These teachers just couldn't take it anymore
We all remember at least one teacher that we really loved and who helped us out when no one else would. Then again, you probably also recall a teacher or two that was especially edgy or even hostile in the classroom. Anybody can get provoked enough to reach their breaking point, but it’s basically agreed upon that people working with children or young adults should exercise more reserve than those who don’t. While it’s fair to expect more from teachers than other people… they can’t be perfect all the time.
These teachers share the tales of the times that their students needed some extra lessons.
When a Plan Backfires
I was handing out homework sheets to my seniors. Class clown type balls his up and crams it in his mouth. Class laughs hysterically. For some unexplained reason, this makes me furious, and I really want to make him look like an idiot instead of looking “cool.”
I calmly said “Eat it.”
He said “What??”
And I said “Chew it up and swallow it.” Thinking that I was calling his bluff and making him look dumb in front of everyone.
But he really chewed it up and swallowed it, then said “Can I have a new homework? I seem to have misplaced mine.” The other kids thought this was 1000x funnier than just putting the stupid paper in his mouth, so my plan was a total failure.
I went to the principal after school and said, “I maybe told Kyle to eat his homework today … are his parents going to sue or something?” And the principal thought for a moment and said, “Kyle’s parents have met Kyle. I think they’ll understand.” (fourfrenchfries)
Telling the Truth
I’m a preschool teacher, and we did a unit on dinosaurs where all week we learned about different types, hatched an “egg,” etc. On the last day, a student asked where we could go see them. I said we can only go see their bones since they aren’t around anymore. I’ll never forget the look of absolute shock on their faces. I now make sure to mention it earlier in the unit. (inspiredkitten)
I did a whole lesson on perception (sight, smell, taste, etc.), and I used Fruit Loops for a variety of tests. I had them do blind taste tests and try to choose what flavor it is. Once the whole lesson is over and doing several different experiments I told them the truth. All Fruit Loops are the same flavor. The look of disgust, sadness, and anger on their faces were amazing. These were high schoolers. Best day ever. (Reno62793)