Teacher Uses Gordon Ramsay Memes To Grade Homework
How times have changed academically. Many of our parents and grandparents would have got the cane for misbehaving. Lots of us would have got a big red cross if we gave an incorrect answer. Now, pupils at Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois, get feedback through little pictures of Gordon Ramsay and basketball player, Nick Young.
Ainee Fatima, who teaches English and Media Studies, shared a video of her applying the peculiar marking method online on Wednesday and it has since been viewed nearly 10 million times.
In the video, Ainee sticks a picture of NBA player Nick Young with question marks by his head on the pupil's work, indicated that their answer is confusingly far off the mark.
Remarkably, her Gordon Ramsay meme is actually used to give praise, with the sticker showing the TV chef alongside the message, 'Good work, you get a gold star for today'.
The 27-year-old teacher said the inspiration came when she was marking work at home and she wished pupils could see her face.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, she said: "I was just grading and I was really frustrated, and in my head I was just like, I wish my kids could see my face right now, because the answers they were writing were just incredibly wrong.
"So I was like, let's print out some memes. They love memes - they try to bring them up in class any way they can.
"I handed them back to the kids and immediately they were just laughing everywhere. It took a good couple of minutes to calm them down."
While the novel way of marking is undeniably more entertaining than a simple tick/cross system, Ainee said she also thinks it could be beneficial to pupils.
Speaking to Teen Vogue, she said: "I was a student who was a victim to the red marker grading while in school, and it gave me immense anxiety about receiving my paper back in class.
"I do not use a red marker, and I think the memes offer a lighthearted look at getting a bad grade."
Ainee said since sharing the video on Twitter she had been inundated in praise - and a lot of memes.
Speaking to OprahMag.com, she said: "My collection has grown because so many people have sent me memes.
"I think the confused Nick Young face meme is probably my favourite, but I'm probably going to use the Kris Jenner meme where she's saying, 'you're doing amazing sweetie,' for the A+ grades!"
Hats off Ainee on your newfound fame in the world of teacherdom. If anyone deserves the Kris Jenner 'you're doing amazing sweetie' meme, it's you.
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