But did you know they also spend a lot of their time in the staffroom playing match-maker to their students?
Teachers have taken to Reddit to explain the sh*t that goes on behind closed doors that students have absolutely no idea about.
And believe it or not, match-making is one of them.
One user, CobeySmith, said that teachers “secretly try to match kids up together,” in the weirdest kind of way to kill time at recess.
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Perhaps even funnier, the dark depths of the staff room also plays host to a NFL trade-like draft, where teachers try desperately to palm off the students they don’t want in return for ones they do.
A user by the name of JaySavvy explains:
“In some places, before the school year starts, teachers will trade students like an NFL Draft. I’ll trade you Timmy and Butters for Kenny.”
However, for another user, the trade doesn’t just happen because of annoying students. It’s parents too.
“Sometimes we trade kids because we don’t like to deal with their parents,” they wrote.
It’s not just the staffroom that bears witness to teachers running just a little amuck, with one other user admitting after prom things get a little out of hand.
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"After chaperoning Prom last year, half the social studies department went to a strip club, male and female teachers alike," bcal16 wrote.