It’s not easy being a teacher. In fact, it can get pretty stressful, what with handling students and grading assignments and all the other tasks they have to juggle.
At the end of the day, though, teachers are ordinary people too, and may have some, er … unique ways of dealing with the pressures of the job – and by that I mean they can get downright weird sometimes.
U.S. comedian and talk show host Jimmy Fallon recently asked people on Twitter to share their teachers’ strangest moments using the hashtag #MyTeacherIsWeird, and boy, did they deliver!
Here are some of the tweets which had us chuckling and shaking our heads:
My teacher asked me to stay after class once & she tried to set me up with her son after showing me his Boy Scout picture. #MyTeacherIsWeird
— Eleanor Wiedeman (@elliewiedeman) September 14, 2016
#MyTeacherIsWeird highschool teacher caught us cutting class. Cause she was in the same coffee shop. During her class.
— Tracie Blalock (@tdixie25) September 14, 2016
All of my sisters had the same teacher. Last day of senior year he looked at me and said please tell me youre the last one #MyTeacherIsWeird
— Erin Cholakian (@erinchostyles) September 14, 2016
I once complimented my college professor’s tie. He slowly took it off and threw it to me while saying, “Keep it.”#MyTeacherIsWeird
— Joseph Little (@JoebearLittle) September 14, 2016
My Math teacher’s shirt got stuck on a nail in the wall & her shirt came off. She immediately said Welcome To Anatomy 101 #MyTeacherIsWeird
— Seth Goodtime (@SethGoodtime) September 14, 2016
My teacher ends his classes on cliffhangers. Ex:”And they all died! But we’ll get to that on Monday have a great weekend!” #MyTeacherIsWeird
— taylør kellar (@taylorkellar) September 14, 2016
In order to explain the chapter better to us, our geography teacher does squats in class #myteacherisweird
— Jess (@CloudsInLove) September 18, 2016
My jr/snr year English teacher had a giant cutout of his face, and he would just leave it around the room staring at us #MyTeacherIsWeird
— drama queen™ (@emilynotchez) September 14, 2016
In college, my professor walked in dressed as Snape and told us to turn to page 394. #MyTeacherIsWeird
— Richard Keyes (@rikyrikardo) September 14, 2016
My prof was so in love with her dog, that when it went to doggie day care, she would live stream it on the projector #MyTeacherIsWeird
— Haley Johnson (@haljoh2296) September 14, 2016
Now, similar to the age-old conundrum of chicken vs. egg, we’re not sure if eccentric people are attracted to the teaching profession, or if years of teaching tend to knock some screws loose, but either way … teachers – we salute you!
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