Posted at 5:00 AM Apr 27, 2009By Jennifer Mathieu
As the end of the current school year hangs temptingly in the distance for those of us who teach or take classes, let us take a moment to honor the top ten most enduring teacher stereotypes from kindergarten through college. Raise your hand if you recognize one of them.
10. The One Who Thinks He is Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society
9. The Drunk/Addict
Shows up late for class, disheveled and unkempt. Takes frequent bathroom breaks and sweats for no apparent reason. Seems too friendly with the dealers on campus. Will either be completely useless or totally brilliant. You feel like you should report him, but then you realize that if you were a teacher, you might need to self-medicate, too.
8. The Flirt
7. Mister Fun!
Hey, kids! Let's have class outside! Let's watch a movie today! Let's just sit and get totally off-topic and talk about last night's game! We can just have a free day today because you guys have been so good! Mister Fun is fun until about December when you realize that instead of getting smarter, you are now more stupid than you were in August.
6. The One Who Hasn't Changed in Thirty Years
5. Little Miss No Control
Even as a kid you almost feel sorry for this one. Fresh out of college, she tries desperately to get the class in order by pleading, "Class! Class!" and clapping her hands, flicking the lights on and off, and screaming at the top of her lungs. Little Miss No Control either gives up and quits/sits at her desk reading while the class goofs off, or transforms into Army Sergeant by Christmas.
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