All The Single Papers
Pop star and musical legend Beyonce Knowles is often referred to as Queen B – and this teacher wanted a slice of her success. Using the woman who coined the saying “if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it”, the teacher altered the famous song’s lyrics by swapping them with “if ya wanted a grade, ya shoulda put ya name on it.” It may sound ridiculous, but it gets the point across.
Revenge Is Best Served Cold
Angela was having a hard time balancing her personal and professional life, but there were certain things she was not willing to give up on – even if it came at the expense of her beauty sleep. What she did not anticipate, however, is for her student to catch her trying to catch up on the homework she assigned her class while still wearing the outfit she wore to the bar the previous night. But do not fear, revenge was coming.
Knowledge Is Power – Physical Power
This teacher was trying to teach her student about the laws of gravity, and without noticing, she was forming the perfect example. Needless to say that this proximity might be too close for comfort, at least that’s what we are getting for the confused look plastered on the teenage girl’s face. We can’t say we would feel comfortable having someone lean over this way either…
A Foot For A Foot
If you are going to stay up all night and play video games despite the fact it is a school night, there will be consequences. This pupil had no idea what was coming when he dozed off in the middle of class, but the last thing he would have anticipated was that his teacher would stop the class in order to get even. While the rest of the students sat there and giggled, the teacher bent down and tied his student’s shoelaces together. That’ll teach him!
You’re My Only Hope
Looks like the teacher, Brain Dennert (or should we say, Princess Leia?) lost his way again. The Royal High School in California is known for enforcing strict security measures, which is why each member of staff must have their ID card with them at all times when on school property. However, it is not really easy to understand what the teacher actually looks like, as he could easily be mistaken for an intergalactic princess holding a blaster.
Belieb At Your Own Risk
Being a Belieber, or a Justin Beiber fan, is mostly embarrassing to those above a certain age since his mainstream music is associated with tackiness. However, there is no denying the young star is worth millions, make one record-breaking hit after another and selling out completely in whatever venue he is set to perform. Still, it seems this teacher found that her students are not admirers of the “Baby” singer, since receiving this pencil is a form of punishment.
If you are going to confiscate your student’s phone, why not make the most of it and swap the background picture with an incredibly embarrassing one of the school staff?
Look At My Body
It is a well known fact that teachers often need to make sure they are acting in a way that would be an example for their students. Young Sarah, on the other hand, took things slightly too far when she made it her life’s mission to teach her students about the human body. Using her own anatomy as demonstration, she bought a tank top and tights printed with the muscles and internal parts of the human body and proudly wore it around school.
Looking at this brilliant composition, we cannot help but wonder if these teachers knew they were going to have a blue background for their yearbook photos, or if they just brought many costume options and went along with whatever felt right in the moment. The outcome is hilarious, and there is no doubt in our minds that if the teaching staff in this school handed out awards for Most Valued Educators, Jack, Joshua, and Kimberly would win by a landslide.
The Opposite Of A Mermaid
Students often attempt to scrape extra points by rambling on pointlessly, thus making their answers longer, or coming up with funny illustrations, begging for mercy when giving the final grade. More often than not, teachers laugh off these attempts and disregard the request – but not this teacher. In fact, this teacher was in such high spirits, he decided to award every pupil four bonus points for one student’s drawing of what he referred to as a “man dolphin.”
Time To Retire
Times have definitely changed since these teachers were students, in many ways. Putting aside certain standards, curriculums, and involvement of parents, technology is now highly felt and dominant in the education system. Not only have computers taken the place of printed materials, but now, giving out a written assignment will most likely involve jargon of the online social media sphere, which is foreign to many teachers, just like the one who wrote he’s “too old” to read and understand what his pupil wrote.
Some By Fire
When a wasp flies into a classroom, there are two things you expect to happen – people will scream, and people will run for their lives. It is actually quite funny how, no matter how small the bug is, it is human nature to fear its sting. However, this teacher wanted to teach its students a valuable lesson in bravery, which is why is grabbed a torch and flammable spray – and set the wasp on fire. Call it a sixth sense, but we feel an anti-animal abuse protest coming.
Sin b/Tan b=Cos b
By pairing the students’ learning curve with memorable pneumonic devices, the teacher is guaranteed to get the most out of their lessons. Most students presumably learned ‘SOHCAHTOA’ when they were studying trigonometry, yet this math professor comprehended that in order to take things one step further, he needed to remind the students that when the sine of b is divided by the tan of b, it equals the cosine of b. Altogether, it is easier to remember this when written as cos b, or “[Bill] Cosby.”
Walkens Not Accepted
The Oscar winning sandy hair colored actor who is well known for both his immense talent and somewhat nervous disposition, also known as Christopher Walken, is not the only one forbidden from walking into this school’s principle’s office. In fact, it does not matter if you two have starred in Pulp Fiction or Catch Me If You Can – if you do not have a scheduled appointment, you are not going to get a meeting. Walken’s stern expression is proof of that.
The Gift Of Math
Not only students get restless towards Christmas break, as everyone looks forward to the festivity of the holidays and getting to spend time with their family after being apart for so long. This teacher was also looking forward to a well-deserved break, especially seeing as how he taught math and his less than appreciative students were not fond of the subject. To uplift their spirits and change their attitude, the teacher decided to dress up with a Santa Claus hat and write out the most suitable math problem.
May The Force Be With You
We are going to guess that the person who drew this Star Wars reference dreamed of being an art teacher, but had to settle on their second preference instead: physics. Too bad this sketch was drawn on a whiteboard, as this means that it can easily be erased. A work of art like this should be immortalized on a canvas or print, as it is not often one sees an attempt to tie physics to pop culture.
Passing The Time
Suffering from exam stress is no laughing matter – in fact, a significant percentage of the American youth are known to suffer from the condition. Exam stress is frustrating in the sense that it can make those who studied for months on end completely blackout during a test since they are so nervous about time passing and the influence the exam will have on their final test that they have no recollection of what they learned. It’s safe to say a sign like this isn’t helping.
Those Who Can’t Do, Teach
Getting a good grade can make someone’s day – especially if that someone spent a lot of time studying and worrying about the test. And just as Sarah thought her day could not be getting any better, she received this paper back with an A+ and an additional comment that made her appreciate her English Literature teacher more than ever before. In fact, it was not only Sarah who ‘nailed it’ on her test – but her teacher did with this response, too.
Lord Of The Plagiarism
Getting an F on a paper is alarming – it goes to show that you have not done your proper research or put in the effort. This student, on the other hand, not only slacked off when writing the assignment but he “directly lifted, word for word, from Philip French, who just happens to be the critic of the year. To make things worse, the text was copied from a well-known website of The Guardian. The stamp, although stating the student failed, is a cushion softening the blow.
Cheating might get you a pass in one test, but it is really worth the risk of getting caught, and as consequence, expelled? Even if a student is confident enough that luck is on his or her side, you would think the sheer guilt would be enough to put them off the stunt. To make sure the right choice is taken, this teacher has taken his job requirements to a whole new level – by sitting on a ladder and watching all his students from above.
Hands Off The Piano
Music teachers tend to be eccentric, but this sign is pure genius. Instead of hanging up the usual “do not touch” sign, the teacher thought of leaving the students with a different message, adding a tongue in cheek joke explaining that unless you are that musical genius that was Mozart, you are not allowed to play the piano without permission. And since the praised and celebrated Mozart is no longer amongst the living, the chances of a student having his reincarnated soul are slim to none.
Game Of Spoilers
Some like to skip towards the end of the book to know the final outcome prior to reading through all the chapters, but when it comes to Game of Thrones, there is no such thing. The books turned TV show has taken over audiences like an epidemic, leaving almost no one untouched. Therefore, when this teacher threatened to spoil HBO’s most-watched series, his demand for silence was met almost immediately. Now that is one way of getting what you want from the students!
Missing In Action
Josh Hance thought that the timeless excuse “the dog ate my homework” was overplayed, so he came up with one that seemed more likely than his family pet having a less than healthy appetite – “it went missing.” His teacher, Mrs. Azrai, thought his excuse was rather creative at first, but over time it made less sense. Eventually, his ability to misplace his homework resulted in his teacher granting him the not so prestigious or glamorous ‘Bermuda Triangle’.
The Elements Of Gaga
Pop icon and A-list star Lady Gaga released a tremendously successful single in 2009 titled “Bad Romance”. This chemistry teacher was very witty in grabbing his students’ attention – he used the periodic table in order to recreate the intro of the Lady Gaga’s song, which ensured that they would remember this random collection of elements. Just imagine showing up to a science test and humming Lady Gaga to remember the correct answers. That is a guaranteed A+ in both music and chemistry.
Maria had only recently graduated with a bachelor degree in education, but could not wait to begin working as a teacher. That is why she began teaching as soon as she got out of college – but her students were no amateurs. They could spot an inexperienced teacher when they came across one, which is why they swapped her chalk board eraser with a sponge drenched in bleach. However, if they thought their teacher hadn’t come prepared, they had another thing coming!
Cal Tefler-English Teacher
Cal Telfer might seem like your ordinary English teacher, but when the student put in charge of the yearbook approached him with a simple request to describe where he is from, Mr. Telfer knew this was finally his chance to break out of his shell and show a different side to his beloved students. This just goes to show that despite what many might think, just because they are educators and grade papers, that does not mean that teachers do not have a sense of humor.
A Titanic Endeavor
If you have not seen the 1997 bank breaking blockbuster that put both Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on the map, Titanic, the good news is that you now have a film to watch on your next movie night. The line, “draw me like one of your French girls,” comes from the scene in which DiCaprio’s character, Jack Dawson, has an intimate moment with Rose, played by Winslet. This hilariously displayed skeleton is asking students to label all its bones, referencing the movie.
Green With Envy
This woman dreamed of becoming a history teacher since the very first time she heard a famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. The quote was the following: “The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” Hearing this, she knew she was going to get her Masters in Education and History – despite all those who claimed she is not capable of achieving such things because of her looks. Well, she proved them wrong.
When a teacher does not show up for class for whatever reason and a substitute is sent to take her place for the day, students usually run wild and free as they feel like there is no authoritative figure there to set order. This teacher knew very well that if she would not show up, no work would be completed that day, which is why she had the substitute project a slide with her picture on it looking serious and professional, to set the correct tone despite her absence.
Best Homework Ever
It may seem as though teachers enjoy giving homework out of spite, but the truth of the matter is that it is actually more work for them than it is for the kids. Teachers have to grade papers, check homework and read assignments during the weekends and late at night, seeing as how they all have to be at school throughout the day. That is probably why this teacher decided the only homework she is going to assign for Christmas break was something she wouldn’t have to check.
You Shall Pass
Gandalf is better known for wildly roaring “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” while evil creatures attempt to conquer the Fellowship of the Ring, but in this case, Gandalf chose to use his power differently. He was determined to assist a student, who he named Frodo, in navigating the halls of his high school. Nevertheless, it is quite noticeable that this teacher thought hall passes were pointless since he claimed that they were traveling from the Shire to Mordor, a Lord of the Rings reference, too.
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Growing up in the South, this teacher never thought that she would return to her old school and teach 3rd graders. In fact, if you would have asked her of her fondest memories as a child, she would have said that listen to her favorite teacher teach the class about Geography took her back to feeling as though she was where she belonged. That is why she left her job as a lawyer and pursued a different dream – and boy was she glad she did it.
Wall Of Shame
Seeing as how social media has taken over our lives to the fullest extent, we automatically protest when it comes to shaming. However, this teacher used his power to promote public shaming in a funny way, and this strategy was proven to be an effective learning tool. Only silly mistakes were mentioned on this wall, such as “I forgot to put my name on a quiz” and “I forgot a negative sign.” The only thing is, students would probably want to get up on that wall of fame/shame.
Snake In The Class
Why have an ordinary, boring yearbook picture when you can show off your school staff friendship in a way that will leave everyone in tears? This terrific trio was already well-known for their shenanigans around the school, but this was pretty crazy – even for them. Overall, the attempt to pull off the ultimate joint picture prank came out well. Let’s just say that if it was revealed that these three were drama or art teachers, we would not be surprised.
Stormtroopers were often useless in their duties, considering they failed to stop Luke from achieving his goal of destroying Darth Vader and his headquarters. Still, somehow it seems that one of their ranks succeeded in infiltrating this high school’s science department. Unfortunately for this Stormtrooper, it seems, he has found himself caught up in the life of a teacher, meaning that he has not been able to send useful information back to headquarters. At least he can take comfort in the fact that his presence was eternalized in this yearbook.
The Tears Of Students
This teacher had quite enough of his students making faces and complaining over the smallest and most insignificant matters, and no way was he going to teach a class the entire school year knowing he needs to tip-toe around his pupils. For this reason, he thought he would come up with a creative solution to the constant whining – place a sticker on his water bottle with text reading “students’ tears.” That way, the grumbling would be lowered to a minimum.
History Come To Life
If you consider yourself to be dedicated to your job, maybe you should think again. This guy makes all other professionals look as though they are not putting enough effort, as his yearbook picture puts all other educators to shame. Awarded the title of Best History Teacher Ever, this man made sure his black and white photo would look as authentic as possible, and he even went as far as to dress in a civil war soldier’s uniform, completing the replica with a stern expression.
Rick Rolled In Class
No one likes tests – especially if they come as a surprise and did not give the students enough time to prepare. The music teacher in charge of this test felt bad about surprising his students this way, but as a teacher, it comes with the job. That is why he thought about adding a little pick me up at the end of the test – a question about the song his students knew very well. That way, a pass was a given grade no matter how they did.
All Play No Work
Looking back at first grade, it seems all we ever did was draw, play, sing and generally have fun. As we moved up a grade, lessons became harder and school turned more demanding, which is understandable, but also much less fun. For this reason, this teacher decided to become a first-grade teacher – so that her students would always look back and remember how much they loved her – unlike the horrible math teacher they will have in the not so distant future, for example.
Join Me – for Microbiology!
This Professor felt like his class was losing interest in his lectures on Microbiology. Thankfully though, being the creative and open-minded person that he is, he devised a clever solution to make his classes both interesting and engaging! It’s no secret that nearly everyone is a Star Wars fan. Most of us will even root for the bad guys just because they’re so cool. So he decided to dress up like Darth Vader for an entire lecture. Because why not?
Bribery For Good News
An open house meeting can be a particularly stressful period of the year for parents and students alike. It’s the one time of the year that the parents of students get a chance to talk directly to their teachers. This means that the truth about what you’re doing in class is likely to come out – depending on how well the teacher likes you, of course! For a small price, this teacher will spin a story for you and possibly even get you off the hook!
Most of us tend to forget how hard teachers work to make sure that students stick to their due dates. The truth is that every curriculum has certain deadlines and dates that even teachers have to stick to, so when students hand in late assignments, it delays the whole process and means that they have to work extra time. This teacher skipped the usual speech and simply left a clear written warning for all who did not meet the deadline for their assignments!
We tend to forget that teachers are people too and that they have a sense of humor just like the rest of us. Well, at least some of them do! This teacher thought he’d try and catch a few students out while writing their science test by posing a rather funny scenario! Instead of using a typical science test scenario, the teacher prompted students with a “Yo Mamma” joke! Who knew there was a science to “Yo Mama” jokes? Hilarious!
An Adequate Substitute
Josh went to get help from his teacher, knowing that if he planned on passing the mid-term fast approaching, he needed some extra work – and he needed it fast. He arrived at his teacher’s office during his lunch break and knocked several times on her door, but when no response was heard, he pushed the door open to come face to face with this cardboard cutout. If this was a Halloween prank, drawing a freaky face would have gone a long way.
A Colorful Lesson
This teacher had enough of his students clowning around while he was trying to teach them about biology, so he figured it was about time they had a taste of their own medicine. Instead of wearing his usual suit and tie to school, he showed up at his 9 am class dressed up like a clown – a red, puffy nose, colorful tie, and rainbow themed wig were used to prove his point. From them on, it is safe to say the teacher was treated with the respect he deserved.
At first glance, it may seem as though the student became the master, but the truth is that this clever student simply wanted to make his teacher smile – and boy did he succeed. Not only did he hand in this assignment of describing their chemistry experiment flawlessly, but he also added a little joke at the end of the written, graded work. We doubt this earned him any extra points, but it is good to see this teacher has a healthy sense of humor.
The Easiest Exam Question
Coming up with questions for quizzes are no fun – they require a lot of thought, especially when it comes to multiple choice questions, as they have to come up with the answers too. Mr. Gann was writing this test late at night and felt utterly exhausted, which is why he wrote a ludicrous final question, reading: “just answer ‘A’ …. no tricks, just answer A and you will get this question right.” Still, we can’t help but wonder if any student answered something else.
Grumpy Math Teacher
Being a teacher demands certain qualifications, but being a great one that students are able to relate to is a whole other matter. This lovely woman falls into the latter category, since making sure her students are at the top of their game and pass with flying grades is not enough for her. Therefore, she sought a different approach to make herself more accessible – through the language of memes. Evidently, her favorite meme was Grumpy Cat, which she made a poster of and hung in the classroom.