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Here is an update about my History teacher.
I listened to my mom’s advice and started recording class, I asked her if she could record the lesson since yesterday we were taking notes for a test (I have history Tuesdays and Fridays) that was ganna be next Tuesday. I asked her because I take notes very slowly and like to listen to them a couple of times before writing them down, and she didn’t say anything and continued the lesson and asked if we had questions, at the right side of the screen she can see all the private chats she gets and I sent it again and just answered someone else’s question saying that is a good question but didn’t answer mine. I sent her the last chat saying the same thing but being more specific about it and telling her why I wanted her to record, I know she read my chat because she looked at the bottom right of her screen and paused for a bit, and went back to sharing screen…I waited for her to unshare the screen so she could read it but that didn’t work.
After that, I was feeling very stressed frustrated that I was struggling and left class…I don’t know if I want to keep showing up in that class because I never feel relaxed or comfortable but I don’t want to fail either.
I might change this up a little and next class that will be on Friday I’ll ask questions again and if she doesn’t answer I’ll tell her “I’m leaving class” and if she does respond I’ll tell her “so now you can see my chats”, obviously I will record the class again but before I do something stupid like the idea I just had I will have to tell my mom about it.

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I know exactly how you feel…my class is split half in person and half online (I’m online). I have this one teacher for math and science that is really old and has been at the school for decades. He intentionally just doesn’t teach the online kids, leaving us with a few math problems every day to go and actually teach the in person people. Some teachers (mostly old ones in my experience) just are not good at teaching online, and it can be SO frustrating when they (intentionally or not) ignore you and your needs.

I’m still trying to resolve this problem myself, and I don’t know your exact situation, so I would try one of these things or something like them depending on what you think will work best.

On the technical side you could:
-Record the lesson yourself. There are programs and apps out there for recording video calls, and not just built in ones. They can be a little tricky to install, but once you get them working they are usually reliable. An easier version of this might be to take a screenshot of the notes.

You could also email her or ask your mom to, but there is the chance she wouldn’t respond, so you could go to class early and join as soon as she opens the meeting, and then confront her, asking her to slow down, or maybe share the notes with you via email or a website like google classroom.

There are also quizlets on pretty much every curriculum out there made to help kids study. It’s not quite the same as learning it firsthand, but if your teacher refuses to budge or if you are confused, it’s a lot better than nothing.

Hope some of this advice can help with your problem. Good luck with your teacher!

If you’re able to, change teacher. Teachers are meant to guide you, teach you, they have some of the most important jobs in the world. And by not answering your questions she isn’t doing her jobs, she’s denying you your education. I suggest a different teacher, a lot of googling and double checking or a tutor (and I don’t mean that as an insult, just that it can help more than google). Write down all your questions somewhere, google them or straight up ask another teacher. Good luck mate!!