Being a teacher comes with its ups and downs. The up is you have a job and the down is that that job is teaching. Teachers are valuable people in our society because they raise the next generation. But sometimes that responsibility comes with its growing pains.
These are some teachers who either need a break, a raise, a vacation, or a new class of kids that won't drive them absolutely crazy. Or maybe just a strong cup of coffee and 20 minutes of peace and quiet. Check out these everyday warriors.
This Kid Has Intuition
If you've seen The Sixth Sense then you know that kids have some eerie intuition when it comes to the other side. The other side, in this case, is what the teachers do after hours. Instead of most kids who think their teachers sleep at school, this one seemed to know where they really went. Mom, I see drunk people.
This kid added some wine glasses to the drawing to make this bender seem pretty classy. Combined with the nice clothing and the faded looks in their eyes that comes with not swearing all-day and this kid is spot on.
The Place Where The Tattles Go
If you ever complained about something to your teacher and though that maybe they weren't listening to you then you're probably right. There's only so much brain space that the complaints and rambles of a class of 4-year-olds can take up in one person's head.
Introducing the tattle can to solve this problem. Now kids can just submit their problems directly to it. They may or may not be opened and addressed, and if you can't write yet then no worries. Just yell into it and close the lid and the teacher will hear it.
The Song Of A Generation
Yeah sure, school is fun and exciting until you actually have to show up and engage with the material and that's a major drag. If you've felt the ache of a long day at work as an educator then no worries, this kid is here to vocalize that frustration for you.
You can definitely hear this song in your head. Even if you can't you probably already know the words from moaning them into your pillow every morning before getting up. It's the kind of song that transcends ages and experiences.
Using Memes To Tell It Like It Is
We all appreciate a little honesty in our educators. The worst thing is if your don't know where you stand. Some art teachers will give you an A for two pieces of gum stuck to the ends of a pencil, and others will give you a zero and call you "nasty." There's no standard.
Luckily, this teacher is out to let you know via popular memes exactly what will happen if you don't try. Just in case you're a kid who doesn't understand regular english she's using the power of memes to communicate to youth in their own language.
Life Advice You Ain't Gonna Wanna Hear
This one goes out to all you people pleasers out there. This is a valuable life lesson teachers have learned throughout the years and it's that you can't please everybody. Especially not the monsters in the 3rd grade - we've all seen SouthPark.
Does he mean that nobody's going to like you or that not everyone is going to like you? For teachers this question might've mattered on the first day, but after a while it all starts to blend together. The only thing constant is you ain't gotta care if they do or not.
This Big Lebowski Fan Needs To Elaborate
Sometimes our teachers imprint on the weirdest objects in their classrooms. See that stapler? If you touch that they will go completely berserk. Couple that with a Big Lebowski obsessed fan-teacher and you have an intense territorial situation that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
So what's exactly going on here? Did the teacher had a Lebowski bobble head that got stolen or are they demanding that the students make a sequel to the iconic movie? The latter seems more likely. Maybe he's teaching the Coen brothers and they're ducking their heads in the back.
This Teacher With Unreasonably High Expectations
We've all had an instructor that's invested a little too much in our growth. Sometimes that's a good thing and you leave the classroom feeling supported and inspired, and other times you feel like you've got the weight of the world on your shoulders. This teacher is no stranger to demanding crazy things of their students.
On Tuesday this classroom is going to have a lot of people with mustaches, new religious beliefs, and greasy looking hair. There might be one or two Kung Fu masters who've been waiting for an opportunity to learn the craft. Simple tasks right?
He Got Caught Sending Selfies So The Teacher Put It On The Board
We've all wanted to see our face on the big screen at some point. We want the recognition that comes with being famous and the star power to boot. The only problem is the closest you'll ever get is your face projected on the board because you're in trouble. Hey, at least they'll know your name.
This poor kid got a taste of stardom when his teacher projected his face onto the screen after he was caught taking selfies in class. Luckily for him this image doesn't say anything embarrassing and he doesn't have any boogers.
If A Tree Falls In A Classroom And Becomes The Supply Teacher Will Anyone Listen To The Lesson?
The answer is no. Whenever there's a supply teacher the chances of kids actually paying attention to the lesson plan falls to an abysmal percentage. That number gets even smaller when the supply teacher in question is actually a sentient tree. Their words just whistle through your ears like the wind.
If this event is the "treequel" does that mean that there were two other instances where a tree fell into the classroom and punched in as the supply? Are these kids used to this happening? The tree would make a great biology teacher but an awful math instructor.
Teacher Found A Way To Earn A Little Extra On The Side When Open House Season Comes Around
When our parents come home from parent-teacher open house we all wait with bated breath and try and play it cool while inwardly freaking out wondering what the teacher must've said about us. Don't worry, it's always going to be the same thing they read off a piece of paper about every other kid in class.
This is a great way for this teacher-turned-entrepreneur to earn a little extra cash while keeping parents and kids happy. Who cares if it's a little lie? As long as no parents take him up on that adoption he should be fine.
Pass Or Fail, Only Time Will Tell
This teacher has clearly had enough of those students who pay more attention to the clock than the time passing. They clearly cannot relate to the feeling of willing 2:30 to come faster by staring hard at the wall clock. Actually, they probably can, they just stare intensely at their wristwatch when you're not looking.
This is a great tool to scare people into working on tests and assignments. The only drawback is you can't time yourself and see how long you're taking per section. So, unfortunately, this probably has the opposite effect on grade than the teacher intended.
Paper Holders That Lets Students Know Exactly What They;re Producing
This teacher is definitely 100% done with their job before they even started it. Instead of wearing sunglasses indoors or rocking the pajama pants over their jeans to tell everyone they're over it, they decided to say it with office stationery. Classy.
These paper holders are only meant for teachers and students with good senses of humor. If you're going to intimidate your students then this is a sure-fire way to do it, so hopefully, you're all on the same page before starting. With any luck, that page won't be labeled as feces.
This Teacher Who's Got Your Texting Tactics Figured Out
This guy is hip, knowledgeable, and ready to flex his intel about cellphone usage. Don;t even bother checking your phone in class because he's got you all figured out despite how sneaky you think you're being. Good try 007, have you met the teacher with insight?
It's great how this teacher decided to project this meme up for the entire lesson rather than telling his students. It just shows he's got a flair for the dramatic as well as no patience for lies in his classroom. So if you're looking at your crotch you better not be smiling.
He Just Rick-Rolled His Students For A Quiz
The last place you expect to be Rick-rolled is a highschool pop quiz. Just imagine going about your day completely calmly and ready to learn when the soulful crooner pops up on your projector. It might just be the last place you'd expect to get meme trolled, and that makes it the absolute perfect place.
This teacher has clearly been spending a lot of time on the subreddit threads looking around only to be inundated with the 80's pop song. He's showing his students he's hip but also that he's out for revenge for the times he's had his time wasted.
Snooze And You Lose Extra Credit
It's a struggle just to get out of bed every morning when you're a student. Sometimes you're up all night watching The Office for the 6th time and that's just the priority you have. That school thing is just a faraway concern to deal with when the sun rises.
This teacher is pretty clever but clearly he's just jealous that this kid is having a power nap and he isn't. He's practically green with envy that he didn't think first that a pop quiz would be the perfect place for a quick 10.
Beyoncé Says Write Your Name On Your Assignment
We've all written a test or an assignment and forgotten to put our name on it. Maybe you forgot, maybe you're flying incognito and untraceable today, or maybe you've poured so much of yourself into the educational system that you're an empty nameless shell of a human. It's probably all 3.
Listen to Beyoncé and double-check your name's on it before handing it in. It's great advice if you're single and updating your Tinder profile too. Make sure you include your name in your bio, it'll definitely help you put a ring on it eventually.
This Teacher's Exam Monitoring Game Is Spiderman Level
When your teacher leaves the room what most people expect is that she'll exit through the door and walk away on ground level. Not crawl into the ceiling and camp out watching you write. This is really creepy, like if Big Brother was actually happening in the classroom. Come out wherever you are, Julie Chen.
How does a regular person even get up there? Aren't these ceiling tiles super vulnerable to any weight put on them? Just assuming, not like any of us have punched through any in our lifetime.
This Teacher Heard It Was Cool To Make Fun Of Nickelback
Okay okay okay, we all know Nickelback is the worst because we've heard the joke hundreds of times. The last thing we need right now is a teacher jumping on the meme train and using a Nickelback insult to make their way into their student's cool books. Get some original content Mrs. Smith.
These don't seem like such bad punishments. Actually, 90 minutes of Nickelback would be a great opportunity to tune out the school for a little while. They're not a great band but at least you're helping a teacher fulfill their dream of being relatable.
Finally An Award We All Have A Chance At Receiving
We're all familiar with the time crunch that is completing your homework before the teacher collects it in class while you're in class. You have maybe 3 minutes until she makes her way down your aisle so write fast! Or if you can't finish it just tell her you lost it - you'll probably get the same mark anyways.
This teacher has had enough of her student slacking off and his work going AWOL. But why did she have to drag the Bermuda Triangle into this? That's just so wrong.
This Essay Writing Guideline That Will "Save Your Life"
We've all gotten so many papers and handouts from teachers that claim to offer the best essay writing advice we'll ever receive. Yeah, we'll see about that. Let's put the burger method to the test and see what this baby can do.
This better save my life. I better be breathing easier and completely rejuvenated after reading this powerpoint that looks like it came from some 8-bit horror game. You probably shouldn't take the writing advice of anyone who uses neon swamp green and comic sans on a professional power point.
The Wall Of Shame For Kids Who Failed
What's an effective way to recognize your problems and improve on yourself? Subject yourself to the ritual of public shaming where others point out all your flaws. Don't worry, after you stop crying you really start to set goals and change your ways.
Notice the disclaimer in the middle — these students volunteered to be on the wall. That's one way for both the teacher and students to have some fun with failing. Or for the students to start a club of people who were traumatized by math class.
Honesty About How Well It Went
We've all probably written a letter of apology on a test or quiz at some point to try and curry favor. Hopefully, after the teacher reads the tearful apology you left on the back that took you longer to write than the actual test she'll give you a few bonus points.
Don't be surprised to get this comment when you didn't bother studying. There's a good chance that teachers who put the tests of the smart students on the bottom. That way, they can enjoy some happiness after marking 50 tests. Procrastination can be so deadly at times.
Great Way To Tell Who Might Be On Their Phone During A Test
If you ever wondered who the potential cheater in the room is, now you know with this surefire method. Just line the phones up like a suspect jail-lineup and you can really catch who the perp is. Or who doesn't own a phone. Which one is more embarrassing?
This would be a great way to really create some tension in the classroom. We all know the age-old battle between smartphones and iPhones so this is a perfect opportunity for any people looking to make friends with likeminded phone users. Or enemies with the rival technology users.
Oh You Failed? At Least You Can Still Flip Burgers
This teacher needs to seriously be taken aside and asked why they're taking out all of their anger on one kid bad at math. If failing a test is bad for your confidence imagine the emotional damage when the teacher returns the paper with a McDonald's job application attached. That's not very McNice.
Luckily for this kid, it's not a bad thing to work at McDonald's. We've all worked part time or full time at jobs people turn their noses at to make ends meet. So regardless of whether or not they fill out the application, they McRock.
Some Signage For A Worthy Cause
We're all sick and tired of seeing posters and signs advertising things we don't care about. Free appetizer at Chili's when you spend $100? No thank you. Here's finally a cause that we can get behind.
Down with Comic Cans and in with the cool stylishness of Helvetica and the simple lies of Calibri. This is a cause we can all get invested in and make waves in the font hemisphere. Soon we will rise and comic sans will forever be a stain on our past.
Drink Of Choice For This Sadistic Teacher
When people normally take photos of their teacher's mugs and waterbottles it's usually because they're drinking quite a different beverage. It's not because the teacher is drinking the tears of his students like some kind of modern mountain troll.
There's nothing quite like the refreshing taste of all-natural student tears in the morning. Best part is there's no fluoride so you don't have to worry about reading all the research done on the chemical and forming an opinion on the debate. Hard teacher work never tasted so fresh and clean.
You Shall Not Pass!
Here's another student who tried to lighten the blow that his failing test would have on his teacher by adding a cute little doodle at the end. It's a great strategy to let the teacher know you have personality, but a bad one if you really want to pass. Maybe skip the art lessons and opt for more studying next time.
This teacher is a fan of The Lord Of The Rings and their love definitely makes sense here. It's funny that they knew it was a fail before the student even finished it.
No Constructive Essay Criticism Only Something She Wanted To Get Off Her Chest
Usually, our essay comments have something to do with our essay. That's just what we're used to. However, we all know what it's like to have a relationship with someone where we don't talk outside of the designated group chat and sticky notes on the fridge. Those spaces get ugly real quick - someone is always upset about garbage day.
This teacher found that since she has no other method of talking to her students outside their paper comments, that this space becomes where she talks about everything. Everything. Oh, except the actual paper.
Senior Who Checked Out So This Teacher Went In
Let this be a lesson to all you seniors who think you run the world in the final weeks of your degree - you don't. This student was out to prove their dominance to their English teacher who was having none of that. They showed this kid who's really top dog at this highschool. Not that we didn't already know.
In true boss fashion the teacher picked the paper apart and called the student out on all of their spelling and grammatical errors. So senioritis meet red pen.
He Forgot His Pen So He Signed The Declaration Of Independence
Instead of giving this student a ball point pen like a normal person, this teacher decided to spice this kid's life up when he forgot his pen. This student forgot his pen, so when he asked his teacher for one, he obliged. He gave him the most inconvenient writing utensil to use on the planet. Nothing like taking notes with a gigantic quill pen!
Is this kid signing the declaration of Independence or is he taking a math quiz? Hopefully the teacher didn't just go out and find a feather in the parking lot for him.
Late Assignments Where They Belong
College professors are notoriously strict. But this one takes the cake for most likely to tell you exactly how it is. He's done with that old song and dance about losing %5 for every day that it's late. He's here to tell you exactly where late assignments belong.
This may be kind of harsh but he's not wrong. If it's late for no reason than you probably didn't make this a priority. Nobody wants to read something a student didn't care about and the student probably doesn't want to see their mark for this anyways. It's a timesaver.
The Weirdest Test Question
Teachers love to throw you curveballs just to keep you on your toes. Normally it takes the form of surprise assemblies or movies. But this time it came as an embarrassing question on a test.
This is a good way to really interrupt the quiet mojo of people taking a test. It's also an excellent way to start stalking you classmates. So maybe it's not the greatest idea to have students do Let's hope nobody actually chose D.
Threats In The Doodle-Sphere
This teacher quite literally jumped the gun in this situation. When a student attempted to hold a drawing of a teddy bear hostage in exchange for an "A" they found out they weren't dealing with a person interested in conflict management.
Instead of waiting around for useless things like bartering or de-escalation, this teacher decided to take matters into their own hands. It's probably safe to say this teacher won't be handling any hostage situation negotiations anytime soon. At least in the margins of tests.
Manifest Your Goals On Your HB
What's a fun way to remind yourself of your goals and ambitions? Get them monogrammed on your HB pencils! In theory this works, but in practice, this teacher used this motivational technique to embarrass their students when they forgot their pencil.
This teacher doesn't like when their students come unprepared to class. So they give them a pencil but it says this. You know what, regardless of the bullying these may cause, maybe Hailey Baldwin used to write with one of these so maybe they work.
This Teacher Knew To Quit When It Stopped Being Good
We've all be dramatic and joked that work will run us into the ground. This teacher wasn't kidding around though - they let the stop know exactly what kind of damage their paper was inflicting on them. Let's just say this kid needs remedial help.
This teacher didn't hold back at all letting this student know just how bad their work was. We've seen some pretty funny notes from teachers, but this one is afraid they might end up dying if they continue on. Honestly, we've all felt this way before that work.
No Walk-Ins Or Walkens Accepted During This Professor's Office Hours
This professor had a sign on their office door exactly saying who he wanted and didn't want busting into his office. Walk-ins weren't welcome but so weren't Walkens. Poor Christopher Walken - if he ever wanted to take advantage of his prof's office hours he wouldn't be able to.
This prof has a great sense of humor as well as great taste in actors. Walken is a noble choice that you'd proudly display on your wall at any time of day whether it was during office hours or not. Stay away Walken.
The Battle Of The Hashtags
#YOLO only works in two situations. The first being in a song with Lil' Wayne and Drake and the second being before you do something dumb. This is definitely a case of the latter, sorry Weezy.
It might be fair to say that anybody that puts #YOLO as a test answer deserves to fail. But instead of a fail, this student got a response that gave him a little bit of insight into his future. There's nothing wrong with working at McDonald's but this teacher's response is definitely legendary.
Cereal Killers Are Among Us
We've all felt a murderous rage building inside of us at the very sight of a box of Cheerios. We even feel pretty good after we've demolished a bowl of cereal. That's the rush of a true cereal killer. Oh, not the right cereal? Better tell this student that.
This teacher posted this photo on Facebook to shame their student's use of the wrong cereal. While this probably isn't the kindest way to get them to change their ways it is punny. We can hear the teacher patting themselves on the back from here.
RIP To These Student's Averages
Do you ever since something that literally has you so shocked you feel like you've died and come back to life? This teacher has. When the student's averages came in unexpectedly low, he brought in a casket to show them exactly where the stress of marking their handiwork was sending him.
This is a great stunt to pull at family dinners, office meetings, banking advisory meetings, and basically any time you're feeling stressed out and want people to know. But where did he get this casket anyways?
Cheater Who Didn't Quite Line Up Their Answers
A good rule of thumb is that if you're going to cheat on a test then you need to make sure you eyesight is good. There's no point in leaning over to the side to check out the person beside you's answers if you can't see them. Or maybe you can see them, just not quite where they go like this person.
Kudos to this teacher to figuring out what this pattern meant. Guess next time this person decides to cheat they should pop in for an eye test first. Those you definitely can't cheat on.
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Your Teacher On A Filing Cabinet
There's no such thing as too much safety - as this teacher knows. While his eye in the sky you can feel safe and secure that your belongings and tests will be graded, handed back, and recorded promptly with few nefarious characters around.
Good luck cheating in this teacher's class. He has a bird's eye view and can see any wandering eyes with ease from his little perch. So don't even bother peeking around or you'll get a peck from this avian instructor!
Don't Be The Reason Your Teacher Drinks
Multitasking - it's not just for watching TV and watching youtube on your phone anymore. Now you can multitask by drinking beer and grading student papers. These teachers doing it are definitely the ones who need it most as well.
One of the only ways to make it through a late-night essay grading session is to drink a few beers. Though, this would be stressful is this was your teacher - you have to hope your paper is on the bottom and not the top of the stack.
This Trial By Font Fire
When the ultimatum ends with or I'll "set your paper on fire" you better at least try and listen to what this teacher is telling you. They sound like they mean business. Fire is always an argument-ending threat.
If students are trying to make their short essays take up more room then they clearly haven't tried the margin trick yet where you adjust all margins by a few millimeters to cut down about 100 words per page. I mean...there's no getting around the 12 point font rule.
If I Had A T-Shirt For Every Time A Student Asked
College is like fight club. The first rule of college is don't ask the professor a question if it's clearly stated on the syllabus. With that being said, you're allowed to ask him about the basement fighting scene where Edward Norton beat Jared Leto to a pulp and what it symbolized. But only if it's not in the syllabus.
This professor has been asked a dumb question so many times that he's decided to once and for all end the conversation by getting a shirt that says it all. That's a mic drop moment.
Bae Caught Me Slipping Onto The Floor
Friends who sleep in class together stay together. No matter what life throws your way, if you have a buddy who's willing to sacrifice his education for you then that's a friend to keep around forever. Until one of you is kicked out of school, then you might need to make some decisions.
The teacher must've stepped out of the room for this. Or they're the friend pulling up a square of hard tile to sleep under their friend's desk. Either way, the sleeping student is definitely catching some Z's and some F's.