or at least turning the education system on its ear.

Teachers who are just in it for the paycheck are the lament of parents everywhere. But how often does anyone stand up and do something about them? Jeff Bliss just did. He stood up in his world history class at Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas and gave his educator what-for for not engaging her students. Just watch:


Folks, can we give this kid a medal? Get him a job working with Arne Duncan?

In case you couldn't hear everything he said as the angry teacher rudely tried to push Jeff out of the classroom, this was my favorite part:

I'm telling you what you need to do. You want kids to come into your class, you want them to get excited for this? You gotta come in here, you gotta make them excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better? You gotta touch his frickin' heart. Can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him. You've got to take this job serious. This is the future of this nation. And when you come in here like you did last time and make a statement about, 'Oh this is my paycheck," indeed it is. But this is my country's future, and my education.

He just hit the nail right on the head.

As a mom, I've been lucky to encounter only good teachers so far with my daughter, teachers who know how to touch -- to borrow from Jeff -- my kid's "frickin' heart."

But I remember all too well some of the less engaged educators I encountered as a child, and I dread the day my child ends up in one of those classrooms. Nothing kills a kid's excitement to learn faster than a teacher who can't be bothered to lead her students to drink at the fountain of knowledge.

Teachers have the opportunity to change the world one kid at a time. They actively pursue a profession that gives them that opportunity, and they sure as heck better take advantage of it ... because kids' lives are depending on them.

What do you think of Jeff's lecture? Is he right on?


Image via James Smith/YouTube

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Irela... Ireland69

Smart kid!  and the way the teacher is reply even sounds lazy!  These kids are our future and were letting them down both Parents and teachers!  what a disgrace to our Nation!

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

You never forget the great teachers. At 28, I'm still in touch with my favorite teacher from when I was15/16. I don't remember much about the material but the life lessons are priceless.

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

Go Jeff! If be proud to have that kid as my son!

nonmember avatar V

All too well. Not, to well. You must've had a lazy teacher

insei... inseineangel

I watched this earlier on MSN, and I have so much respect for that kid. I remember doing something along similar lines when I was in school, to more than one teacher. It is sad that teachers like that our the ones helping to mold our childrens minds. There is no "teaching" anymore. They recite what they read out of a textbook, they teach to test, and call it an education. What about teaching our children to think for themselves, to question, to be curious, to explore the world around them. To try to CHANGE the world around them. Our public education system has been long over due for a complete overhaul. Maybe this will be the spark that lights the fire. 

insei... inseineangel

are* not our. This is what happens when I decide to nix the morning coffee, lol.

redK8... redK8blueSt8

This kid is so right.

Check out this documentary on the education system in America called Waiting For Superman, it's on Netflix. It is both depressing and disheartening to see how the teachers unions have paved the way to education hell. Makes you want to home school.

nonmember avatar kaerae

I agree with him to a point. But I really am not into all the "you have to make learning fun." Much of life is not fun, and if the child and parents are both motivated, the child will do well even with a teacher who gives a straight lecture. You should be able to learn from dry people as well as exciting ones.

LostS... LostSoul88

Good for him! I hope this makes a huge statement and lazy techers are caught more and more. 

nekoy... nekoyukidoll

I'm wondering if the class was one of the reverse classroom models (where instruction is done outside the classroom via the internet and students use classtime for homework) and he just didn't like it; all my classes this past semester at my college did this and it does take some getting used to if you've done the traditional type classes for so long so he may have thought the teacher was being lazy and I can kinda see why but it's actually proven to be effective in terms of helping students understand the material better.

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