Teaching is beyond just creating a lesson plan, as teachers need to think outside of the box to connect with their students. The following photos display this creativity as these teachers found hilarious ways to engage their students and teach them a lesson.
First Name Basis
Ms. Osborn got annoyed and said “Do you think we could go for just five minutes without anyone saying ‘Ms. Osborn?!’” However, the teacher than heard a soft voice from the back of the room that said, “Um…Cyndi?”
Where’s The Top 40?
Music teachers certainly do not get the credit they deserve. Not only do they have to understand how to educate children, but most music teachers are also musically-inclined. They can read music, sing, and even play instruments. One teacher had tried to inspire her middle school chorus class through Mozart. Unfortunately, classical music didn’t inspire the students, and understandably so. One annoyed student approached the teacher and said: “Mrs. Willis, we want to sing music from our generation, not yours.” However rude this was, the classics are not what will get high schoolers excited about music.
What A Nice Compliment
First-grade students are some of the best students to teach. Their minds are fresh, and their curiosity is at its peak. However, as they are young, they also have no filter. That said, you need to be very careful around these kids. One teacher, who always greeted her students as they entered the classroom, was wearing a new polka-dot skirt. One of her students paid her the ultimate compliment. A little girl looked at her teacher and with a smile said “Oh, you look so beautiful-just like a clown.” Gee, thanks.
Always Lock Your Phone
Teachers do not like seeing students’ phones out in class. Therefore, to avoid distractions, many schools have even created rules against using a phone during school hours. Unfortunately, one student didn’t abide by this rule and his phone was taken away. The teachers took it one step further as they saw they could unlock the student’s phone. They took a selfie of themselves and uploaded to the phone’s lock screen. Lesson learned. This kids won’t be taking out his phone anytime soon for fear of further embarrassment. We feel sorry for the kid, what if someone accidentally saw the picture and thought he had a crush.
Forgetting to do something correctly on a quiz could have dire consequences. Sometimes one mistake can lead to a large deduction in points. Therefore, to ease the pain of making a mistake on a quiz, one teacher created a quiz “wall of shame.” The teacher made sure to prominently display the cardinal rule of quizzes – do not forget to write your name. It should be noted that all of these students voluntarily agreed to be added to the wall, let’s not exaggerate the teacher’s cruelty. You don’t want to end up on this wall.
What Are You Drinking?
When you ask teachers what they drink most often during the day, he or she will most likely say one of two things: water (because they are talking literally all day) or coffee (because they are overworked and exhausted as a result). However, this teacher is really ruthless. He drinks “Students’ Tears.” Of course, this is not actually students’ tears, but it definitely is intimidating and gives you a good chuckle. We’re sure the students saw things completely differently. This is clearly a scare tactic so the students will better respect their students.
Big Brother Is Watching
“1984” is a novel written by George Orwell that is read by most American middle-school students. One of the prominent themes of the book is about how the government is always watching. Maybe this teacher was trying to portray that. She displayed a photo of herself on the screen looking “professorial.” Even when she is absent, she is always watching. We wonder how the students kept themselves occupied during the class and whether or not there was a substitute.
No student likes to receive homework. But, this may be an exception. This teacher gave her students several options to complete: 1. Master Kung Fu, 2. Switch religions for a day, 3. Wear a fake mustache for 24 hours, 4. Find your nemesis, earn their trust, then vanquish them (preferably with magic, and 5. In the shower, use conditioner first then shampoo just to see what would happen (I’m curious). We guess that most students completed task 5. However, we would love to hear about the students that chose any of the first four options instead.
Telfer Tells All
Meet teacher, Cal Telfer. His “bio” was featured in a school publication. Instead of answering his questions honestly, Cal Telfer decided to exaggerate the truth. This was promised to give students and the staff big laughs. Along with saying he escaped from a lab and Stephen Hawking cheated off his homework, he also goes the extra mile and makes fun of himself for being a redhead. Without even actually meeting the man, you can tell that this guy was a well-liked teacher and would be teaching for a while. We wouldn’t mind being friends with him.
Picture day is normally not something most people look forward to. Both students and teachers have one shot to land a perfect picture that will be printed in hundreds of yearbooks. However, one history teacher decided to have some fun with his photo. He dressed up like civil war soldier and had the photo printed in black and white. The teacher definitely helps bring history to life with this photo. We’re sure he had amazing teaching methods when it came to in-class action. Perhaps he had his students practice reenactment to strike in interest in adulthood.
Rick-Rolling Through Extra Credit
Rick-rolling is a prank when Rick Astley’s song “Never Gonna Give You Up” randomly appears unexpectedly, normally on the internet. We believe that this teacher had heard of this prank and used it to engage his or her students. Hopefully, her students were internet-savvy enough to know the prank. Otherwise, many young students would be utterly confused as they most likely don’t even know the song. This is amazing and extremely creative, albeit quite telling of her generation. Should we start to feel sorry for the students now or later?
Silly Teachers, Tricks Are For Kids
As we have already seen, teachers can sometimes have fun with their yearbook photos and when they do, it is usually pretty amazing. However, in this situation, it is not just one teacher, but three that have decided to spice up their photos. This had to take careful planning as the snake had to be lined up perfectly. The finished product is perfect and hilarious. Luckily, the photos are immortalized in a yearbook and can be remembered for years to come.
No Name, No Grade
Whether you are a fan of her music or not, Beyonce’s songs are played everywhere. This teacher certainly caught wind of one of her songs. In order to remind her students of the cardinal rule of putting your name on your exams, she created this poster. The caption on the poster is a play off of Beyonce’s lyrics in “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” We’re sure this inspired a lot of kids to write their name on their homework.
The Princess Lives On
Once again we have a perfect example of a teacher making what could be a nervewracking photo into a funny one. However, unlike a yearbook, your school ID is normally used every single school day. It will be seen every day by your peers. Therefore, this makes the photo almost more stressful than the yearbook photo. This teacher decided a normally smiling photo would not do. He is obviously a “Star Wars” fan and decided to dress up as Princess Leia.
Falling asleep is class normally doesn’t lead to anything good. Most of the time the student just falls behind because he or she misses an entire lesson. In this case, this aren’t going to be good for this student for another reason. Therefore, when a student does fall asleep, the teacher normally wakes the student up. However, not in this case. This teacher decided to really teach his student a lesson. When the student fell asleep, the teacher tied his shoelaces together.
Math Is Hard
Learning Math can be difficult for many students as math is extremely complex. All the theories and functions can be hard to remember and troublesome for many to grasp. This teacher knew this and decided to turn frustration into humor. She printed a poster of the internet famous “grumpy cat” along with the words “I Love Math…It Makes People Cry.” Although it may be true, the poster helps bring a little comedic relief to the subject. We can now have tears of joy instead of sadness.
Come To The Dark Side
Somehow this stormtrooper infiltrated the science department. Maybe he is trying to help the first order in recruiting new members to the dark side. Obviously, this is not a real stormtrooper, but another teacher who loves “Star Wars,” and most likely hates yearbook pictures. Who knew “Star Wars” was so popular among teachers? Then again it takes a certain kind of person to nerd out to such classics. Maybe they’ll even show the movies in class one day.
Lady Gaga Inspiration
It has been said in order to learn something it helps to relate it to something you already know. This teacher tried to take something many of her students already knew and brought it into his or her lesson. At first glance, this projection just looks like a random sequence of elements. However, when you look closer, you can see that elements correspond to the hit Lady Gaga single “Bad Romance.” This was very clever on the teachers part.
One Pass To Rule Them All
Hall passes have been a staple necessity of schools for years. In order to roam the halls, during class time, each student must carry a permission slip to do so. A hall pass can take many shapes. This teacher had amazing taste in movies as you can see. Sometimes its a piece of wood or random object and other times it is just a simple piece of paper. When writing this “Corridor Pass,” one teacher decided to get creative. He must really enjoy “The Lord of the Rings.”
You Must Belieb
As teachers always give a list of necessary items for the entire school year, teachers expect their students to come prepared. This includes pens and pencils. However, even on the first day, a teacher can expect a student to show up without a writing instrument. However, in order to negate losing any pencils or further have a student come unprepared, this teacher bought Justin Bieber loving pencils. Or perhaps she just wanted to shame the heck out of a bad student who forgot his pencil.
These students were writing their lab report, when they decided to add in a funny science joke, hoping to give their teacher a laugh. Not only did the teacher enjoy it, but he or she also further extended the joke, making it even funnier. We think that more teachers have to come to class with this unique and amazing sense of humor. When the teacher connects well with the students, the students surely do put in a lot more effort into their work.
Under The Sea
Here are another set of teachers who decided to have fun with their yearbook photos. However, they got really clever. These teachers knew that the generic blue background would be the perfect backdrop for an underwater-themed photoshoot. The use of costumes and props should be applauded. We would be surprised if anyone could think of a more creative idea. While most teachers keep it strictly stern and professional, these teachers are probably amidst the favorites.
Teacher Is No Belieber
Often times, teachers have to make up their own exams. Furthermore, he or she may change the exam each school year. This can be for a number of reasons. It could be to avoid possible cheating, from previous year students, or to just keep up with the times. This teacher certainly follows pop culture and knows Justin Beiber. However, he or she is not a fan, as the math problem calls for Justin Beiber being thrown off a cliff. While some students loved this, you know there were some who hated it.
Always Read Directions
The first rule one learns upon entering school is read the directions. The rule is embedded into children’s mind from a young age. However, as children get older, they forget that cardinal rule, as the directions are normally pretty simple – complete the assignment. However, this teacher took advantage of his naive students. The first step is to “Read Everything.” Nineteen more steps are written. However, the last step says to complete only numbers one and two.
The New Treecher
Although they do the jobs of superheroes, by educating our youth, many teachers do not have superpowers. Therefore, they sometimes need to miss work. However, one teacher decided not to miss his or her opportunity to make her absences a funny one. The teacher placed a tress at his or her desk and on the board wrote: “I am the substitute treecher.” This is definitely a pun all can appreciate. We’re sure this left the students sitting quietly in their seats for a little while.
This was definitely their best day in class. Science can be fun, especially chemistry. It is a nice break for students to be able to learn something hands-on, by doing an experiment, rather than just writing all day. This was a memorable experiment. However, for Halloween, this teacher goes above and beyond the normal experiment. This teacher lit a pumpkin on fire. It is definitely fun for her students; however, she seems a little spooked by the experience.
Reach For The Stars
Teachers always tell their students that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. Just work hard, and your hard work will eventually pay off. However, sometimes teachers are more realistic (and funny). An astronomy teacher hung this up in the back of the classroom. The poster is a picture of the galaxy and reads “When you wish upon a star, you’re a few million lightyears late, that star is dead…just like your dreams.” A little harsh but still hilarious.
Danica McKellar was a child star who became famous for portraying the girl-next-door, Winnie, in the hit coming-of-age series “The Wonder Years.” However, McKellar moved beyond Hollywood and decided to get her degree. She studied mathematics and is very good at it. She even helped create a new mathematical theorem that is named after her. McKellar is still helping solve the world’s hardest math problems and sometimes teaches. Could you imagine walking into your math class and finding Danica McKellar?!
Only Time Will Tell
Many kids dread going to school. Spending 8-9 hours in a classroom is not the ideal way most students would voluntarily choose to spend their day. Therefore, many are often found daydreaming and not paying attention. One activity many students do to pass the time is to continuously check the clock. How many more minutes do I have to sit in this class? One teacher took advantage of this and posted a sign around the clock that reads: “Time will pass, will you?”
No Walkens, Appointment Only
Many professors at universities are required to have office hours, or time, outside of class hours, students can sit down with the teacher to discuss any class material they may not understand. Some professors are lax and just post their hours online. A student can then just show up at any time during those hours. However, other teachers like to have a more strict schedule. The teacher who created this sign is definitely one of those, as walk-ins are not accepted.
Don’t Text In Class
Before cell phones, students would have to pass notes to communicate. However, that was always frowned upon by the teacher. With this new age technology of cell phones, things are working on a new level because students can chat in class but also to their friend in the next classroom over. Teachers, however, are not naive, and when he or she sees one of their students looking down at their laps, they know what’s really going on.
The Dog Ate My Homework
It’s very rare for a student to enjoy doing homework. After sitting in a classroom all day for many hours, the last thing a child wants to do is spend more time working on the information they just studied earlier that day. Therefore, it is very likely that students sometimes “forget” to do or “lose” their homework. One student lost his homework on several occasions, so one teacher decided to award him for it. I’m sure he was proud to take this home.
Holding Phones Hostage
We already discussed that teachers always know when a student is texting, no matter how stealthy a student may think he or she is being. However, some teachers don’t even want to take the chance of losing their students attention. This is one of those situations. The teacher created little slots for each of his or her students to put their phone. Therefore, no phones can be used to communicate especially when working on exams.
No Mercy On Tests
Teachers expect you always to be prepared for class. This means paying attention, completing your homework and studying for exams. Sadly, many times at least one, or all three, are not completed. This student may have failed to complete the third task, study. He or she most likely knew her tests answers were not correct. Therefore, he or she drew a fun comic for the teacher that says “Give me an A or the teddy bear gets it…” The teacher had no mercy and killed the teddy bear and gave the student a “C.”
Complete Your Work On Time
Meeting deadlines is vital in school. Teachers always give due dates for assignments. Normally each deadline is set according to the assignment. However, some students either forget or just choose not to complete the assignment on time. Many teachers do not have the patience for this. One teacher is very strict about his or her deadlines and any late assignments. He or she does not even want to see them. They only place he or she would like to see them is in the trash.
Being prepared in school is vital, or you will not succeed. This goes beyond just staying awake in class. One may stay awake but not actually pay attention to the lessons. If you don’t learn, you can’t excel. This student most likely falls into that category. On his or her test, his or her response to one of the questions was “#yolo,” which means “you only live once.” The teacher did not find this funny and responded with more hashtags: #minimumwage, #future, #McDonalds.
Open House Hustle
Open house is dreaded by not only students but also the teacher. It is extra preparation and many times parents are not the easiest people to deal with. Therefore, to make the process a little easier, and to also make a few dollars, this teacher created an “Open House Menu.” The teacher was willing to take bribes to make the students look better. This was most likely a joke, however, a clever idea. We wonder if any of his or her students actually tried to pay.
Homework can sometimes be hard for students. Therefore, a child may ask his or her parents for help. Elementary school work is always easy for parents, as it is basic knowledge. One teacher gave her students a list of scrambled words. One of the words was supposed to be unscrambled to “disappear.” However, this young child somehow found “appraised.” This is very advanced for a young child. Therefore, the teacher knew the parent helped.
The Battle of the Alamo was a fight between the Mexican Republic and the Republic of Texas in 1836. Texas lost, and the Mexicans were merciless. Texans would later use the battle cry of “Remember the Alamo!” in order to recall why they were fighting. A history teacher used this historical fact to create a funny sign for his bulletin board. The paper reads: “Things to remember…1. The Alamo.” Certainly a funny joke for any history buff.
As math teachers need to create their own exams, they sometimes have to get creative with the questions. Adding this little bit of creativity, not only makes it fun for the teacher but also helps ease a students’ anxiety while taking the test. “Yo Momma” jokes were huge in the 90s. However, they aren’t used so often today. This teacher is throwing it back while also throwing some shade at “yo momma” for his exam. This definitely a bit old school here.
Homonyms Are Fun
Homonyms are a topic every kid learns in school. Some love it and some decide to sleep through the topic completely. Almost all languages have a few words that sound the same but have different meanings. For example, cereal verse serial. Cereal is a form of breakfast grain whereas serial means repeatedly committing the same offense. Someone on their quiz wrote “cereal killer,” but the correct form is “serial killer.” His or her teacher drew a picture to help explain the difference.
Never Forget A Pen
At the beginning of every school year, teachers send a list of supplies needed for the entire school year. Teachers are not normally given the funds to buy many of these items for each of their students. Therefore, it is necessary for each student to have them their own. However, pens and pencils are easily lost. This student regretfully lost all his pens and pencils. This is the pen he received from the teacher when he asked to borrow one.