88 Of The Most Awesome Teachers Ever (New Pics)

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

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

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

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#6 A Theorem And A Proof

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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 My Nephew's Teacher Looks Very Familiar

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#8 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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#9 My Old Math Teacher Played This Before We Started A Test. It's A 10-Minute Video Of Him Mowing His Lawn. We Had To Turn In Our Tests After The Video Is Done

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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 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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#11 Professor Reads His Reviews During The Course

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

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

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#14 My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

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

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#16 Sitting In My Immunology Class When

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#17 Genius Teacher

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#18 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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#19 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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#20 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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#21 Teacher Made A Cake For The Last Day. It Is Meant To Be His Own Face

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#22 Math Teacher Has A Rubber Stamp Of His Own Face That He Uses To Grade Tests

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

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#24 My Professor Gets The Internet

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#25 This Is How My Chinese Teacher Makes Us Present To The Class

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#26 My Cooking Teacher Pinned This Poor Pizza To The Blackboard

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#27 College Professor Advice

#28 The Teacher Said Those Who Are Done With The Task Could Come To This Room

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#29 My Teacher Hand Draws/Writes Memes And Jokes Every Day

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

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

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

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#33 My English Teacher Can Balance An Office Chair On His Chin

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#34 My History Teacher Uses A Floppy Disk For Her Hall Pass

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

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

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#37 My Calc Teacher Bombed My Golf Course On My Test

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#38 My Professor Gave Me A Present Today

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#39 Photo Of My Professor Today. There's Something About His Shirt

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

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#41 My Teacher Was Dressed As Arthur

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#42 The Struggles Of A Substitute Teacher

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#43 My Teacher Came Dressed As A Colonial Man Today For History

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

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

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#46 When Teachers Cover The Clock In Their Classroom

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#47 My Religion Teacher's Windows Background

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#48 Teacher Dressed As The Man Himself

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#49 My Biology Professor Is Playing Qui-Gon’s Conversation About Midi-Chlorians In Class To Talk About Mitochondria

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#50 Professor's Dog

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#51 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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#52 This Physics Teacher Teaching A Lesson About Gravity

#53 This Is My Chemistry Teacher

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#54 If You Passed A Note In Class, Chances Are Your Teachers Did Not Throw It Away

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#55 Sister-In-Law Showed Me Her Professor With A Much Better Solution Than A Laser Pointer

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#56 My Chem Teacher Announcing Our Quiz

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

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#58 My American Federal Government Professor This Morning

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#59 3 Of My Professors Share An Office. This Was Just Put Up On Their Door

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

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

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#62 Straight To The Point

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

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#64 Geometry

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#65 My Math Teacher's Board Today

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#66 Teaching Level: Michael Jackson

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#67 This Bathroom Pass At My School

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#68 On A Door In The Health Sciences Building At School

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

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#70 A Little Wisdom From My Physics Professor

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#71 My Economy Teacher Covers Up The Light That Comes Through The Door In The Afternoon With Pictures Of Himself

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#72 My Professor Wore This Today With No Explanation

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#73 My Teacher Came On The Morning Video Announcements Dressed As An Ear Of Corn

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

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#75 My Economics Teacher's Hallpass

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#76 Physics Professor At My School Teaching In Costume

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#77 My Arts And Crafts Teacher Made A Graveyard For Misused Tools

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#78 My Biology Professor Was Wearing An Awesome Tie Yesterday

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#79 My History Teacher's Presidential PEZ Collection

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#80 My Education Professor Duct Tapes Her Own Mouth Shut During Presentations So She Doesn't Interrupt, Distract Or Intimidate The Presenters

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#81 A Chemistry Professor With A Good Sense Of Humor

#82 The Coolest Math Teacher In Town

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#83 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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#84 Our Teacher Told Us To Get In Groups And Practice Theses Shakespearean Insults, I Love English A Lot More

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#85 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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#86 Every Friday During School, One Of My Substitute Teachers Dresses Up In A Banana Costume And Sings A Song About "Going Bananas Because It's Friday"

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#87 My Teacher Is Showing Off His Minecraft World To Our Class

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#88 "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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