17 Terribly Rotten Things Teachers Do to Ruin Students’ Lives

Oh, the horrors!

Rotten things teachers do

We recently read about all the terrible things parents do to make their kids’ lives miserable, like making them take showers, wipe their noses and wear clothes even when they don’t feel like it. Unforgivable, really. And that made us wonder, could teachers be even worse? We had to find out. So we asked our FB community to share some of the rotten things teachers do every day to ruin kids’ lives. Read it and weep.

 1. “I ask them to write in complete sentences, even though THAT TAKES WAY TOO LONG.” —Sue

2. “I had the temerity to suggest that the proper response to a teacher-provided doughnut was ‘thank you,’ not ‘I WANTED one with sprinkles.’ ” —Lori

3. “I make my students walk all the way across the classroom for a dictionary even though I could just spell the word for them, which would be WAY EASIER.” —Tabby

4. “I require them to write their names on their papers if they would like to receive credit for their work. WHAT am I thinking???” —Karen

5. “I make them take off their hats in my classroom, even when they have really BAD hat hair!” —Laura

6. “I ask them to begin sentences with a capital letter and end them with correct punctuation even though ‘people don’t always do that anymore.’ (Sounds like I’m mean AND old-fashioned).” —Sherry

7. “I won’t let them hang like insane monkeys from the coat hooks. I’m just rotten, I tell you!” —Amy

8. “I require my students to read for 20 to 30 minutes every night of the week, even though it ‘totally ruins their weekends!’ ” —Kathleen

9. “I make my students ‘waste’ their time rereading and editing their own writing even though it’s SO BORING.” —Kiley

10. “I made my students quiet down before dismissing them at the bell. It robbed them of 12 precious seconds of their passing time, which caused them to be tardy to their subsequent classes. One kid was 10 minutes late, which was ALL MY FAULT.” —Erin

11. “I make my students bring a pencil to class, even though they can’t be expected to remember EVERYTHING.” —Karen 

12. “I make my students take their spelling tests in cursive since we spent the first half of the year learning it—which is ‘JUST CRAZY because cursive has nothing to do with spelling.’ ” —Selena

13. “I won’t let my students listen to music on their smartphones during class even though EVERY other teacher in the WHOLE world lets them.” —Phend

14. “I wore school colors on our school’s Spirit Day. Turns out I’m ’waaaay too old to celebrate things like that.’ ” —Erin

15. “I made a classroom rule that no one is allowed to go the bathroom more than twice in one class period. Apparently, they are all going to pee their pants. I’m horrible!” —Em

16. “I make my second graders write a rough draft and a final copy of their writing. Oh, the humanity! Kids pout and huff and puff every time and it STILL doesn’t change my mind.” —Abby

17. “I expect my students to do work during group project time, even though there are MORE IMPORTANT things they need to talk about.”—Paula


Posted by Dana Truby

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