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.

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.

3. Writing a paper is different from texting someone.

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

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

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

Get me, like, 100 of those.

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.”

8. SWAG is important, at any age.

9. “Yo momma” jokes are timeless treasures.

Cherish them.

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

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

Good on you, teachers.

12. Some things are more important than grades.

Again, SWAG is important.

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

14. Honesty is the best policy!

15. Nobody has time for your tardiness.

16. Never negotiate with terrorists.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

29. And there are no easy shortcuts in life.

Trust me — I heard it from a teacher.

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