10 Embarrassing Things That Happen to Teachers

Amusing classroom anecdotes

Teachers know that many strange things can happen to us while teaching. But I think these things can be far more embarrassing if you are a high school teacher, because they happen in front of a teens who understand the humor of the situation.

10. Calling a student by an older sibling’s name. This is bad, especially if they don’t like their sibling!
9. Handing back an assignment or test to the wrong student. This is especially bad if the grade was not good…
8. Wearing two different socks to work. Done it…
7. Wearing two different shoes to work. Done that, too…
6. Missing a spot shaving. I shave my head bald. Tiger stripes, though cool in nature, are weird on my head…
5. Spilling coffee down your shirt and tie first thing in the morning. Great lesson staller…
4. Accidentally making your copies on “mauve” paper that the art club left in the copier.
3. Accidentally cussing when you pinch your finger in the hinge of your elmo (i.e, my document camera).
2. Passing gas when you bend over to pick up the dry erase marker. Farting is funny when you’re a teen, especially if it’s your teacher who ripped one.
1. Returning to class with sink splatter from the restroom’s faulty faucets and having students ask if you had an accident.

Any teachers with embarrassing, yet funny, moments to share?