It’s funny how most of us imagine a classroom to be the place where all the serious business happens.

In reality, it’s where hilarity is turned up to the max—from funny typos on the board, to photocopying skills running errands, to plain absurd incidents that do happen more often than we’d like to think.

But this time, we're gonna turn the cards around and let the teachers share their fair amount of awkwardly funny accidents that have happened at school. In the end, they are humans too.

And what can be more human than failing on duty, like accidentally using a glue stick as a Chapstick in front of a class of little giggling devils?

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Teacher Fail

Teacher Fail

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Norman van Druten
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2 months ago

"Well kid.....uh...........it's like this you see......"

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#2

Sorry Class, My Dog Ate Everyone's Homework

Sorry Class, My Dog Ate Everyone's Homework

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boredpanDaman
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2 months ago (edited)

i wonder what the principal thinks

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Announcment For Teachers Please Check Your Fonts

Announcment For Teachers Please Check Your Fonts

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KKpp
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2 months ago

What is this font? Cock Sans Testies Inscription?

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The classroom is one heck of a tricky business, especially when you’re the one in charge. And even though being a teacher is generally regarded as a rewarding profession which has probably one of the biggest influences on our future generations, that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful.

In reality, incidents and accidents in a classroom are part of their daily bread, and it’s up to the teacher to manage the situation and not to let it escalate. Sometimes the incidents are indeed harmless and even mood-lifting, but other times, with 20 people in class, things spiral out of control.

#4

A Science Teacher

A Science Teacher

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Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

My middle school science teacher uttered probably the only thing I've ever remembered from his class: "If you look at this pattern, it looks like the orgasm exploded." Um. I've never seen a human being turn that shade of red before or since.

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#5

Teacher Fail

Teacher Fail

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Steve Barnett
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2 months ago

The name of my band is called 'The Floppy Clocks'. Obviously named after the Dali painting. But I get it could be misconstrued?

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#6

I Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Buy My Class Of Year 5's Some Heart Shaped Balloons - Apparently Not

I Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Buy My Class Of Year 5's Some Heart Shaped Balloons - Apparently Not

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Miss Cris
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2 months ago

So they're dicks becoming boobs?

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That’s why every teacher has to have a few classroom management strategies at hand. Rob Plevin, a teaching expert who specializes in noisy class solutions and teaching techniques, suggests a couple of useful tips to get everything under control.

First, as a teacher, you shouldn’t ask "why?” “Asking a student why they have or haven’t done something is an extremely confrontational and threatening way of approaching and almost always results in more conflict,” he suggests. 

Second, Rob urges teachers to create a diversion: for example, redirection of attention to a demonstration or something else happening nearby, a change in activity, or a story or joke. “Any off-topic question should do the job or, if you’re more adventurous, you could change your behavior and do something they aren’t expecting."

#7

Fail

Fail

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

Oops! 😂

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#8

This Professor, Who Sent A Rude Email Because He Thought Everyone Skipped His Class. It Was An Online Class

This Professor, Who Sent A Rude Email Because He Thought Everyone Skipped His Class. It Was An Online Class

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David Cooper
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2 months ago

He's a professor, which I assume he is at a university. How does he not know that it should all be online? There's usually faculty meetings and orientation that go over these details.

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#9

That Time I Made Fake Snow With My Students And It Looked Like Bags Of Coke'

That Time I Made Fake Snow With My Students And It Looked Like Bags Of Coke'

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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2 months ago

5 seconds later "FBI OPEN UP"

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Third, if a student is behaving ill, remind them of their past success. He suggests trying this by asking: “Remember how well you coped last time this happened?” or “Hey, I saw you behaving impeccably this morning. Come on, get back to your true self.”

Other strategies include offering support, staying silent, offering them space, and using your sense of humor. It’s incredible what a powerful tool humor can be in stressful situations and it can immediately lift the edge off the whole classroom.

#10

How Is Your First Day Going?

How Is Your First Day Going?

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Anne
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2 months ago

I guess it could have been worse..

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1st Of Many Teacher Fails: We Were Going To Play Hangman But Then We Realized That Was Inappropriate... So We Came Up With A New, Original Game Which We Called “Beat The Balls.” Then We Chose The Word “Grassland” And Well This Is Where We Ended Up

1st Of Many Teacher Fails: We Were Going To Play Hangman But Then We Realized That Was Inappropriate... So We Came Up With A New, Original Game Which We Called “Beat The Balls.” Then We Chose The Word “Grassland” And Well This Is Where We Ended Up

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Anne
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2 months ago

Yes. Beat the balls is not a weird name at all.

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#12

Welp. I Killed The Class Pets Today

Welp. I Killed The Class Pets Today

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Hope Floats
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2 months ago

Reminds me of the time my brother brought home the school hamster and while letting it run loose in his bedroom, the cat grabbed it and its holidays ended.. The hamster was ginger in colour and everywhere we went, they were black and white. Ended up going on a train journey and having to catch 2 buses to collect a ginger hamster.. That was the end of the six weeks, pet adoption volunteering for us.. Ha ha ha.

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#13

Throwback To That Awkward Moment During Student Teaching

Throwback To That Awkward Moment During Student Teaching

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Debbie
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2 months ago (edited)

Human anatomy is inappropriate in some places. But as far as I know, many kids have a private parts phase. Right after the " pee and poo is hilarious" phase. It is exploring, they are becoming aware of girls and boys not being built the same. And they have no shame about it but love the reactions of adults to it. Would work of famous artists be covered if they show private parts? (The answer is yes, in some places/schools). But hey, grow up. We were all born naked.

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#14

How's Your Day Going? If I Had A Dollar For Every Time I've Locked My Class Keys In My Room, I Could Quit My Job. No Worries, I'm Innovative And A Problem Solver. I Always Carry A Tool Kit In My Car...

How's Your Day Going? If I Had A Dollar For Every Time I've Locked My Class Keys In My Room, I Could Quit My Job. No Worries, I'm Innovative And A Problem Solver. I Always Carry A Tool Kit In My Car...

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd be funny as a pupil to see you passing through ;B

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#15

High School Teacher Remote Teaching. Our Platform Generates Unique Classroom Codes For Each Course. For My Course, I Have To Screenshot And Send "Jizzin' To God" To All My Students

High School Teacher Remote Teaching. Our Platform Generates Unique Classroom Codes For Each Course. For My Course, I Have To Screenshot And Send "Jizzin' To God" To All My Students

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Sherri Haight
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2 months ago

It's too good.

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#16

Teacher Fail

Teacher Fail

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet chapstick glues better then today's glue stick. I remember the days when duct tape actually stuck to things.

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#17

It's May, And We're All Here. What More Can You Ask For?!

It's May, And We're All Here. What More Can You Ask For?!

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

There's always that one classmate... *sigh*

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#18

Bad Photocopying On My Behalf. The Year 6’s Found It Hilarious

Bad Photocopying On My Behalf. The Year 6’s Found It Hilarious

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Ass in pocket? That is called boxer shorts!

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#19

Teacher Fail

Teacher Fail

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Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

"Next on the reading list, Fahrenheit 451."

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#20

When You Get Into The Prep-Room And Feel A Storng Smell Of Lamb And Wonder Where It Comes From And Then You Find This Amazing Bloodpool Behind The Cart Where You Placed The Dissection Organs To Let Them Thaw Well, It's Alright! We Learn By Doing Mistakes. We Definitely Need To Buy New Intact Boxes To Our Lab Though

When You Get Into The Prep-Room And Feel A Storng Smell Of Lamb And Wonder Where It Comes From And Then You Find This Amazing Bloodpool Behind The Cart Where You Placed The Dissection Organs To Let Them Thaw Well, It's Alright! We Learn By Doing Mistakes. We Definitely Need To Buy New Intact Boxes To Our Lab Though

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Batwench
Community Member
2 months ago

That is the teachers excuse and they are sticking to it. LOL

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#21

My First Ever Class As A Teacher Is About To Begin, All Notes On The Laptop

My First Ever Class As A Teacher Is About To Begin, All Notes On The Laptop

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
2 months ago

Heh, mine did it 30 min before a projection on an event, it finished 2 minutes before it was time to go.

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#22

'from My Son's Preschool Wall ... They Are J's ... Right?'

'from My Son's Preschool Wall ... They Are J's ... Right?'

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Stille20
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2 months ago

Come on ... a j does not need a "head"

Kerless Wispa
Community Member
2 months ago

Worse, it looks like it even has boner!

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Mikal Du Preez
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought it's salamanders...

lailyfnoor
Community Member
2 months ago

If you want to see J, so it's J... with big-pointy head and googly eyes

Mya Lugar
Community Member
2 months ago

Look more like a salamander...get your mind out of the gutter

similarly
Community Member
2 months ago

Platyhelminthes shouldn't have arms or legs.

Debbie
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmmm...

Billy The Kid
Community Member
2 months ago

mushrooms

Vanta Black
Community Member
2 months ago

This is tittle-ating.

Gonzalo Terán
Community Member
2 months ago

Js... Yeah, right... Keep liyng at yourself...

Tambot
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel like this may have been a "buddy" project with an older student, and they were having a little fun.

Ivy Zhang
Community Member
2 months ago

its dynamite i think

Patricia Stilwell
Community Member
1 month ago

But, does it need hands and feet?

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
2 months ago

No preschooler will even know its a J let alone anything else.

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a weird way to add serifs to your font...

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#23

I'm Proud Of - Accidental Swear Word In The Findaword - Teacher Of The Year!

I'm Proud Of - Accidental Swear Word In The Findaword - Teacher Of The Year!

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Purple light
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2 months ago

What swearword? I don't see shit

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#24

It Was My Substitute Teacher’s First Day On The Job, And This Is What We Walk In Class To. Dry Erase Markers On A Promethean Board Isn’t It Yall

It Was My Substitute Teacher’s First Day On The Job, And This Is What We Walk In Class To. Dry Erase Markers On A Promethean Board Isn’t It Yall

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Andrew Bridge
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2 months ago

What's a promethian board?

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#25

When The Art Project Is A Giant Disaster

When The Art Project Is A Giant Disaster

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boredpanDaman
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2 months ago

eww

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#26

Poor Balloon Placement In Class Today

Poor Balloon Placement In Class Today

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Pauline Bennett
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2 months ago

You could get a bang out of that!

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#27

When Your Anchor Charts Go Wrong

When Your Anchor Charts Go Wrong

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Alex Newell
Community Member
2 months ago

Did anyone notice the disturbing backwards fingernail?

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#28

4 Teachers. 10 Degrees. 1 Giant Mess

4 Teachers. 10 Degrees. 1 Giant Mess

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CORLEONE
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like a cat to me LOL

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#29

Well That Didn't Go As Smoothly As Planned . My Bean Bag Refill Finally Came In After Being Back Ordered For Months And Refilling It Seemed So Simple Until This Happened

Well That Didn't Go As Smoothly As Planned . My Bean Bag Refill Finally Came In After Being Back Ordered For Months And Refilling It Seemed So Simple Until This Happened

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 months ago

Refilling bean bags is *much* harder than it appears, and those static-y SOBs are impossible to clear up too. Good luck with that.

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#30

Oops, Bad Spelling

Oops, Bad Spelling

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, this censorship is just ridiculous.

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