even if a teacher is dead boring af remember to always try ur best to look engaged bc
1) free participation points right there
2) teachers get really nervous/irritated/upset w themselves if they are trying their best to engage a group of surly teenagers in what they're, ya kno, supposed to teach, and yall sit there like yawning, checking the clock, bein like oh whens lunch??
3) like yes i feel u i have been in the class where every second is like what m i doin with my life but if u notice ur teacher is getting frantic/repeating themselves/reaching out to ur class to respond to them just look @ their eyes and nod/smile to let em kno u are listening i guarantee u it will reduce ur teacher's stress 1000% and get u good grades
4) also if u have a "bad" teacher don't (A) slack off or (B) openly disrespect that teacher they are still ur teacher they still chose to teach hs students instead of getting an office job or something better, who knows, but like whatever they did at some level at some pt in time they chose to teach and thats fuckin hard so no matter how "bad" u think ur teacher is try to fuckin learn dont b like flaming them in class or just slacking off and flaming them out of class be respectful ur teachers deserve ur respect