29 Important Life Lessons From Teachers

Take note: Your teacher is teaching valuable life skills, along with all that grammar.

1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if you’re asking a teacher.

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2. If you pull a prank, vengeance will be swift.

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These students flipped their desks over, so their teacher wrote vertically.

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3. Writing a paper is different from texting someone.

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4. Life is full of risks, and sometimes they totally pay off.

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5. You’re never too old to dress up for Halloween.

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6. Or too old to appreciate a fancy juice box.

Get me, like, 100 of those.

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7. Art is awesome, never stop making it…when appropriate.

The first comment says, “Wooh, tough girl,” and the second reads, “The big-hair girls really don’t belong on your classwork, but they’re cool.”

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8. SWAG is important, at any age.

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9. “Yo momma” jokes are timeless treasures.

Cherish them.

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10. Your font says a LOT about you, so choose wisely.

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11. If you slack off, a teacher will notice and humiliate you.

Good on you, teachers.

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12. Some things are more important than grades.

Again, SWAG is important.

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13. Limp Bizkit is never the right answer. Ever.

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14. Honesty is the best policy!

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15. Nobody has time for your tardiness.

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16. Never negotiate with terrorists.

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17. Puns, math or otherwise, are always awesome.

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18. Stop complaining about homework, or a teacher will OWN you on Facebook.

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19. When you’re careless with your belongings, random selfies happen.

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20. Take pride in your tag work, because you only get one chance to impress.

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21. Never waste an opportunity to turn a boring yearbook photo into an awesome one.

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23. Figure things out for yourself, because teachers are busy, even when your hair is on fire.

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24. When you’re bored, create a new mathematical study, or something productive like that…

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25. Taking chemistry is probably the best decision you’ll ever make.

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26. Treasure maps are the best way to announce a change of venue.

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27. Nobody LIKES a test, not even a teacher.

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28. If you decide to take a nap in the middle of the day, there will be shaming consequences.

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29. And there are no easy shortcuts in life.

Trust me — I heard it from a teacher.

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