15 Teachers Who Are As Hard to Find As a Gold Nugget

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Being a teacher is like playing the lottery — you never know what students you’re going to get. Some are restless, diligent, or funny, while others can be quite unpredictable. Finding the right approach to each and every one of them is a tough challenge, but these 15 teachers totally nailed it.

Bright Side found examples of the utmost creativity mixed with humor and kindness.

  • During an exam, our teacher said, “I’ll test your honesty and your teamwork, I’m gonna leave the room once your exam starts”. We were so desperate, and cheated the exams. Professor came back 5 minutes before the time was up and asked, “So did you share your answers with one another?”. We said yes.
    “Okay,” he said. Since you are all honest, and you proved to me that you had your teamwork as a class, I’ll exempt all of you from this exam.
    paoerfuuul / Reddit
  • An English teacher in high school asked where my homework was. I responded, “I forgot to do it” and he said to the rest of the class, “Why can’t you guys be like him? He doesn’t come up with some excuse, he just tells me he didn’t do it”.
    Scratch_That_ / Reddit
  • I had a professor who made it clear that if we ever made an appointment and didn’t show up, he’d take 5 points off of our final grade. I tried to find him during office hours, and he wasn’t available. I told him that I deserved an extra 5 points because he wasn’t available when he said he would be, and he gave it to me in the interest of fairness.
    Straightup32 / Reddit
  • My class decided to play a prank on our English teacher, by all laughing when he faced the board, and then stopping every time he turned around to face us. After a while, he left the classroom without a word. We all sat there, confused, until a few minutes later the assistant principal comes in and explains that we upset our teacher; he made us believe we’d seriously messed up. Then our teacher walked in and went, “gotcha!”.
    *******93 / Reddit
  • My high school Science teacher paused a class to tell a student off for picking on another student. Called it out as soon as it happened, in front of everyone, and that guy never went near that other kid again. Will always remember that.
    Mariospario / Reddit
  • We had to buy red punch cards to get lunch at school. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much money, so sometimes my punch card would run out, and I wouldn’t be able to eat until we got enough money to get another one. A teacher noticed I wasn’t eating every day, and she’d bring a sandwich and offer it to me whenever she saw that.
    sk8erguysk8er / Reddit
  • Instead of shouting at my loud class for not shutting up before the lesson began, my history teacher decided to quietly tell the story of a pink elephant that wanted to be an astronaut. When everyone was quiet and people started listening, he stopped mid-story.
    Cae1us / Reddit
  • A professor said she wasn’t going to have a textbook for the class. She didn’t respect the textbook representatives trying to take the pharma approach to force kids to buy a $170 access code. Instant respect. You just had to show up to the lectures, and she’d teach you what you needed to know.
    enchiladacheese / Reddit
  • My biology professor went into the bathroom with her mic on, so literally 80 people heard her pee. So she just went back, realizing what she did, and then made a bow like she just went all out for a theatrical performance. Everyone had a good laugh. She was the best professor I had ever had.
    k4Anarky / Reddit
  • A computer teacher taught everyone how to make a network cable. Then he walked to every computer and cut the network cable on their desktop and said, “Figure it out amongst yourselves with whatever resources you can attain. You can play Counterstrike once you figure it out. Good luck!”. And sat down to work on budget.
    y-aji / Reddit
  • My college English teacher wrote us a song and played it for us on the last day of class, basically telling us how much he appreciated our time together, and he can’t wait for us to grow to our fullest potential. It was an extremely difficult class, only 12 of us remained, and we started with about 40.
    ThrowAwayAcc92929 / Reddit

What teachers did you have at school? Which ones were the most memorable ones and why?

Preview photo credit k4Anarky / Reddit


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