Long hours, very little pay, and a bunch of young people who are forced to show up and listen to you lecture every day? What’s not to love about teaching? Sure there are a ton of awesome teachers, adjunct faculty, and professors but even the best teachers have moments when they’re just as over the semester as their students.
Wait until you see how one teacher made a clone to handle their office hour visits.
Your Grades Are Dead To Me
When your professor brings in an actual coffin to demonstrate how dead your grades are it’s not a good sign. Honestly, is this a result of the teacher failing their students or their pupils failing to understand the importance those little multiple choice bubbles they have to fill in 100 times during every test? The system has failed us!
This Teacher Was Replaced By A Tree
When you’re done teaching and decide a tree can do your job it’s time for the semester to end. We have to applaud this teacher for naming it their “substitute treecher.” Extra points to this teacher if this was a botany class. We have a feeling everyone just “leaves” the classroom after they see who’s in charge. The next teacher set some really low expectations.
This Teacher Has Stopped Setting Expectations
Apparently, this teacher has been unable to get through to their students on an intellectual level. So are the blue “crap” papers better than the purple “crap” papers? At least their students know they aren’t expecting a lot from them so a little bit of effort could land someone an unearned A or B. Our next example is the fastest a teacher ever gave up on the semester.
We’ve heard a lot of students refer to the first week of college classes as “syllabus week” which basically translates to, “show up if you want but you won’t learn anything for seven days.” This teacher was already over the semester the second they fired up their first-day calendar. GTFO because this teacher has no interest in teaching you anything.
Remember The Alamo!!!
This teacher has given up on teaching a full curriculum to their students and wants them to just remember the Alamo. Yeah, we know this is a historical reference but it also feels like a teachers way of phoning it in and letting their students know they won’t be offering much in terms of guidance for the school year. Our next teacher found a unique fuel to keep them moving forward.
This Teacher Has Found The Fuel They Need To Finish The School Year
Teaching is often a thankless job but this teacher has found the fuel they need to keep on going until winter or summer vacation arrives. A student noticed they had labeled their water bottle as “student tears.” If you’re done educating for the semester, you might as well get something out of the last few weeks of class. As promised our teacher clone is up next…
I’m Available For Office Hours At Any Time
This teacher wants their students to stop by their office anytime. Sure the conversation is less than riveting but at least he’s there for his kids. This is what happens when your students have asked too many stupid questions because, yes, there is such thing as stupid questions and they drive your teachers up the wall.
This Teacher Is Totally Over Your Three Page Essay That Has 25 Words
Sorry kids but it’s nearly the end of the school year and your laziness is not sitting well with the teacher. Believe it or not, they know all of your little tricks that include extra large font size, bolded text, and fonts that spread out words more than they should. This teacher is done putting up with your stupid attempts to fool them.
Walkens Not Accepted
Your teacher shows up in class and offers their help in explaining various subjects. They are in no way at your beck and call, especially with the type of money they make for dealing with your shenanigans. This teacher gave up on random drop-ins during office hours and they let Christopher Walken do all of their talking. Brilliant. Our next teacher totally hulked out over a repetitive question
Hulking Out, Because… Stupid Questions
When you have been asked so many questions that can be found on the syllabus that you can’t stand it anymore. This guy ruined a perfectly good button-down dress shirt to prove a point to his students. If your teacher is hulking out in the middle of class – they are done with the semester. Our next teacher has decided to give students the grades they want…
This Nearly Retired Teacher Is Over Your Papers
Your tiny writing and chicken scratch are for younger teachers to deal with because this guy is totally over your inability to use cursive like a normal human being. They must be ready for the semester to end because they point blank ask their student what grade they would like to receive. How did we not know it was this easy to earn straight A’s in high school? Our next teacher literally jumped out of a window because enough is enough.
This Teacher Found Out It Was Easy To Escape From Their Job
This teacher was in the middle of teaching a class when they realized their students were not even attempting to learn a damn thing. They walked over to the window, opened it up, and jumped to their freedom. At least the kids got some fresh air, even if their education was delayed by the teacher’s actions.
They Could Have Used A Recycle Bin
Deadlines are an important part of the school experience and this teacher is done making exceptions for work that’s turned in late. We do have a problem with their receptacle of choice…would it have been that much harder to find a recycle bin? When the semester is nearly done, teachers don’t want to spend extra time waiting for your procrastinating self to turn in a later term paper.
This Teacher Who Gave Up On Avoiding Grade Padding
A good teacher won’t pad their students’ grades with silly questions. You can tell that an educator has given up on educating their kids for the semester when they use throw away questions like this one. We’re more than a little worried that at least one kid probably answered “False” just to rebel against the man. Check out this next guy who used science to crush his students’ dreams.
This Teacher Used Science To Crush Dreams
The poster in this picture reads: “When you wish upon a star you’re a few million light years late. That star is dead. Just like your dreams.” – Ouch??? On a positive note, this teacher’s students learned some science while being insulted by their educator. We don’t know if this teacher officially gave up on teaching but at least they have a sense of humor.
This Test Perfectly Sums Up The End Of Each Semester
When you start to issue tests that require students to circle certain words and read out loud during the test, it’s nearly the end of the semester. This teacher either wants to GTFO for vacation or they really need to improve test grades so no student is left behind. If you fail this test you deserve another year in sixth grade. Sorry, Billy.
Bribery Is Reserved For Performance Reviews Only
When you have nothing nice to say about your students but have to report back to their parents, what do you do? This teacher doesn’t care if your parents know how you are really acting in class but only if you pay them for some kind words. This is hopefully a joke but it pretty much sums up parent-teacher meetings perfectly.
This Teacher Is All Tied Up In Their Work
This teacher is ready to head off into the sunset for the summer. His students are tired, he’s tired, and that’s enough to push him over the edge. When this kid fell asleep their shoelaces were tied together courtesy of their educator. Maybe we need to make each semester a few weeks shorter. And now a message from the hiring staff at McDonald’s…
This Teacher Is Over Bad Tests And Is Acting Like A Counselor
When the answers on your tests have been so bad that your teacher attaches a job application for McDonald’s, you know something has gone horribly wrong with your ability to study and learn. This teacher was fully over the semester after running out of positive encouragement for their failing students. We actually appreciate the next teacher’s response to a student…
This Teacher Is Over Giving A Damn
First, we applaud this teacher for encouraging their student to always question what they learn. However, giving four bonus points for a silly answer on a test is another sign that it’s time to pack up for the summer and go home. At least the school year could end with a laugh for this student and their teacher.
Things Are So Bad He’s Just Going To Escape
This teacher is so fed up, he apparently doesn’t even see the point of remaining conscious for class. Why bother being present, if you have a roomful of kids who are just ignoring you to check their phones and take selfies anyway?
No, You Don’t YOLO
One student thought she’d be cheeky by writing “YOLO” (you only live once) as a test answer. The teacher was having none of this nonsense and instead pointed out what her likely career options will be if she doesn’t start taking her education more seriously. Ouch.
Who Cares If The Place Burns Down?
As a student shared to social media, a wasp flew into this teacher’s classroom. He’s obviously reached the end of his rope, as he decided to eradicate the wasp with a three-foot-long flame that could have easily torched the entire classroom. Oh well.
Do. Not. Touch.
How many times has this fed up teacher been forced to listen to “Chopsticks” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on his classroom piano before resorting to posting this harsh memo? “Ask to play the piano unless you’re Mozart (but I know you’re not because he’s dead).”
Messing With Kids’ Heads Just To Make Life A Little More Interesting
This fed up teacher seriously needs some fun in his work life. He wrote “I had to give a final exam today, and I wrote two versions of the exam.” They were both true-false exams. Half of them had mainly “true” answers and the other half “false.” The teacher wrote “I’d love to see the fear and panic in their eyes if they discussed the exam afterwards.” Cruel!
Let It All Out
Well, this is a sad sight: a teacher who just can’t take it anymore. He gave up and is laying on his desk. In one of the photos he even appears to be crying. Hopefully he’s just messing around with his students and not really at the end of his rope.
The Ultimate Punishment
Oh, this teacher is just mean. He is so fed up with his nasty students that he decided to punish them in a cruel and unusual way: spoiling Game of Thrones episodes. He told the local newspaper, “from now on when there is too much noise I will write the name of the next death.”
Tired Of Texting
Cell phones must be a huge source of frustration to modern teachers. It’d be hard to come up with a lesson plan that could possibly be as entertaining as Instagram or Facebook. This teacher is obviously sick of his students’ texting, as he posted this humorous sign on the projector.
You Stink. All Of You.
Wow, talk about FED UP. This teacher basically called his entire class “stinky” in this rather harsh note. “Do NOT unplug my air freshener for your stupid phone! I shouldn’t have to smell y’alls stink because your phone is dying.”
Pajamas? Why Not?
ay to dress for the job you want, not the one you have. This teacher, by showing up to class in wrinkled pajamas, is apparently more than ready to retire and spend his days lounging around the house. It’s not clear whether these are teh PJs he sleeps in, or if he changes into “work pajamas” when he heads to school.
Didn’t Even Bother To Show Up
This is one way to deal with a job you no longer enjoy: posting a photo of yourself in the front of the classroom with the note “Hello, everybody! Unfortunately, I cannot be here today, so here is a picture of me looking professorial instead.”
Pretty Harsh Words
Wow, this teacher is not mincing words with his or her cell phone case. “If I died and went to hell, it would take me a week to realize I was no longer at a parent teacher conference.” I think it’s time for someone to retire….
No Cheating Or Texting Will Happen In This Classroom
Again with the cell phones. One teacher who was so sick of students texting (and possibly cheating) on their phones during class that she had everyone leave their phones at the front of the classroom where she could keep an eye on them.
SHUT UP I’M ABOUT TO TEACH MATH. Obviously, this math teacher is sick and tired of asking nicely for his class to quitet down before lessons. This screen telling them to “shut up” is probably more effective anyway, even if it’s only because of the shock value of the message.
So Frustrated With Students Who Don’t Pay Attention Or Study
It’s got to be super frustrating to give your “all” to students all day, only to find out that they’re not even paying attention to the wisdom you’re trying to impart. This tired teacher has a clever comeback to students who don’t perform well on exams: “I teach u. Y u no get points?”
Too Tired To Do Much Else
Wow, sounds like this “over it” teacher has a really thrilling lesson plan for the first day of class. In World Geography, the teacher assigned “survive your first day of high school” as the homework assignment. He also, oddly, included a quote from Dora the Explorer.
Come On Kids, Write Your Name On Assignments!
Students in this class must be really bad about putting their name on assignments they turn in. Bad enough that the teacher made a hilarious printout to hang on the bulletin board. Beyoncé’s wise words can be used to pertain to a wide variety of situations.
This is the ultimate diss from a teacher! On tumblr, one student wrote “so this girl gave attitude to my teacher today. Girl: *rolls eyes* Teacher: Yeah keep rolling your eyes, you might find a brain back there.” The teacher is obviously tired of all the major attitude!
Stopped Caring About Tests
After writing tests on the same subject for year after year, it might be tempting to throw in a funny answer every now and then. That’s what this fed-up teacher did when he or she included “Gary Busey” as an option under a question about super volcanoes. Sadly, it’s the answer the student actually chose.
Better Come Prepared To This Class
It’s clear that this teacher is sick and tired of his students showing up completely unprepared for class. The dude in the front row apparently didn’t even have a pen, and when he asked to borrow one was given a ridiculouly huge feather pen as punishment.
Better Luck Next Time
Someone on Reddit said, “My class wouldn’t quiet down, so the prof wrote this and left. It’s been 30 minutes.” Looks like this professor has had enough of trying to talk over his students and decided that he’d rather leave than try to teach a room full of disrespectful college kids.
Office Hours NEVER
When these students tried to speak to their professor outside of class to talk about midterm grades, they found this sign. It seems that this professor doesn’t want to have to argue with his students about why their grades were so low. Maybe they should just study more instead of grade grubbing.
The Observant Professor
This professor decided to turn things around on the students and they weren’t expecting this! He listed out all the things that he has seen his students during class instead of paying attention to the lecture. Among the list are “Looking at pictures of sliced bread” and “Looking at pictures of themselves in suits.”
That Professor Who’s Never Available
This professor was definitely over the semester, probably before it even began. He decided to play off his reputation for never being available during office hours and trick the students by putting this poster on his office door to make it look like he was there. Even in the poster he looks over it.
“My Professor Taught The Whole Class Like This”
Kudos to the professors who truly do not care about what anyone thinks. This professor decided to come to class dressed in a full minion costume and didn’t even reveal his face throughout the duration of the lecture. In a long, boring semester, professors have to think of something to keep themselves entertained.
No More Excuses
This professor seems to be fed up with the excuses that his students have given him for not doing their work on time. In the email he takes notice of how many times he has heard the “dead grandma” excuse and his exasperation is such that he even took the time to type out his “deep breaths.”
“Mr. Lear Is Giving Up”
Looks like Mr. Lear is done trying to mold his class of miscreants on world history. He left this note to his students basically telling them they’re on their own from now on and must teach themselves. He’ll still be in the classroom, but what’s the point of teaching people who aren’t going to listen?
This Professor Has Had Enough Technology
This professor told all their students to pretty much get rid of their iClickers. While the professor is happy to not be using them anymore (because most professors are not in tune with modern college technology), their students might be less than keen to destroy something they spent money on.
Can I Be Any More Clear?
Among all the pet peeves that a teacher can have, the worst for them is probably when students don’t turn in their work on time. Teachers are very clear about when an assignment is due, but somehow that always doesn’t translate well to the student who still turns everything in late. This teacher has had enough of it.
A Subtle Cry For Help
This substitute teacher isn’t even there to teach the class for the whole year and he’s already over it. This may have just been a happy (or sad) accident, but something tells me that this is actually what this teacher is thinking in his head. He can’t take being in the classroom any longer.
This Teacher Is Not Your Friend
Teachers always have a group of students who for some reason choose to linger in class a little longer than they should. Despite the fact that teachers have to act like they care, a lot of the times they just want to pick up and leave once a lecture is over. They don’t want to have to be there longer than they need to.
Because Why Not?
This Reddit user said that their professor rewarded the students who still came to the last class before Spring Break. Already halfway through the semester and even the professor thinks everyone deserves a beer. Needless to say, everyone in this class has probably been working way too hard and this professor knows that.
The Questionable Tee
I guess we can all guess what this professor likes to do in their free time. For those who don’t understand Roman Numerals, this professor’s shirt says 4:20, which is known as the police code that represents a certain recreational activity. You can probably catch this guy in the middle of said activity after class lets out.
It’s Not The Professor’s Problem
A Reddit user found this little note on their professor’s office door. This professor is pretty much saying, “you snooze, you lose.” By posting this note, this professor lets their students know that they can’t blame him for not being there when he said he wouldn’t be there, so don’t act surprised.
He Just Needed To Let Loose
This professor clearly gave up on trying to act professional and decided to have some fun for once. He probably teaches a mind-numbing topic like calculus or physics, but couldn’t bear to stand up and lecture a classroom full of sleeping students. Time to wake them up a little bit!
I’m The English Teacher, Not You
This English teacher was trying to write a quick note to let students know where they should go that day. But one student thought they were being clever by correcting the teacher’s use of texting language. Well, if you’re going to correct an English teacher’s grammar, you better make sure you know what you’re doing. And people wonder why teachers are so over the semester.
We All Know Where His Head’s At
This teacher is clearly ready for a vacation! He already is dressed for the occasion in the most hilarious way! Looks like we know that this professor will be on the beach (in swim trunks probably) once the semester’s over, but first, try to get through this class with a straight face.
“I’m About To Save Your Lives”
It seems like this teacher has had enough of the terrible essays that their students have been handing in. One day, the teacher decided to end the nonsense once and for all and teach these students the proper way to write an essay. If this teacher had to sit through one more paper with no point, they might have lost their minds.
Well, That Took An Unexpected Turn
This teacher would like to kindly remind their students that there is no place for cheating in their classroom, otherwise, there will be dire consequences that include “your boyfriend/girlfriend/both will cheat on you. Worse, they will cheat on you without your knowledge.”
Some Interesting Homework
This teacher is so bored and over the semester that he can’t stand to grade another dumb worksheet! Instead, he decided to give his students some rather unconventional homework assignments of their choosing. This might get his students to pay attention the rest of the semester, don’t you think?