A lot of us are still nostalgic for the good old days when the only things we’d have to worry about were getting to class on time and doing our homework. When you finish school, you might start to realize just how awesome some of your teachers were. They’re the authority figures who always put in extra effort when explaining topics to you. They’re the everyday superheroes who’d give you life advice. They’re the artistic souls who would spend hours on colorful signs and charts just to make learning more fun.

Bored Panda has collected a wide variety of informative, supportive, hilarious, and just downright awesome signs that teachers have put up in their classrooms. Scroll down to see the best of the best, and remember to upvote the pics that you liked the most.

Do we have any teachers, professors, or other educators in the crowd tonight? We’d love to hear what tips and tricks you rely on to help your students learn better. You can leave us a comment or two at the bottom of this article, dear Pandas.

Bored Panda wanted to learn more about the role of being an educator, the importance of visual aids, and the secrets to making eye-catching signs, so we reached out to Lisa McLendon from the University of Kansas. Lisa is the William Allen White Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Coordinator at the Bremner Editing Center at KU.

"Visual aids, audio aids, written aids—they’re all good. Presenting information to students in more than one format can help students grasp it more quickly and easily," she told us. Scroll down for our full interview with Lisa.

#1

Anatomy Teacher With His Drawing Lecture On A Chalkboard

Anatomy Teacher With His Drawing Lecture On A Chalkboard

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Natalie
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4 months ago

Wow

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Lisa from the Univesity of Kansas gave Bored Panda some very useful advice on making striking signs for education. "I’m more of a word person than a designer, so I tend to keep signs really simple:

  • High contrast: Dark type/light background.
  • Uncluttered: Nothing there that doesn’t need to be. Just because your program lets you add sparkles, icons, gradient backgrounds, etc. doesn’t mean you should use them.
  • Clear: People read signs at a glance, so use a typeface that is easily readable (many script fonts are hard to read), a size that is large enough, and concise wording."
#2

A Rule My Teacher Made

A Rule My Teacher Made

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

fair is fair

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My Teacher Had This On The First Day Back From School

My Teacher Had This On The First Day Back From School

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

This one is very accurate! I remember the feeling and it was aaaaages ago :D

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Bored Panda was also interested in hearing Lisa's opinion about how much educators should go beyond simply teaching the curriculum.

"The best professors engage with their students, demonstrate a love of learning, and support students in their studies and as they launch their careers. For me, this means keeping an eye out for potential internships, staying connected with my own network to keep my skills and connections fresh, writing reference letters, talking with students about career paths and their plans, and generally helping them succeed however I can. Academics have some power to shape students’ futures, but mostly it depends on the students’ own interests and efforts," she said.

Being a teacher or professor is no easy task even in the best of times. But during a global pandemic? Things are harder than ever and some academics are finding it hard to adapt to rapidly-changing rules and regulations.

Teacher Kevin, who has 20 years of experience being an educator and counselor, previously told Bored Panda that the Covid-19 lockdowns have been “very taxing” for a lot of staff. The shift from live to online teaching hasn’t been easy and the older educators especially have generally had a harder time adapting.

 "The older teachers who are not technologically literate simply couldn't keep up," he said.

#4

This Drawing That My History Teacher Did On The Whiteboard

This Drawing That My History Teacher Did On The Whiteboard

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

History and art! WOW, the teacher has talent,

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#5

One Of The English Teachers At My Highschool Put This In The Hall Outside Her Door

One Of The English Teachers At My Highschool Put This In The Hall Outside Her Door

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Just moove out of the hallway.

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#6

Chemistry Teacher Made Their Classroom Ceiling The Elements

Chemistry Teacher Made Their Classroom Ceiling The Elements

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

As someone who frequently stared off into space during chemistry class, this probably would have educated me a lot.

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"Although I can use tech well, building and maintaining open lines of communication with students is surprisingly difficult. Students are less comfortable writing an e-mail for help than asking in person. Covid will dramatically change how we teach, which will include more online options moving forward,” the teacher told Bored Panda.

It’s not just visual queues and gorgeous charts that can help students learn. According to teacher Kevin, music can be a great tool as well. It helps students focus and gets them in the right mood for learning.

#7

This Sign At An Elementary School Art Classroom

This Sign At An Elementary School Art Classroom

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heidi hunt
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4 months ago

Wonderful message

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#8

One Of The Teacher's At My New Zealand School Drawing

One Of The Teacher's At My New Zealand School Drawing

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heidi hunt
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4 months ago

Wow beautiful

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Found In A High School Science Classroom

Found In A High School Science Classroom

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"Music is a highly undervalued tool. Plan to attempt some data collection on whether music can help certain students during specific tasks. Playing remixes of the same song during the entirety of a week's lesson, then allowing students to listen to that soundtrack during test-taking has potential,” he wanted to share some of his wisdom with everyone.

#10

These Posters In My Math Teacher's Classroom

These Posters In My Math Teacher's Classroom

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
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4 months ago

That "How to do math" is killing me.... Now with enough distance it's fn hilarious 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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#11

Special Needs Teachers Put This Up Today

Special Needs Teachers Put This Up Today

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

Love this to the moon and back!

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Recently Found This In The Language Corridor Of My School, Hope You Enjoy

Recently Found This In The Language Corridor Of My School, Hope You Enjoy

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Got Myself 4 Dwarves
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4 months ago

Bitch, please - I am that Scottish person talking fast. We are invincible

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"New educators need empathy and emotional intelligence over topic mastery. I truly believe the best teachers are the ones who can empathize best with their students, as they can understand how a student made a mistake, and how to fix it. Students are extremely stressed, and making the work more difficult does not equal a better education. Collaborate to make reasonable goals," the educator said that support and being able to relate to students are key.

#13

This Is The Sign Hanging On The Piano In My School's Band Room

This Is The Sign Hanging On The Piano In My School's Band Room

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Auntriarch
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4 months ago

Snort-laugh!

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Found In My Local Elementary School

Found In My Local Elementary School

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karla Meixnerová
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4 months ago

This should be not only in every school, but at every work, public places etc. In every country. Just everywhere.

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#15

Found Out My Kid Had This On His School Classroom Wall All Year

Found Out My Kid Had This On His School Classroom Wall All Year

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

His reputation resonates throughout.

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Meanwhile, an educator’s role isn’t limited to imparting knowledge just within the confines of the school, either. Primary school teachers Tom Rose and Jack Parnnett from the United Kingdom shared with Bored Panda just how hectic things can get when you go on a class trip. No number of quality signs that you make in advance can really teach your class to be calm, quiet, and orderly throughout the excursion.

"School trips are very challenging, especially for newer teachers, because of the constant changing of locations or 'transitions' as teachers usually refer to them as," they told Bored Panda.

#16

My Econ Teacher Has This In His Room

My Econ Teacher Has This In His Room

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KJ
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4 months ago

Poor Pluto

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#17

This Elementary School Super Bowl Chart Has A Column For "Not My Thing"

This Elementary School Super Bowl Chart Has A Column For "Not My Thing"

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

I like how it's the overwhelming majority, too.

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#18

Most Of The Adults Also Need To Learn How To Apologize

Most Of The Adults Also Need To Learn How To Apologize

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Flying Captain
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4 months ago

In case anyone asks: These are not options. This is the order/process in which you apologize sincerely.

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"Many teachers fear PE for the same basic reason, which is: not having a safe confined space to teach (as they are used to when they are in a classroom). The extra pressure of trying to impress the parent/carer helpers is another thing that gets in the way of many teachers doing their job too, which is again much more obvious with less experienced teachers," the teachers explained just how challenging leaving the classroom with your students can be.

"Beyond the transitions and dealing with the other adult help, you then have to deal with the many unexpected things that crop up along the way, such as the transport issues, sudden changes of weather, stumbling across a bee's nest (that was Tom in Bushy Park) amongst many other potentials," they shared.

#19

Walked Into My Classroom And Saw This

Walked Into My Classroom And Saw This

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

Took me a minute....

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#20

Classroom Door

Classroom Door

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KJ
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4 months ago

Why is kill censored? Weird.

Ray Martin
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4 months ago

Because Bored Panda is moderated by a bunch of stupid algorithms instead of people. That's why they have no fücking clue how to deal with people who find workarounds to their censorship.

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Macbeth wuz here.

Brian Bennett
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4 months ago

Is the appropriate response - "Out damn spot"?

Deutschland Mädchen
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4 months ago

Out, spot, out! But who would've known the old man had so much blood in him? All the perfumes of- sorry, our school performed Macbeth a few years ago

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Sabse
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4 months ago

I once saw a sign in a hospital: Wash your hands as if you had cut chilli and were about to masturbate.

Barbara Vandewalle
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4 months ago

LOL

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Jessi Lovely
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4 months ago

Macbeth?

Stuart Green
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4 months ago

Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.

Mad Kid
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4 months ago

SHAKESPEARE?!

CandyCat
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4 months ago

Like from Macbeth

Elizabeth Elliot
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4 months ago

Glad they went with Macbeth and not Coriolanus...

Klaatu Verrata (Cough)
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4 months ago (edited)

Some of us, though adult now, still cannot get past the fact that 'Coriolanus' has the word 'anüs' in it without laughing uncontrollably.

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Robert T
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4 months ago

Regicidal maniacs

PeachPossum
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4 months ago

Hey, those are my ancestors you are talking about...

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RainWingRoyal
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4 months ago

Even better, this is in Scotland. Macbeth is sometimes called the Scottish Play by actors, because it's supposedly cursed.

Jody Whitmarsh
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4 months ago

Out dam spot! Out I say!!

Vincent Van Bro
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4 months ago

MACBETH

Colin Matthews
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4 months ago

Out damed spot...

Kate
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4 months ago

OUT, DAMNED SPOT!

Lizzard
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha, Shakespeare references

Dori Weishaar
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3 months ago

Love that the door is done in red lol

Natasha Hessler
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3 months ago

will all the perfumes of arabia wash off the remnants of chemistry class?

Xenthia
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh god, I figured out the word was 'kill' and now I'll never be the same again! Seriously, f**k whoever does this ridiculous censorship. Grow up!

Xenthia
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4 months ago

And it censored my own comment. This website is run by a bunch of female cats.

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Hannah Warren
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4 months ago

best door I have ever seen

mrsjonesva
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4 months ago

As a Shakespeare fan, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!!

tms333
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4 months ago

Lady Macbeth...

Penelope
Community Member
4 months ago

As a Shakespeare nut, I love this! But visually, it’s really chaotic.

Jules Daly
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4 months ago

Out out, dammed spot.

Kelli Pike
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4 hours ago

Something wicked this way comes.

Danielle Bennett
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2 weeks ago

Macbeth! I love this!

Danielle Bennett
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2 weeks ago

Out put damn spot!

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Hayley Spiteri
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3 weeks ago

The macbeth reference is amazing haha. Wish I had this in my English class

Smarty Panda
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1 month ago

How old are these kids???? I would be too terrified to go in there 🤣🥺

ThePanInPanda
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2 months ago

OUT, DAMNED SPOT!

Mason
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2 months ago

Ooh Mac beth

Alex The Fanperson
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2 months ago

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Marilyn Ransberry
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3 months ago

English teacher. MacBeth

lori muehlbauer
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3 months ago

Out damn spot; out I say!

Donna Does-Gorsuch
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3 months ago (edited)

A bit much. I don’t really care for it. It screams “FREAK”…or “UNSTABLE”…Mostly “freak”. I really Believe ones freakiness must be kept to themselves outside one’s own home. Thanks

Jo Iverson
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4 months ago

That took a turn

JOHANNA MUELLER
Community Member
4 months ago

shaksy p says be covid safe

Timothy Johnson
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4 months ago

Macbeth reference

Caroline Driver
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4 months ago (edited)

Out, damned spot! Will this little hand ne'er be clean?

Jb Dean
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4 months ago

Looks like blood all over the door but the censor “kill.” 🤦🏻‍♀️

Clifferinnit
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4 months ago

LOL BRUH SHDGDG

Sue Koches
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4 months ago

Ah, Macbeth!

Marie-Noëlle Janssen
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4 months ago

The Sottish play...shhht.

Jennifer Brown
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4 months ago

out out damn spot

P.A.B.
Community Member
4 months ago

Shakespeare, not withstanding, a lot of people have lost their lives to violence in schools (shootings), so many folks might find the word, being used on a classroom door, offensive and inappropriate. Just sayin’.

Terry Armstrong
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4 months ago

Out damn spot.....Out

Margaret Caldwell
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4 months ago

All the perfumes of Arabia cannot sanitize this little hand!

Gaye Thomas Eppley
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4 months ago

I love this too much!

Patricia the Grey
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa

joshua landry
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4 months ago

Out damn spot!

Mike Loux
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4 months ago

"Out, damned spot! out, I say!"

virginia lee
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4 months ago

This is Awesome!!

Jeff Diamond
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4 months ago

Holy Macbeth!

Robert West
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4 months ago

Out Damn spot!

Lindsay Martincak
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4 months ago

Looks like something my old forensic science teacher would've done 😆

Morgan Witkop
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4 months ago

Oh my gosh Macbeth! Clever

Antony Jean Sisk
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4 months ago

Out out damn door

dale-harriet rogovich
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4 months ago

I like Miss Robinson very much. I had an entire class on Shakesepeare in high school and came as close to worship of the teacher as I could.

Starlee87
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4 months ago

😲

Melissa Harris
Community Member
4 months ago

My husband killed the king. Not me

softoctober
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4 months ago

clearly an English teacher. I approve.

Noah Ooi
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4 months ago

This is starting to remind me of spill, a channel that censors assault, kill,murder, other words that are so called inappropriate ppropriate

Patrick the Mediocre
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4 months ago

Good for Covid and good for teaching Macbeth. But I can see the ""kill" is. not appropriate in a school right now.

Daan Esseboom
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4 months ago

Why is there kil and not killed. Cannot be English class

GrumpyZebra
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4 months ago

Oooo6oooooo67

Basil Ignatov
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4 months ago

:D lets test: extinguish kill murder assasinate procreate fork bone fournicate

Basil Ignatov
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4 months ago

f**k

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Lyone Fein
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4 months ago

Yes!!

lfc73
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4 months ago (edited)

LOVE THIS! Out, damned spot! Also, after studying this play I really discovered how cool the name "Duncan" is.

Aamna Shah
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4 months ago

Ah love the Macbeth reference.

Azure Adams
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4 months ago

Macbeth!!!

CrazyRedHead
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4 months ago

who told u???????

Payton
Community Member
4 months ago

What a coincidence, I'm reading Macbeth in my English class this semester and we're finally almost done reading it 😂

Charles Bosse
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4 months ago

Is no one else amused by the "Welcome... STOP" sign?

LeilaOdinis
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4 months ago

I can tell this is a fun English Class.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago

Did you honestly just censor the world "kill" BoredPanda? Yet you still don't give us an option to report or block all the trolls on this site. Hmmm, seems a little fishy to me.

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4 months ago

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Axolotl King
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4 months ago

Make my husband kill the king? No, I'LL be killing the king myself, thank you :)

John Baker
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4 months ago

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

LILYANDPEARL
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4 months ago

Somebody actually has to stop the BP censor

LILYANDPEARL
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4 months ago

But it’s really anoyyinnggg

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Patti Vance
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4 months ago

shakespeare lives forever!

Don't Look
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4 months ago

Yeah so perhaps orangy red paint on a brown door is... not quite as effective ... okay, you know what? I'm too old for this s**t.

Autumn
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4 months ago

This is me as a teacher

Donkey boi
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4 months ago

Yet who would have the thought the old man to have so much blood in him? - Lay Macbeth

Fred the rat king
Community Member
4 months ago

Nice Mac-Beth reference

Auntriarch
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4 months ago

Classy!

Megan Adair
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean but how many people are actually married and still in school?

Donna Does-Gorsuch
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3 months ago

Huh?

Kait C.
Community Member
3 months ago

Um, ok...

Kids Krueger
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, not coming to school tomorrow. Nope. Not happening, Miss Serial Killer. *Cough* I mean Miss Robinson.

BoredPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

Uh-

Kemisola Richard
Community Member
4 months ago

Dark...

lexi fosnight
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a Hamlet reference.

Frazier Williams
Community Member
4 months ago

Too much, we need to be mild , meek and speak respectfully for the children to follow our lead

Brenda Miller
Community Member
4 months ago

I dont like it, especially with the kill word in it at a school (its obvious what the word is that they are covering) when there is enough school shootings, we dont need to suggest anything. Dont ever talk violence in a school!

Triv
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4 months ago

Kell? : of, relating to, or being a group of allelic red-blood-cell antigens of which some are important causes of transfusion reactions and some forms of erythroblastosis fetalis Kell blood group system Kell blood typing.

Bored_Randomツ
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4 months ago

IDC if I get downvoted, but... It's very amusing yet concerning to see all these people cry about certain words being censored. You can tell what it says, so stop crying. If your tiny brain can't think of alternative words to use, I think that says more about your intelligence than the ones who need alternatives to trigger words. Be a decent human being, I'm pretty sure school teaches you how to be a problem solver.

Allams
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4 months ago

I was just focused on the Welcome/Stop sign

Grace Eung
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4 months ago

M-miss Rob-binson is t-the nam-me of m-my third grade t-teac-cher.....

Stephanie P
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I don't think it's about triggering or even offending. I think it's an attempt to not promote violence. Of course censoring words without looking at context is just stupid. I also think it's a way to have something to legally fall back on... "Best effort attempt at censoring"

Dorothy Parker
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4 months ago

Glad to see Wilson has a job.

Ryan Deschanel
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4 months ago

Is this a McBeth reference?

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Found This At My School

Found This At My School

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Ember
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4 months ago

This is a great idea to teach kids to use social media responsibly

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According to the British teachers, educators ought to try and go on the trip alone to rehearse for the real school trip. Preparation and repetition are powerful tools in an educator’s arsenal.

"If that’s not possible, then talk to someone else who's done the trip before and/or complete the route via Google street view. This then informs your plan and your 'risk assessment' which is a document that contains all of the potential hazards and problems that you could incur ranging from walking near dogs on a lead to losing a child at a train station,” Tom and Jack said.

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This Sign In My Kid’s Elementary School Fills Me With Nihilistic Joy

This Sign In My Kid’s Elementary School Fills Me With Nihilistic Joy

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Hermione
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4 months ago

There is yet another day to finish this...

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My Friend Who Is A Music Teacher Has This Hanging Up In Her Classroom

My Friend Who Is A Music Teacher Has This Hanging Up In Her Classroom

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Katherine Boag
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4 months ago

Wouldn't mind a lil Han Duet...

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#24

A Sign In My School Today

A Sign In My School Today

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BorPand8
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4 months ago

So 94 years...

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