Crazy teachers can be good or bad, depending on what it is that makes us remember them as “crazy” in the first place. Read the 15 stories below and decide for yourself which camp these educators fall into…
#15. Are you not entertained?
“I had a professor in college who gave so little fucks that he would pit his students against each other in political debates for his own entertainment and laugh at how stupid everyone was. (This was a music class)”
#14. Just a little
“I had a history teacher in HS who was a little nuts. He was a ‘Nam vet (tunnel rat) and still seemed a little off. One day while we were taking a test, the substitute teacher in the next room was letting her class get too loud and rowdy so he pulled a decommissioned hand grenade out of his desk, walked out into the hall outside her door and yelled “fire in the hole!” and tossed it in.
After a couple gasps and screams, he popped his head in and said “good, now that I have your attention, quiet the f$&@ down, my class is taking a test…””
#13. An absolute psycho
“My year two teacher, Mrs Shepherd, was the most ridiculous teacher I ever had. I was sent to the headmasters office because my handwriting wasn’t neat enough (I was 6). One time, my friend finished all his work and asked if he could go outside and play in the sandpit (a reward offered up to good kids). She agreed and he went off to play. 10 minutes later she comes screaming outside asking him what he thinks he’s doing. It transpires that she said he ‘could’ go outside to play, but she never said that he ‘may’ go outside to play. She was an absolute psycho.”
“Fourth grade music teacher grabbed a student by the neck and picked him up off his feet.”
#11. Honestly hilarious
“My high school history teacher:
He locked half my class in a storage closet for 45 minutes, which was honestly hilarious.
Threw softballs at people who fell asleep in his class. It wasn’t a gentle toss either. He full on launched them across the room.
He also made us sing Yellow Submarine for like 10 minutes.”
#10. Certified sane
“My old bio teacher used to tell everyone he was a werewolf. This included jumping on the tables and howling.
He had a certificate certifying his sanity stuck up next to the whiteboard along with a picture of a house with a single chickens foot like underneath it. He used to tell us it hopped around on a full moon.
There was also a black stick the size of a nunchuck handle, with runes carved in it, which he used to hit the desks if he wanted everyones attention. Apparently he used to have a black box you’d stand in if you were misbehaving, though that wasn’t a thing anymore once I had him as teacher.
I remember he always used to give the boys shit but never girls. Funny enough as we grew up he treated us with more respect, eventually got fired for stealing supplies from the school.
There’s some other bits and pieces but I think I’ve gone on long enough!”
#9. Permission granted
“Agriculture/ biology science teacher.
He hit a kangaroo on his way into work one morning, so he brought it into class for us to dissect. Apparently he had to call multiple government departments to get permission. 15 teenagers armed with scalpels, standing around the corpse of a 6ft kangaroo, with instructions to keep the tail for his dogs to eat.”
#8. I bet they just loved her
“my 4th grade teacher gave extra credit to students who brought in dead birds. then she kept them in the teacher’s freezer, where the other teachers kept their food. In hindsight I bet they just loved her for that.”
#7. Licensed no more
“he used to work as a movie cameraman and always talked about it.
One of his antics was holding the door shut when someone tried to come back to class if they went to the bathroom. One time a girl was coming back and kept saying whats the password to her while holding the door shut..this was 20 minutes of him keeping it closed
He always talked about how he almost dated Khole Kardashian. But some reason it fell through, i forget what he said about why it failed
He always talked about how he wrote a movie script for a movie he wanted and he sent it to Robin Williams, but the day after he sent it he killed himself. He always joked he he killed him with how bad his movie was
he lost his teaching license in like 2015 though”
#6. No business
“We had a regular sub who was well known for her outbursts of anger. She had a kid and I knew her (went to a different school though) and she had no business raising a child. One day she got pissed at a kid, picked up a pair of pointed scissors, opened them so two points were present and threw them AT the child, like 13 years old. Luckily they missed. Never saw her again.”
#5. School of hard knocks
“Our Woodwork teacher was fired after chasing a student around the classroom trying to beat him with a 2 by 4.
I once walked into his staff room without knocking and he berated me and told me that he and the other teachers could have been having an orgy and that I should always knock before entering.”
#4. There was much, much blood
“I had an archaeology prof who, just one minute into his ‘first class, cool skills, impress the freshthings’ demo of flint tool making – well, there was much, much blood, off to ER, 12 stitches, class cancelled…”
#3. You no longer have to be a dick
“According to state standards, we were supposed to read Machiavelli’s The Prince in our AP English course but our teacher said all the concepts were outdated and you no longer had to be a dick to get things done so he assigned us Catilgone’s The Book of the Courtier instead.
We were all bummed out because this was back in ’96 when Tupac released his Makivelli album and that “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” line was cool.”
“My history teacher. 1. Pretended to hang himself 2. Grabbed his dick in front of the class 3. Told kids in my class that if I died it would be beneficial to the gene pool. 4. Married his former student.
Oh btw: This guy graduated from Harvard.”
#1. The worst thing
“My 6th grade teacher. Evidently didn’t care much about teaching her students, would constantly give punishments for minor things. Would flirt with the principal every time he showed up to class. Not necessarily something that determines character, but she constantly wore high heels and was known by the students to have a tramp stamp and have a “whale tail” when she leaned forward a bit (gives you a bit of imagery).
I think the worst thing she did was that when I said something mean to a classmate in the line to go to lunch, instead of giving me some punishment on the spot like not getting recess or just talking to me, she grabbed the local police officer that would occasionally be around the school for safety and asked him to talk to me while she went off to her lunch. The police officer was a super nice guy, but as a kid in elementary school, saying one bad thing and having to talk to police was one of the most anxiety inducing moments in my life.
Edit: forgot to mention that she became a kindergarten teacher after I left and eventually got fired because she left her classroom alone for over 20 minutes without getting someone to watch the kids. My friends and I guessed that she went out to her car to drink alcohol that she probably had stashed there.”
Do teachers start off crazy or does teaching make them that way? Hmm.