Labeled The Smart Kid In Class Made School Life Difficult

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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    Jade is 13 years old now and in 8th grade. Somewhere back in 4th or 5th grade, when school work started getting a bit harder, and homework started up, was when she was labeled the smart kid in her class. To her, she just was able to finish faster and do really well, and, honestly, she really didn't like it. Being labeled the smart kid in class made school life difficult.

    First, when you're labeled the smart kid you're expected to do things in class that no one else wants to do. For example, when the teacher says okay class, who can solve this problem, and nobody wants to do it, you can pretty much bet that your name is going to get called. And it's not even really the teachers who call on her in class, it's the other kids calling out and saying hey, Jade can do it, make Jade do it!

    But Jade didn't want to solve the problem in class just as much as the other kids didn't, but nobody seemed to understand that. Other students had envy for her because she was so smart. She would certainly graduate with honors. Just because she might have had a high IQ, that didn't mean she wanted to be treated any differently by her classmates, friends, teachers, or parents.

    Second, cheating. Jade is no angel, or a goody-goody, or anything like that, but she does find it really annoying when she's trying to finish her school work in class and other students are whispering to her to give them the answers, or begging her to let them cheat off her when the questions are hard. Cheaters are just so annoying.

    Third, expectations. The expectation on you when you are labeled the smart kid, or a genius, or whatever, is that you're basically expected to learn and know EVERYTHING! For example, last week she was working with a friend where you do stations, moving from one to the next and completing a project at each. It's not a race, but the other students treat it like one. And so there were two boys who got ahead of them in the stations, and one of them says Oh wow, I thought she was supposed to be smarter than that.

    And fourth, born a baby genius. Everybody thinks, even her friends and best friends, that just because she's smart she doesn't work hard to do well or to learn. The other students treat her like everything is easy and that she can just hang around all the time and just get good grades or get on the honor roll just by being who she is. They think she doesn't try hard, which she does, and that she doesn't feel the enormous pressure she and maybe even her parents, and teachers, put on her.

    So, when you label someone the smart kid, just remember that they're trying their hardest too, and most likely, other than the fact that they scored a little better on their test, they are just exactly like you!

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  • Infinity of Chicken

    Infinity of Chicken

     4 hours ago

    Well i was labeled as a smart kid until i shouted at every single person that wanted to copy me or called me in a lesson with a rude voice. Because i already have a loud voice people just back of so know they hardly ask me lol

  • Julia Verga

    Julia Verga

     7 hours ago

    Yes in math class my teacher was just like don’t call out the answers and oh she knows the answer and people ask me for the answers

  • **ADVENTURE KaViThA**

    **ADVENTURE KaViThA**

     23 hours ago

    I like her because she is honest and doesn't boast that she is the smart kid.if my friend was in her place,she would act like the world's most studious person 😒

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

     yesterday

    Her shirt

  • Maria Malik

    Maria Malik

     yesterday

    Ye - Well, I'm not LABELED smart, but math especially, I sound smart. The only thing is, I actually WORK HARD which makes me SEEM SMART

  • cutie gacha cookie

    cutie gacha cookie

     yesterday

    Im a smart kid tho i only get hundreds in the Star test

  • gilbert ¿

    gilbert ¿

     yesterday

    try being the dumb kid

  • THEFOODMONSTER

    THEFOODMONSTER

     yesterday

    This is just like me I am labeled like the smart kid of the class the EINSTEIN for some reason I mean I am very intelligent I get bored cause of are lessons cause I already understand them and I always have the highest grades and in class they call me the calculator or Einstein they always want to be my partner
    But they don’t care about the inside only about the intelligence

  • Katmeme Playz

    Katmeme Playz

     2 days ago

    Im labeled smart kid

  • •Aesthetics101 •

    •Aesthetics101 •

     3 days ago

    I'm labeled the smart kid and just about a week ago I got a B+ on my test and everyone in the class was like "I can't believe you got a B+" "I thought you were smarter"

  • [Insert Name Here]

    [Insert Name Here]

     3 days ago +1

    So relatable! Everyone thinks I’m the smart because just because I wear glasses and it’s getting annoying

  • Gus Gilman

    Gus Gilman

     4 days ago

    everybody gangster in the math test until the smart kid starts crying

  • A Frazier

    A Frazier

     4 days ago

    If I don’t what to do it. I DONT WANT TO DO IT

  • Alyssa Valandra

    Alyssa Valandra

     4 days ago

    Student:get bullied teacher : stop or get your ass spanked

  • Pennywise Clown

    Pennywise Clown

     4 days ago

    I was always labeled a smart kid and a genius as most of my teachers told me
    I was being bullied because I was not only labeled a smart kid but also a teachers pet and I got straight A's and I understand your feeling of ppl cheating even the bullies ask you to answer them but if you area genius and you get bullied and you tell them the answers then you are not smart and you are just one person which spends his time working at his work but not enough smart to tell the difference from a bully and a friend and what I mean by a friend is that you have a friend which likes you the way you are and not because of your intelligence and that can be annoying bcs he's your friend and you don't wanna lose him because you didn't tell him the answer and he thrdateness you to stop being friends with you so you are worried bcs you will have no one to stand on your side so warning kids be friends with ppl who like you for the way you are and not friends with a needy person

  • enclxii _

    enclxii _

     4 days ago

    Yep, this happens to me. even with art

  • Rose

    Rose

     5 days ago

    I am label as rich kid.

  • Ayat Reza

    Ayat Reza

     5 days ago +1

    I UNDERSTAND THIS SO MUCH
    everyone takes advantage and all that because i am gifted whenever i correct them they always say you and your gifted mind.
    I am still a person. I don't like being pressured. Everyone expects that i have no life and that all i do is do math all the time.
    Just because i think differently doesn't mean that i don't have other interests.

  • hazzel jane

    hazzel jane

     5 days ago

    Im good at English and if the teacher says like "Who can answer this question"Some kids will be like "She can do do it!!" And i dont really hate it :/

  • Pennywise Clown

    Pennywise Clown

     5 days ago

    I don't understand how can I write straight A's with an mensa test a 131 test and Im not that genius and I hate my life and I'm suicidal