Young people go to school to learn math, reading, and everything in between. They bring along their pens, notebooks, and their weird habits. Multiply that by the number of kids in one school, and the adults who work there have a never-ending source of hard-to-watch scenes.
Proving that being a kid is harder than it looks (and only getting harder), the teachers of Reddit shared the most awkward, cringe-worthy things a student has ever done in the confinement of a school building. If you ever wished you were back in high school… stop.
Not a very detailed one, but here goes. Was halfway through giving a social studies lesson when, completely out of the blue, a kid in the back row of the class shot out of his chair, screamed “fettuccini alfredo” at a volume reserved only for movie theatres, looked a round, realize his mistake, and walked straight into a bookshelf. (briarandvine)
I have a student right now who is obsessed with Animal House. You know, the 80’s movie. He’s utterly convinced that his college experience will be exactly like the movie and has wasted a great deal of time during practice telling anyone who will listen about it.
The other night I caught him boring one of my girls to death with an indepth analysis of the film, complete with a ten minute explanation of the plot, all so he could provide context for his senior quote, which is of course from the movie.
The look in her eyes said “Either help me escape or k*ll me now.”
I don’t have the heart to tell him that the college he’s going to actually banned fraternities. (SalemScout)
Happily Ever After… Kinda
not a teacher, but this story is directly from my mom, who is a high school teacher.
About six or seven years ago, during homecoming, there was a student that was desperate to get a date. He was a nice kid, but socially awkward, and didn’t understand why girls would get freaked out when he would run up to them in the hallways with a bouquet of flowers and usually some other gift and ask them to the dance. (this was before the huge popularity of prom-posals) This would have been usual high-school awkward except for the fact that it became known amongst his class that he had a list of girls to ask to the dance. This list started at his most intense crush, and even included his ex from sophomore year. Once one girl said no, he’d move onto the next. This happened for about a week, and finally someone said yes (she was this quiet sweetheart of a girl who didn’t want to see him keep getting hurt). While it ended alright, the whole process was one cringeworthy moment after another. (HobsonLaw)