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    26 Hilarious Stories About Teachers Being Weird As Heck That Are Guaranteed To Make You Giggle

    "My teacher thinks the word 'test' is too harsh, so she calls it a 'celebration of knowledge.'"

    A while back, we took a look at a viral Twitter thread that asked people to share the "weirdest" story they had about one of their teachers and, whew buddy, they did not disappoint. This inspired even more wild stories from our very own BuzzFeed Community! Here are just a few of the most eccentric educators out there:

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    1. "One time my AP US History teacher was in the middle of a lecture on Reconstruction after the Civil War, when she looked down at the scarf she was wearing, pulled out a single Cheeto and said, 'Oooh, a Cheeto!' as if she'd struck gold. She then just continued teaching."


    2. "One time, my English teacher told us that he would have a substitute the next day. We came to class and, five minutes after the bell, he showed up in a giant fur coat, a fake mustache, a fur hat, and was speaking in a thick Russian accent. He was pretending to be a dead Russian author and the skit went on for 30 minutes until his mustache started falling off."


    3. "My high school Algebra teacher had the most ridiculous responses for ordinary things. For example, if you asked for a tissue he ALWAYS would say, 'Tissue? I don't even know you!'"


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    4. "I had an American Literature teacher when I was in school back in the '80s whose catchphrase at the end of every class was 'Don't do anything I wouldn't do...but if you do, name it after me!'"


    5. "My teacher thinks the word 'test' is too harsh, so instead she tells us we’re having a 'celebration of knowledge.' It’s never a celebration."


    6. "One high school teacher I had would bellow 'Turn or buuuurn!' anytime he saw a student not facing the board. It was bizarre, but really entertaining. If you riled him up enough, sometimes he would forget to assign anything."


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    7. "My middle school science teacher stuck Post-It notes on the ceiling that said, 'The answer is not up here' because he was tired of students looking up to avoid answering questions."


    8. "In sixth grade, my English teacher claimed that she could 'do magic' and had a 'magic wand.' Basically — if you were acting up — she would come and tap your head with it."


    9. "I had a teacher in college who would ALWAYS say, 'And once again!' to start a new sentence. One time, we tallied up how many times he said it in one class and I think it was close to 50?!"


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    10. "My French professor once stopped class and looked up everyone’s astrological signs (including all of the rising signs and whatnot) with an online calculator. C’est très important en France, apparently?"


    11. "I had a teacher in high school who straight-up used a small water gun on kids who fell asleep in class."


    12. "At the beginning of the first math lesson of the school year, our teacher came into the classroom wearing a sparkly party hat and danced to 'Maneater' by Nelly Furtado."


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    13. "I used to have an English teacher who would whip out his guitar in the middle of class and just start playing it during silent reading time???"


    14. "One time, during silent reading in Art History, my teacher (who had a thick German accent) jumped up from his desk, yelled, 'Guys! My cats!' Then ran out the door with no further explanation and didn’t return for 45 minutes."


    15. "I had a math teacher who — on the first day of class — handed out little pieces of paper and asked everyone to sign them. When we asked why, he said, 'In case one of you become famous one day!'"


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    16. "My psychology teacher freshman year of college spent 20 mins of class telling us the story of how he once tried to resuscitate his dying dog with CPR only to realize that the dog was perfectly fine and just heavily asleep."


    17. "My history teacher was quite dramatic and taught with props. One day, he tied a huge Soviet flag around his neck. He got mad at us for some reason and went to storm out of the class. He tried to take off the flag first, but he'd knotted it too tight. So he stormed out, slammed the door, and walked around the school hallways for 10 minutes sporting a Soviet flag as a cape before coming back. He was the best teacher I ever had."


    18. "I had a teacher who dressed up as Batman for Halloween and decided to surprise us by being perched up on the radiator before we got to class. He tried to get down when we all came in, but tripped over his cape and fell. I lost the video sadly, but I know some of my classmates posted it on social. It’s out there somewhere!"



    19. "My high school chemistry teacher would ride his bike around the halls and ring his bell at people who were in his way."


    20. "One of my teachers moved his desk to the back of the classroom because and I quote, 'I don't like that you lot are always looking at me.' Weird guy...pretty great teacher, though."


    21. "My primary school teacher used to regularly climb up onto the tables and run across them...I still have no idea why."


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    22. "During an A-level lesson my teacher was struggling to draw a bird's wing to illustrate mechanics. He suddenly cleaned the blackboard and left the classroom without saying a word. A couple of minutes later he returned holding a live chicken — no idea where he got it — and proceeded with the lesson as if nothing odd was happening."


    23. "I had a teacher in high school who was OBSESSED with Star Wars. I’m talking life-sized cut outs in the classroom, posters covering the wall, etc. On May 4th every year (Star Wars day), he would bring in seven different Star Wars shirts and change every class. He also ALWAYS had Star Wars music playing at the beginning of class."


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    24. "I had an AP Human Geography teacher who would literally give you a zero on your assignment if you did it in pencil. Her classroom slogan was, 'The only kind of pen I don’t like is pencil.' She was such a great teacher, though."


    25. "I had a Spanish teacher in middle school who printed out pictures of telescopes and taped them under our chairs because 'telescopes help you focus!'"


    26. "I had a teacher in middle school who dressed up as 'Semicolon Man,' with a full cape and all, to help teach us punctuation. I’m still not 100% sure when to use a semicolon, but I do know I’ll never forget that."


    Now it's your turn! Do you have a weird/random/silly teacher story that rivals these?! Share yours in the comments below!

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    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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