5 January 2010

Greatest Moments in Teaching

Setting the scene: The teacher is seated at a desk at the front of the room, surrounded by students (mostly girls) asking for help on a particularly difficult question from the textbook.

Food and drinks are not allowed in the classroom. A boy (let's call him Steve), carrying a bag of candy, sidles up to the desk, hoping that if he offers some to the teacher, that he will be allowed to eat the rest.

Steve: "Miss, would you like some Reese's Penis?"

Teacher (without missing a beat): "Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass."

Steve: "Oh...wow...um...uh..." *girls overcome shocked silence and begin to giggle uncontrollably*

Teacher: "It might be best if you go sit down."

Steve: "Um...yeah...okay... *wanders off*

20 comments:

KID, MD said...

LOL!!!!

EmilyKate said...

hahahahahahhahahahahahah! Priceless :o)

Clare said...

Students like that deserve special awards for the comedy they bring into your lives. Teaching English to foreign learners results in many of those moments so I'll share one. A powerpoint presentation on something important but boring featuring one slide entitled 'Pubic Interest' in giant letters ...

Summerset said...

LOL! I've some of those moments, too, like Clare I had one with a foreign student. We were reviewing important inventions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries for a semester exam, when the question came up, "What did Cyrus McCormick invent?" My foreign student, so proud that he knew the answer announced to the class, "the raper". Yeah. No one got that one wrong on the exam, nor did they forget the extra "e"!

gwensews said...

ROTFL !!!!

Sheila said...

Totally hilarious!!

amber said...

Teen-age boys are so fun, aren't they? ;)

Sherril said...

HaHaHahahah. Didn't want any penis from your student? I think a sense of humor is a pre-req for all teachers.

JenSA said...

Priceless, I bet the poor boy was mortified in front of all the girls, unless it was intentional!!

Renee said...

HA! Very funny. I was a high school science teacher for a couple of years and kept track of crazy things my students said. My favorite was "Can I have a longer meter stick?" :)

robin said...

Too funny - I'm picturing one of the guys from "Beavis and Butthead" saying this to you. Reminds me of junior high, where the boys that had lockers next to me would ask me some totally embarrassing question every day that was designed to make me look stupid whatever my answer was.

Dharma said...

Boys never grow up!!! The fifth grade the boys I teach have come to use the bathroom as the social club area. Hang in there-it is only January!

laura said...

But unfortunately it would appear over the last few years a lot of teachers have taken their students up on these offers!
Can we say Mary Jo Letourneau?
Yuk!!
I'll take Reese's Pieces anyday.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

ROTFLOL! Never a dull moment when a teenage boy is involved!

Sewellen said...

HA HA! That reminds me of my 12th grade science teacher: "okay class, now in each pitri (sp) dish before you, you'll see these minute orgasms swimming around..." good times....

Sher said...

It's days like that, that make teaching worth the hard work! LOL!

Nancy W. said...

Way too funny! I wish I would remember to write all those things down when they happen. I'm sure I'd have quite a collection by now. Great handling of the situation, BTW.
Happy New year!

Lindsay T said...

Good one! Thanks for making me smile on a winter afternoon.

Teddylyn said...

I'm slow to read this post--but TOO funny! I retired after 32 years in education and most days gave me at least one laugh out loud experience!

Lynda in LV

meredithp said...

LOL