Ah, teachers. Without them, where would we be? They often get a bad reputation, but they’re the ones helping us get to where we need to go in life. If you never went to school and your parents had to work all the time, where would you have learned to read, write and solve simple math problems? The answer? You wouldn’t have.
Some teachers go above and beyond to make their students understand or remember difficult concepts. Below are 15 of the coolest teachers that we’ve ever seen. We hope that you guys got to experience teachers like this because we sure as heck didn’t!
15. Big mouth
There’s nothing quite like having a theory and proving that it’s true all within the same day. For this professor, his theory was that he had a big mouth. How did he prove it? He shoved his entire hand inside of his mouth. Were his students surprised? Probably. And they were probably grossed out and repulsed, too. We hope he doesn’t grade their papers with that hand! Not until he washes it a few times. Why on earth were they talking about his mouth and how big it is, anyway? You know what? On second thought, we really don’t want to know. We can use our imagination for that one.
We’re not sure if he impressed or grossed out his students, but we’re sure that they’ll never forget this day. They’ll probably keep the pictures for the rest of their lives, too. It’s a good icebreaker. When they don’t know what to say to their friends or date, they should just show them this picture. It’ll bring up a world of questions.
14. Do the math, kids
Alright, be honest: what student doesn’t want to see her handsome professor solve an equation and turn it into a Christmas-themed math class? The answer? We’re not sure. We know for a fact, we would have loved this, though. It’s witty, he’s cute and it’s a great way to start off the holiday break. We wish that all teachers could teach like this. Give us random equations to solve that turn out to be sayings. We’d love to solve that! We could use that on our friends, family and future lovers one day! We know that this was a huge hit in the classroom, too. All the students probably have their phones out.
13. Farewell, Frodo
Okay, come on now. How cool is this teacher? You’ve got to have a massive amount of respect for this man. He’s quoting Lord of the Rings! What kind of teacher does that? We wouldn’t be surprised if he talks like Gollum when someone answers the question right! We wish that our teachers acted like this when we were in school. It was hard enough waiting for them to sign our hall pass to use the bathroom, let alone sign it like this. Where do these kids go to school? We feel like the best of the best is wherever we aren’t. Think about it—in the hit TV show Teen Wolf, they have incredibly hot guys at school. Who do we have? Nerds and really unattractive jocks.
12. Books out for Harambe
Oh, my god. If there was ever a teacher who was totally caught up on the meme culture floating around today, it’s this guy. Where did he get this wall sticker? We ask because we’re half tempted to put them in libraries around the world (as well as in our house). For those of you who don’t know who Harambe is, he’s a gorilla who was shot in the Cincinnati Zoo for “endangering” a child that fell into the pit. Whether or not he was going to hurt the child is kind of unknown, but the zoo keepers didn’t want to take any chances. So they shot and killed him. Obviously, this upset many people (especially because that species of gorilla is endangered) . So much in fact, that when election time rolled around, people actually wrote “Harambe for president” on their ballot sheet.
11. Put your tongue away!
Finally! Someone speaks the truth! We’re so thankful that a teacher was the one to print this out because if a student had done this, it would have been taken down (and they probably would have gotten a detention). More power to this teacher, right? Listen, we get that you’re “in love” with your partner and that’s perfectly okay! However, when you go as far as almost crying when you have to go to separate classes and make a huge scene while making out in the hallway, it’s not okay. That’s literally the nastiest thing that you can do in school (not to mention how disrespectful it is). Why would we (as your classmates) want to see you sucking face with someone? The answer? We don’t. Neither do your teachers.
10. Today in history
Where are these amazing teachers coming from? We never witnessed our teachers dress up! We wish we had; it could have been some awesome blackmail (or just an awesome picture that we look at from time to time). Seriously, why do we get stuck with the most boring teachers when there are teachers like this guy out there? We want to move, we’re sick of our town and how normal it is. We can almost guarantee you that the kids in this guy’s class are embarrassed to be there. Here’s a newsflash for them: don’t be! Embrace his weirdness because when you go to college, you’re not going to have teachers that do this. You’ll be begging to have more teachers like this when you’re older!
Take us, for example. We would have loved to walk into class and see our teacher dressed up like this. It’s the little things in life that make everything worthwhile, right? This is one of those little things. Embrace it.
9. Scary wake-up call
HA, this teacher looks so done. He seriously looks like he’s pondering in his head what he did wrong in life to lead him here. We can almost guess by his facial expression that this isn’t the first time it’s happened, either. Which makes us wonder if he’s one of those super boring teachers. If so, it’s no wonder his student fell asleep with his mouth wide open. We might be wrong, though. Maybe he’s a really fun teacher and this student had a late night out. It looks like he’s wearing a sports-themed hoodie. He might have been playing a sport (or watching a game) until after midnight.
Regardless, we give the teacher two thumbs up for dealing with this. We wonder how he woke his student up. Maybe he sat like that until the bell went off? God, that’s a sight that we don’t want to wake up to.
8. Too old for this
Oh no, this isn’t good. We can’t really blame the teacher, either. The handwriting is so small! We feel bad for your teacher to some extent. Either this student really, really hates their teacher and wanted to make grading the paper that much harder or their teacher is literally old and needs to retire before getting fired. Either way, we can’t blame the student. If this is their normal handwriting size, we give them props. Not many people can write so neat in such a small font! We hope that their eyesight continues to excel when they’re older, too. Otherwise, they’ll have to bump up the size a little bit.
We’ve can’t help but wonder what grade the student got. Most students would say they want an A+, but for some reason, this one doesn’t strike us as that student. We wanna say they asked for a B or a B+ for some reason. As long as they passed, who cares?
7. Anyone like memes?
LOL, we’re done, too. This was way too much for us. We’re guessing that their professor is younger than most and wants to share the meme culture with his students. Props to him; not many teachers would plan this out so perfectly. And props to this student, too! Not many people do extra credit anymore. The teacher probably knew that and wanted to test his students to see who would. Looking at memes for bonus points? Sounds good to us. We can do that all day and not get bored. Where do we sign up for this class? We’d like to take it.
We can only imagine what else he’ll come up with for extra credit. He might make his students create their own meme, which would be the easiest way to excel in class. Don’t you agree? We certainly think so. Memes are super popular right now and super easy to make. We’d pass this class with flying colors.
6. I’m out, here’s my face
Wow! This gives lazy a whole new meaning. We guess that this professor really, really needed a day off. It must have been a last minute thing, too. We wonder if there was someone to take her place? Haha, we’ve got to hand it to her, though. This is clever. We love how she put a picture of her up looking sharp and wise. It’s as if she’s there in spirit. It’s great because then we get to see pictures like this!
However, from the looks at the picture, the two students look like they’re hard at work. That just goes to show that just because your professor has the day off, doesn’t mean you will (which kind of sucks). Sure, your professor has to deal with your smart comments and remarks, but you have to deal with learning a lot of stuff in a short amount of time. You both deserve a day off! Just take a picture of you and put it on your chair the next time you want a day off, you’ll be good to go.
5. Tinder confessions
LOL, no! This is so awkward. Can you imagine what it must feel like to match with your professor on Tinder? We certainly can’t! If this happened to us, we probably wouldn’t be able to show our face in class ever again. Thankfully it was the end of the year and they might not have seen him again. Also, good on them for getting a B as their final grade! We really hope they didn’t hook up with him after they graduated, too. You know, unless he was only a year or two older and seriously good looking. Even then, it’s a little weird. Don’t you think?
4. Your new shrubstitute treecher
HA! Shubstitute treecher! That’s genius. We really hope that this teacher comes up with more hilarious puns for us to laugh at. How on earth did he think of this? Did he just wake up one day and say to himself “I’m really going to impress the students today. Honey, need the hedge trimmers!”? We need the story behind this.
Students, listen to us. If your teacher is anything like this, please don’t feel embarrassed by them. Just like you need simulation throughout the day, they do, too. It’s obvious that your teacher is a jokester, so it might be a good idea to avoid him at all costs on April Fools’ Day. We hope that the shrub (and tree) didn’t bring any unwanted bugs in! We also hope that we find the teacher who did this so we can tell them how awesome they are.
3. Watch where you put those balloons!
Oh no, Mrs. B, you’ve got some explaining to do! We wonder if she realized what she looked like when this picture was being taken. After all, there are teachers who go out of their way to be funny. The way we see it is this: if a teacher is funny, it means that the students will respect them more. No student wants a boring teacher and no teachers want to have students who can’t stand walking into their class. Also, do you see the student next to her? She looks like she’s about sick of Mrs. B and all of her antics. We wonder if Mrs. B does this on a regular basis. If so, it’s probably not funny anymore.
2. Under the sea
We love the fact that the teachers doing this are counselors. The reason we love this so much is because counselors are supposed to be fun. They’re supposed to talk to you when you’re feeling down and lift your spirits higher. What do you think when you see this picture? We think of fun! We’d love to sit down and talk to these guys when we’re feeling down in the dumps! They’d make us laugh non-stop (which is really what you need when you’re having a rough day). Jack, Josh and Kimberly, your students are so lucky to have you. We wish that all counselors were like you three!
The ocean theme is pretty unique, too! Most teachers will do something totally nerdy when trying to be “different.” You know, they’ll hold up an apple in their picture or wear ridiculous glasses. These three thought outside the box and we are so thankful we found this picture.
1. Math makes people cry
Evil! This math teacher is evil! If there’s one subject that every student hates, it’s definitely math. Knowing that grumpy cat loves math proves how terrible it really is. And unless you go into a career that has you doing quadratic equations all day, we really don’t see why math is necessary beyond fractions and decimals. Your teacher has a sick sense of humor…we like her! Not every math teacher is like this. Most of the math teachers that we had told us to suck it up and do the work or we’ll fail. This one seems like she has fun with her class. That’s all we really want, too! If you make the work fun for us, chances are we’ll do it.
We’d like to inform these students that they have the best teacher around. Where do they go to school? We’d love to meet their teacher and talk to her. Maybe she’ll teach us what we refused to learn back in the day.