Teachers don’t have to be stuffy, boring, and angry — they can be the most awesome and hilarious authority figures in your life. Those people are educators who go above and beyond the call of duty, using humor and shock to help their students learn about life.

Bored Panda collected the most exquisite examples of teachers doing funny things, so you can enjoy yourself while waiting for the weekend to start. It’s lists like these that really make you appreciate school more and not groan when thinking of an approaching Monday. Scroll down, upvote your favorite pictures, and leave a comment somewhere below about the funniest teacher stories that you know. And be sure to share this post with your family, friends, and fave teachers.

We know you can’t get enough of hilarious educators, so when you’re done scrolling through this list, check out our previous posts about the most awesome teachers ever, funny teachers who know how to deal with students, as well as the epic times that teachers trolled their students.

#1

My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

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This Is How History Professor Teaches About The First Man In Space

This Is How History Professor Teaches About The First Man In Space

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Bleh 1 month ago

I would attend the lecture just to see the explanations he has come up with

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#3

A Little Wisdom From My Physics Professor

A Little Wisdom From My Physics Professor

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Hseed 1 month ago

"When you're dead you don't know you're dead"... or do you? DUN-DUN-DUUUUUUN!!!!

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Humor is a wonderful learning tool and helps us retain information much better. That’s because humor activates the dopamine reward system in our brains, stimulates our long-term memory, as well as our goal-oriented motivation.

Or, to put it succinctly, we remember that which makes us laugh. It’s a fact that has been known throughout history. And it’s one of the main reasons why people living throughout history have suggested that jokes (especially naughty ones) help us remember things quicker and better. The next time you need to memorize something, try associating it with something funny and shocking.

#4

Our Professor Wears His Hat And Cape Every Time He Conducts An Experiment

Our Professor Wears His Hat And Cape Every Time He Conducts An Experiment

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Colin Leetham 1 month ago

Repeat after me: Wingardium Leviosa!

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#5

Today Was "Meme Day" At My Old High School For Homecoming Week. I Appreciate This Science Teacher Even More Now

Today Was "Meme Day" At My Old High School For Homecoming Week. I Appreciate This Science Teacher Even More Now

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Mihran Hovnanian 1 month ago

Battle-unicorn

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#6

My School Just Got A Ton Of New iMacs. This Is What They Did With The Boxes

My School Just Got A Ton Of New iMacs. This Is What They Did With The Boxes

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Rissie 1 month ago

Well duh! Wouldn't you?

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Sarah Henderson explains on Edutopia that humor helps unite separate individuals into a cohesive, supportive community. That’s very important in the classroom (not to mention outside the classroom as well).

#7

Genius Teacher

Genius Teacher

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Grapeling 1 month ago

*gasp* no! This punishment is going too far!

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#8

Sitting In My Immunology Class When

Sitting In My Immunology Class When

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chi-wei shen 1 month ago

...and they cause autism! (Just kidding.)

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#9

There Is A Student In Class Who Likes To Draw A Cat Of The Day. One Day That Student Wasn't In Class So The Teacher Drew One Instead

There Is A Student In Class Who Likes To Draw A Cat Of The Day. One Day That Student Wasn't In Class So The Teacher Drew One Instead

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DemPugs 1 month ago

Wholesome.

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However, not all forms of humor are equal in the classroom: the humor that educators use has to be related to the topic for us to retain the information for longer. But cruel or forced humor, as well as sarcasm, doesn’t always have the same positive benefits that genuine laughter does.

#10

"My Face Physically Hurts From Smiling So Much Today, I Love Teaching You Guys" - My Professor, Who's Such A Good Soul

"My Face Physically Hurts From Smiling So Much Today, I Love Teaching You Guys" - My Professor, Who's Such A Good Soul

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Rissie 1 month ago

Now, that's an attractive man to me. Love his smile :)

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#11

My Professor's Door (Once You See It...)

My Professor's Door (Once You See It...)

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Human #1,232,867 1 month ago

"My door is always open!"

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#12

Our Teacher Told Us To Get In Groups And Practice Theses Shakespearean Insults, I Love English A Lot More

Our Teacher Told Us To Get In Groups And Practice Theses Shakespearean Insults, I Love English A Lot More

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Colin Leetham 1 month ago

I'm partial to "Lumpish fly-bitten codpiece!"

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#13

On A Door In The Health Sciences Building At School

On A Door In The Health Sciences Building At School

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Bonnie Blue Bird 1 month ago

LOL!

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#14

Students Were Asking This Professor If His Shirt Is Missing The 2nd Part

Students Were Asking This Professor If His Shirt Is Missing The 2nd Part

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Colin Leetham 1 month ago

I have made this joke to my math students... I didn't intend it to be a mean joke...

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#15

My Professor Doesn't Believe In Laser Pointers So He Uses A Fishing Pole With A Foam Finger Attached And I Can't Contain Myself During A Lecture

My Professor Doesn't Believe In Laser Pointers So He Uses A Fishing Pole With A Foam Finger Attached And I Can't Contain Myself During A Lecture

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Orillion 1 month ago

Improvise, adapt, overcome.

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#16

My Teacher Raises A Picture Of His Own Face To Make Sure No Student Is Lost During The Fire Drill

My Teacher Raises A Picture Of His Own Face To Make Sure No Student Is Lost During The Fire Drill

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Kai 1 month ago

Genius!! 😂😂

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#17

After Not Taking Attendance All Quarter, My Teacher Assistant Was Out Of Town On Exam Day. This Was The Last Question

After Not Taking Attendance All Quarter, My Teacher Assistant Was Out Of Town On Exam Day. This Was The Last Question

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D. Pitbull 1 month ago (edited)

Okay - this is hilarious. Especially if you're Asian... and you've been told all your life...*ahem* "You all look the same" I love it.

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#18

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

"Professor Hendel, I am writing this email very embarrassingly. As I began writing my paper, I wrote out the template. Unfortunately, I could not remember your last name, so I filled it with something completely unprofessional. It was my intention to change the name before submission, but it completely slipped my mind. I attempted to resubmit the assignment but was unable to. I am so very sorry for the lack of respect that was used and again I apologize for this mistake. I hope that this does not reflect what you think of me and that the next assignment I can address by the correct name. Thank you again and I am so sorry. Thank you, Zoey"

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Pamela24 1 month ago

He's a great sport about it, I love it. :D (And honestly - "whats his nuts" doesn't sound like it was meant as an insult so the poor student wasn't mean.)

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#19

All Set For My Meeting With The Student That Missed More Than 30 Classes This Semester And Emailed Me To Set Up An Appointment To Talk About His Grade

All Set For My Meeting With The Student That Missed More Than 30 Classes This Semester And Emailed Me To Set Up An Appointment To Talk About His Grade

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Pittsburgh rare 1 month ago

Sir, I applaud you

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#20

Spotted In The Window Of A Biology Professor Office At A Community College

Spotted In The Window Of A Biology Professor Office At A Community College

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darubyprincess 1 month ago

Motivation

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#21

The Coolest Math Teacher In Town

The Coolest Math Teacher In Town

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Samantha C 1 month ago

is he related to Barney Stinson

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#22

My Professor Asked Me To Bring My 7-Week-Old Kitten To The Class. He Learned A Lot About Poetry

My Professor Asked Me To Bring My 7-Week-Old Kitten To The Class. He Learned A Lot About Poetry

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

Aww, that was nice of your professor

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#23

My Professor Gets The Internet

My Professor Gets The Internet

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bahamut 1 month ago

hahaha

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#24

So My Drivers' Ed Teacher Only Has 3 Fingers On His Left Hand And Took Advantage Of It When He Went To A Museum

So My Drivers' Ed Teacher Only Has 3 Fingers On His Left Hand And Took Advantage Of It When He Went To A Museum

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D. Pitbull 1 month ago

That. Is. AWESOME! And... now... I'm thinking of Abe's Oddyssey... oh lord I'm old.

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#25

My Biology Professor Was Wearing An Awesome Tie Yesterday

My Biology Professor Was Wearing An Awesome Tie Yesterday

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

Tie-ception

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#26

My Teacher Hand Draws/Writes Memes And Jokes Every Day

My Teacher Hand Draws/Writes Memes And Jokes Every Day

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Andy Acceber 1 month ago (edited)

Took me a minute. Bluetooth. Tooth.

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#27

My Math Teacher's Board Today

My Math Teacher's Board Today

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Pittsburgh rare 1 month ago

Hahahahaha, I did something similar with the GoT finale. I wrote a very clear and specific threat about anyone spoiling it for me on the board. In hindsight, I wish someone had done it and save me a couple of hours 😂

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#28

Frustrated With The Same Old Questions, My Professor Ripped Off His Shirt In The Middle Of Lecture

Frustrated With The Same Old Questions, My Professor Ripped Off His Shirt In The Middle Of Lecture

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Adrianna Mattox 1 month ago

Give this man an award

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#29

My Professor Exploding A Hydrogen Balloon Looks Like Defense Against The Dark Arts

My Professor Exploding A Hydrogen Balloon Looks Like Defense Against The Dark Arts

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#30

This High School History Teacher Has Been Drawing Picture Of The Day For His Students The Past Five Years

This High School History Teacher Has Been Drawing Picture Of The Day For His Students The Past Five Years

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DforDorothy 1 month ago

He's got some skills!

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#31

I See Your Teacher's Yearbook Photo, And I Raise You This. 2 Years In A Row

I See Your Teacher's Yearbook Photo, And I Raise You This. 2 Years In A Row

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Janine B. 1 month ago

Adorable. :)))

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#32

This College Professor Has Been Dressing Up As Papa Smurf For Halloween For Five Years

This College Professor Has Been Dressing Up As Papa Smurf For Halloween For Five Years

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Death Metal Kitty 1 month ago

Rowboats Girllyman!

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#33

My Teacher Said If The Class Could Get An 80% Test Average On Our First Exam He Would Dress Up As Batman For A Day. A Pic From The Day We Got Our Test Results Back

My Teacher Said If The Class Could Get An 80% Test Average On Our First Exam He Would Dress Up As Batman For A Day. A Pic From The Day We Got Our Test Results Back

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Helen Haley 1 month ago

He just wanted an excuse to dress up like batman

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#34

My Professor Gave Me A Present Today

My Professor Gave Me A Present Today

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Ale_Vidal23 1 month ago

shave it off

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#35

My Professor Brought In A 10 Mb Hard Disk From The 1960's

My Professor Brought In A 10 Mb Hard Disk From The 1960's

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

I can imagine the looks on the faces of those students when he explains what it is...

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#36

Newton's Third Law Of Motion: As Demonstrated By My Professor, A Skateboard, And A Fire Extinguisher

Newton's Third Law Of Motion: As Demonstrated By My Professor, A Skateboard, And A Fire Extinguisher

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darubyprincess 1 month ago

VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

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#37

My History Teacher's Presidential PEZ Collection

My History Teacher's Presidential PEZ Collection

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Marcellus the Third 1 month ago

Starting to become valuable...

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#38

My Teacher Nailed His Student's Phone To The Wall For Using It In Class 20 Years Ago. It's Still There Til This Day

My Teacher Nailed His Student's Phone To The Wall For Using It In Class 20 Years Ago. It's Still There Til This Day

..or he just probably bought an old phone and nailed to scare students.

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Asat Voong 1 month ago

Imagine the phone start to ring.

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#39

My Professor Lost His Pointer. He's Been Using This For The Past Couple Classes

My Professor Lost His Pointer. He's Been Using This For The Past Couple Classes

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Helen Haley 1 month ago

He didn't lose his pointer. He just wanted to use a light saber

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#40

College Professor Advice

College Professor Advice

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Colin Leetham 1 month ago

Also avoid drinks involving everclear...

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#41

My Professor Wore This Today With No Explanation

My Professor Wore This Today With No Explanation

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Femur! 1 month ago

I do not see any teacher LOL

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#42

A Theorem And A Proof

A Theorem And A Proof

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Bleh 1 month ago

We need more teachers like this

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#43

My Physics Teacher Made A Flow Chart Of Where He Is At

My Physics Teacher Made A Flow Chart Of Where He Is At

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ZANDA 1 month ago

"If you're not going to take this seriously, you're never going to find him." Yeah, totally.

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#44

One Of My Old Teachers Does Different Costumes For Her Yearbook Photo Every Year

One Of My Old Teachers Does Different Costumes For Her Yearbook Photo Every Year

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DemPugs 1 month ago

I can't tell if that first picture is a costume or not.

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#45

Professor Reads His Reviews During The Course

Professor Reads His Reviews During The Course

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C 1 month ago

"Im a pusher Kady, I push people!" is all I can think of

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#46

Professor's Dog

Professor's Dog

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C 1 month ago

I would never leave that class

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#47

A Group Of Co-Workers Messed With A Teacher Who Was Very Picky About His Chair By "Borrowing" It Every Weekend And Taking It To All Sorts Of Crazy Places And Taking Pictures

A Group Of Co-Workers Messed With A Teacher Who Was Very Picky About His Chair By "Borrowing" It Every Weekend And Taking It To All Sorts Of Crazy Places And Taking Pictures

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Jenn Unicorn Popping 1 month ago

If that chair could talk...

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#48

We Had A Test Today And My Teacher Couldn't Make It So He Told The Sub To Put This On The Screen

We Had A Test Today And My Teacher Couldn't Make It So He Told The Sub To Put This On The Screen

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JeffC 1 month ago

Yep he's always watching lol

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#49

My Professor Said He Spent Two Hours Trying To Match His Powerpoint With His Tie

My Professor Said He Spent Two Hours Trying To Match His Powerpoint With His Tie

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Gipsy Kings fan 1 month ago

Wow! Very impressive. I wonder if he got the idea from the ready-made PowerPoint template called "Dad's Tie": https://www.free-power-point-templates.com/articles/dads-tie-powerpoint-template/

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#50

My Teacher Put Up A Picture Of Himself On His Door So It Looks Like He's In His Office

My Teacher Put Up A Picture Of Himself On His Door So It Looks Like He's In His Office

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Falcon 1 month ago

not a lot of room in his office 🤔

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