funny teacher stories

Top 10 Real Funny Teacher Stories

You probably have been to school and seen some hilarious things that teachers have to endure You may have noticed children playing tricks on other kids, but overall, most of us have good memories of kindergarten, elementary school, high school and college; at least, for the most part. Below are some funny, but real stories that teachers experienced with their students.

The Oxy-Moron

After finishing his lecture in English and once the students filed out, the teacher was confronted by one of the tenth grade student who had lagged behind. He told the teacher that he did not appreciate that the teacher singled him out in class. The teacher looked confused at the allegation and asked the student to explain. He told the teacher that he did understand the first part of the word that was used in class, which was oxy, but he did not understand the term moron and why the teacher had looked directly at him while saying the word, oxymoron.

The Music Teacher

A music teacher had her middle school class perform the classic, Mozart, but after a few failed attempts, the students were exasperated and frustrated. One student put her hand up and when the teacher called on her, she bluntly told her that the entire chorus class were fed up with Mozart and wanted to sing and play music from their generation and not the teacher’s generation.

Not Wide Enough for Translating

A German teacher had his student learn his name in German language. It was supposed to be Frau Draper. However, one of the students created a pin for the teacher with his name on it. However, the pin was not wide enough to fit his entire name. As he gave the badge to the German teacher, it was obvious that it read FRAUD.

No Paper Trail

One teacher entered his classroom for the morning. He was in the process of collecting homework when he did not receive the completed assignment from one particular student. After asking the student for his homework, the student replied that the homework was still in his pencil.

Filthy Rich

As a first grader draped a dollar bill across his eyes playfully, the teacher told him not to do that because money is filled with germs. The student did not believe and asked the teacher, is it? The teacher confirmed that it was very dirty. The student thought about it for a moment and then asked the teacher if that is why people called the wealthy, ‘filthy rich.’

Call by First Name

Natalie Osborne was a sixth grade teacher. One day while in class, she got exasperated with the students constantly calling on her “Ms. Osborne, Ms. Osborne, Ms. Osborne? So she asked the class firmly to see if they could go five minutes without saying ‘Ms. Osborne.’ Immediately, there was quite in the classroom until a soft voice said, “Natalie?”

Turning Right

A few students were in driver’s education class. While one student was driving and the teacher in the passenger seat, two students sat in the back waiting for their turn to drive. The student driving came to a stop sign and was told to make a right turn. She did not put on her turning signal. So the driver’s education teacher told her she had to. The student told him that there was no other driver coming. The instructor then told her it would be helpful if she did this for the sake of those behind her. The student then turned around and told the other students seated in the back, “I am going to turn right now, OK?”


Smart First Grade Teacher

Kindergarten students were having snacks. The teacher asked the students why they thought some raisins were black and others yellow. The kindergarten teacher did not really know the answer so she asked her first grade coworker who told her that black raisins came from red grapes and yellow raisins came from green grapes. One little girl then told the kindergarten teacher that this was the reason why the teacher was teaching first grade and not kindergarten because she was smarter.


The Ship

In an art class, the teacher asked students to draw on of the three ships sailed by Christopher Columbus. One of her third grade student, finishing before the others came and handed in his paper, which only had one dot on the paper. She asked him why. He said that was Columbus far out of sea.


The Polka Dot Blouse

One teacher wore a polka dot blouse to school. As she stood welcoming her first grade students in class, one of the students noticed her blouse and decided to pay her a compliment, “Oh, Ms. Brown, you look quite nice this morning, just like the clown at the fair I went to this weekend.”