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    Bizarre Things Our Teachers Did During Class

    My eighth grade math teacher used to pick his teeth with a matchbook every day during class. Got any teacher weirdness to share?
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    We had a regular biology sub. She was an ancient, prim lady, built like a hen, who would sit on a stool in front of the class with her knees spread apart. I don't think she realized it. I think she was just careless.

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    I'll have to think about that - and I will.
    The first thing that comes to mind was a philosophy professor who during lectures would seem to go to another place at times.
    He'd stop in mid-sentence and just stare blankly off into the distance for anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two, sometimes nodding his head as if agreeing (or not) with something he was hearing.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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    Had a teacher that didn't allow food in class but yet she would sit and eat a payday bar every day in front of us.
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    I had a history teacher in 7th or 8th grade draw a woman's reproductive organs on the chalkboard and try to explain the menstrual cycle. In a class with boys and girls. He was young, goofy and good looking and quickly fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leasie View Post
    I had a history teacher in 7th or 8th grade draw a woman's reproductive organs on the chalkboard and try to explain the menstrual cycle. In a class with boys and girls. He was young, goofy and good looking and quickly fired.
    They should have just moved him to a biology position.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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    One of my high school English teachers would fall asleep. She was elderly and rumored to be an alcoholic. The students had a field day, but only with spitballs and paper airplanes (it was the 1980s).

    Another of my high school teachers, our orchestra director, was excellent but had a terrible temper (usually triggered by good reasons). About once a year he would pitch a fit, pick up his Manhasset music stand (very heavy black metal solid 1-piece), hurl it randomly and leave the room in a huff. One year he threw the stand into the viola section, narrowly missing me (I was in the violins).

    One of my father’s grade school teachers (a nun...inner-city Catholic school in the 1950s) was required to take a daily medication that she didn’t like. It was dissolved in liquid and had a terrible orange taste. Every day, she’d give it to a different student to “dispose of” (drink in class in front of her). My dad had to drink it several times that year. He still has no idea what it was, but wonders if it was a mood stabilizer of some sort...early Tang-flavored lithium? Bottoms up!

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    Not during class but on his free period math teacher Mr. Rogers was caught sitting in his classroom jerking off to porn.
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    Oh man, these are great! Best laugh of the day. Thanks guys.

    I was getting my last degree and working on my student teaching. I was standing on the second floor of an open environment two-story building filled with people and classrooms. It was lunch time, so there were tons of students, execs, and professors everywhere. I was talking to a man who previously had even the VPs kissing his ass. Not me. We were just talking about randomness, introductions, etc. It turned out he was doing an audit of the place for accredidation. He wasn't wearing a suit like most of his predecessors, so I thought he was simply a new employee. I talk to everyone where I work regardless of title. I'm not the most hierarchy-oriented person in the world obviously.

    The auditor told me what he was doing, I started to reply and heard "I did 30 hours of research to put that together. Now I've gotta change it. That's so f***ed up!" It was a faculty member who didn't like the auditor telling her earlier that she needed to update her curriculum. I couldn't stand her, so it was funny when everyone within earshot, and I do mean everyone, just stared at her afterward. The auditor called her over, and she was fuming. He asked her if she'd like him to put that statement in his report to the president of the college and accredidation board. A few people snickered. Her current and former students could see she was not as bulletproof as she'd led them to believe. A few weeks later she told me she'd changed several of her current and former students' grades from Fs to Cs. I asked her why. She said "the guy" was now scrutinizing everything she'd done for the last 7 years (he did that to everyone because accredidation takes place every seven years. Nobody gets worked up), and she knew she had too many fails. That looked bad for her. The general consensus: If she hadn't been such a horse's ass dumping five to eight surprise Excel (yeah, that one) assignments on her students each week, she wouldn't have needed to do that. Not to help her students, but to help herself stay employed.

    Everyone hates taking or teaching Excel because she's like that. I've been using Excel for years, so I help them hate it less.

    All that right after being voted faculty member of the year with a plaque with her picture on it in the main building. It was taken down shortly afterward and the plaques rearranged. She never got that honor again

    The most bizarre thing she ever did? Had her unpaid student intern do all of her committee work, which was why she got that plaque in the first place. She got caught at that too when the intern structure changed. All became paid students, and all of them had a mass orientation. Hmm, wonder why that happened.
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