Some teachers use the evil eye method to keep their students in line. Students tend to zone out during class lectures and discussions in elementary school. But sometimes when you're zoned out, you are brought back to reality by a change in classroom mood, such as the realisation that the room is completely silent. This is a scary way to be brought back to reality, especially when your teacher is known for the evil eye. You zone back in to see a few kids looking at you, a few looking at the teacher, and many looking down at their laps. And then, when you look at the teacher, she's staring at you in an EVIL, angry way. When it happened to me, the look lasted for at least 5 seconds after I first looked into her ugly Medusa eyes. It was a very surreal and uncomfortable situation.

It was even more surreal when class suddenly started up again like nothing had happened.