A lot of mischief goes on in classrooms and teachers are the ones who have to deal with it… But sometimes, they need to let off some steam and have a little fun.
And what better way to do this than by epicly trolling their students?
We took to the Mamamia Outlouders Facebook group to ask teachers their funniest stories, and well, we couldn’t stop laughing.
“I give my Grade 4 students completely made up words in spelling tests. So all 20 words that week will be things like squeadle, sroughtfull etc. Their faces as they try to spell the words are priceless!!!”
“My sisters sent flowers to me at school and I told the kids they were from Ed Sheeran (he was performing in Brisbane that night and was the first name that came into my head). We then listened to some of his music that afternoon and I told them he wrote the song ‘Galway Girl’ about me. ‘But you’re not Irish and you don’t play the fiddle.’ ‘He needs to be discreet so my identity isn’t revealed. My name is ERIN which means IRELAND guys!'”
“As a child I was asked to go next door and ask Mr R for a long weight. I was told to go back to class 29 mins later after a long wait.”
“Was checking the browsing history on our class set of iPads and noticed a few had internet searches with the words “nakid boobs”. Clearly I couldn’t ask students if they were searching for “nakid boobs”…so instead I ran an impromptu spelling test on the “human body”. Started with inane words like head and eyes, then eventually I finished the test with; “all babies are born naked. Spell naked.” After school, I flicked through the tests and smiled. Gotcha. Only one student spelled it “nakid” and I knew I had my culprit!” – Rachael
“When I worked as an ESL teacher in Portugal I did a whole lesson on Drop Bears with my 15-16yr old students, just as they were leaving at the end of the lesson I broke the news that drop bears are fictional, I had them totally convinced up until that point lolol.”
“When students start arriving late for last session Friday, I make sure the first 3-5mins are amazing/fun/hilarious/lolly-filled. I don’t need to say anything else; the students make sure they know they missed out.”
“I tutor so not quite teaching but I like to ask each student “are you sure?” Even on the really easy stuff like multiplication and addition.”
“Making eye contact with one student while calling on another by name.”
“When I was a casual primary teacher, if I thought the kids weren’t listening during an activity I’d always throw in a nonsense sentence and keep talking like there was nothing odd about what I’d just said (“so you need to fold the paper in half and rule a margin because the moon is made of cheese. Once that’s done we’re going to….”). Watching the expressions of the kids who were listening change as they realised what I’d said was always funny (and a good indication of who was going to complete the task well!)”
“I used to tell my (secondary) students that it was against my religion to tell students the time. The poor darlings didn’t know what to do or say to that.”
“I play a game with a crazy ball when we are stuck in the hall in wet weather. It’s hilarious watching the kids chase round this weird shaped ball that can bounce in any direction at any time. They literally run around like headless chooks.”
“I tell them that after morning tea they need to be sitting doing super silent reading. I take forever getting back from the staffroom and then spy on them through the window to see who was listening.”