23 Totally Relatable Teacher Fails To Make You Laugh-Cry


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Have you ever just … had a day? Honestly, what teacher hasn’t? After all, the best part of teaching little humans is all the opportunities you have to laugh at yourself. Thank you to these humble Instagram teachers who put themselves out there with these totally relatable teacher fails!


1. Adorable sample, gone wrong.


2. Wait, what?


3. ย All you can do when you get less than stellar feedback …


4. ย Umm, Miss Graham?


5. It’s a random puzzle generator, I swear!


6. Aw, snap!


7. An honest gardening lesson.


8. Make a cozy reading nook, they say. It’ll help them focus, they say.ย 


9. Guided drawing lesson gone terribly wrong.


10. Huh?ย 


11. Don’t even ask.ย 


12. See #7.


13. ALL day.


14. Most important teacher quality: flexibility.


15. Well, it sounded like a good idea.


16. K is for…key?


17. Kid chair/adult bottom.


18. I can’t give you that definition.


19. Never teach fifth graders with a curling iron burn on your neck.


20. Oh my, we’ll just focus on the correct use of the macaroni apostrophes.ย 


21. Sleep deprivation sticker fail.


22. So THIS is why teachers use so much paper!


23. Turn your back for one minute at math time.ย 


24. Stay focused.


25. WHY, for the love of Pete, is it so fun to jack with the teacher’s whiteboard?


26. So Iโ€™m not an artist, sue me!


27. Now that’s just embarrassing.ย 

Here’s to the teacher fails! May we all laugh at them and love the job more for them.


Elizabeth Mulvahill

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Elizabeth Mulvahill is a Writer/ Editor for WeAreTeachers and a certified Elementary Teacher.