Teachers are the first non-familial authority figures that we're introduced to.
Going to school five days a week, six hours a day, means you spend more time at school with teachers than you do with your family. During our twelve or so years of school, we really get to know the people who are teaching us and even may grow to admire some of them. But not every teacher is perfect (or frankly good at their job) and we do meet the worst of teachers sometimes.
Reddiot u/Goblin5456 asked people, "What's the dumbest thing a teacher ever said to you?" and people shared times when their teachers' proved to not be so great.
20. This professor didn't want to use their brain
"OMG! Taking a reading comprehension class in college for an easy A, get marked wrong on a test for saying earthquake came before earthworm in alphabetical order. Tried to challenge it and get points back and she said, 'well that's what the key says, so it must be right.'"
19. Chill out
"not so much said, but more of what she did. i had a teacher who didn't like me very much and when i messed up on a project and asked her for another blank piece of paper, she got angry with me and gave me the whole stack"
18. Check a map sometimeGiphy
"My friend once had a teacher that had no idea that Sweden was a real country."
17. To the dictionary!
"I once had a 5th grade teacher argue with me that A.D. stood for after death, and he wouldn't believe me that it stood for anno domini (latin for the year of the lord). It finally took me getting a dictionary and showing him."
16. It's called a bathroom break
"'Why are you using the bathroom you should be in class'"
15. This lazy solution for bullying
"One kid was visibly kicking me in class during 4th grade, and it was like hard kicking. One time when she was kicking me in my desk, I look over at the teacher to see him just looking at me, getting kicked. Eventually I push that girl off of me because ya know **** getting kicked and I went up to the teacher and said, 'Hey, _____ is kicking me. Can you please do something?' And this mofo responded with, 'Just don't let it bother you'. Teachers just love kids getting beat up haha!"
14. Didn't stand a chance against the teacher
"That the Romans didn't have boats, as in they were not invented until N.A. was discovered. I immediately called her out on it and she doubled down hard, 14 year old me didn't stand a chance."
13. This teacher had fake credentials
"Science teacher said you could stick a needle in your eyes' pupil and it was just air there so it wouldn't harm you. She got fired halfway through the year. Apparently she had a degree in cosmetology and not teaching."
12. What a waste of tissues
"One of my teachers was convinced that you were best off cleaning up spills with Kleenex rather than paper towels."
11. A racist teacher
"a teacher once told the class that asians are called yellow people and hispanics are red people."
10. No brains in the classroom!
"A teacher once told the class that Abraham Lincoln was a follower of Gandhi's principles. Where as Gandhi wasn't even born in Lincoln's lifetime. On correcting her, she told me to not act smart and use my brains elsewhere."
9. Miss the whole class for missing two minutes of it
"I got busted coming in late after lunch. My AP calculus teacher didn't mind, but the rent-a-cop did. It was my second warning, so they made me sit in detention during class instead of actually being in class, as punishment for missing class.
Anyhow they also had me talk to the assistant principal, who told me that when I have a job someday I can't just walk in late whenever I feel like. My response was that my boss wouldn't make me sit in the corner for an hour if I walked in 2 minutes late, but that's neither here nor there."
8. Everyone knows Scooby's cousin, Scoby Doby DoGiphy
"'It's very rude for children to correct adults'
-she'd written 'Scoby Doby Do' on the whiteboard when someone asked her how it was spelt"
7. Very childish
"'Even when I'm not smarter than you, I'm smarter than you'"
6. This happened to me in math
"My math teacher failed me on a test when i got the answer using a different method than the one she taught in class. When asked the reason for her failing me she told that only arrogant children did things in a different way and that i deserved to fail. Also was given a detention for questioning her decision."
5. No excuses
"He called one of the oceans Australia.
Granted, the map was colored weird, but still."
4. Sounds like she earned that nickname
"We were all digging through a bin to get markers for a project. I'm partially color blind and asked her if the marker I had in my hand was green. She responded with 'what are you stupid'. I paused kind of taken aback by that but before I could answer a few of my classmates jumped on her about it. She was affectionately known as Ms. *****ler."
3. They are not a myth
"'There's no such thing as negative numbers.'
I know Cyber Chase wouldn't lie to me, so why would my first grade teacher?"
2. Teachers were not ready for the future
"'You won't always have a calculator on you'"
1. Why would a student lie about that?Giphy
"I said I didn't understand the math we were doing and she said 'stop it you're lying' , I ended up having to take the same math class for the next year because I didn't get the help I obviously needed."
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