Scene: test day. Teacher (me) goes over formulas needed to make them fresh in mind before handing out test. Students take test, go on merry way. Later that day, I am approached by a coteacher who found writing on the desk. It was said formulas. I confronted the student and here is our conversation.
Teacher: is there anything that you want to tell me about the test?
T: writing was found on the desk. In your handwriting. It was the formulas that were needed.
S: well you told us them so I thought it was okay.
T: you thought writing answers on a desk was okay.... you realize that's cheating? I could give you a zero and write you up.
S: no. You told us the formulas. I was just writing them down so I'd remember for the test.
T: ...thats cheating. I'll talk to you tomorrow about the consequences.
The next day...
T: so I decided to give you a zero for the questions... (cut off)
S: I checked the student handbook. That's not cheating.
Submitted by: Liz
I am an immersion ESL teacher, so I have a room full of 13 non-native speaking English children for 45 minutes and I don't speak their language...
Today in my teaching land, a 9-year-old student couldn't remember the word "lost." She quietly whispered the word for "lost" in her home language and looked very distraught for a few seconds...
Then her face lit up. She took my copy of the homework I was collecting, thrust it under a chair, triumphantly stood up and shouted "Where is my homework?!"
Me: You lost your homework?
S: YES! (I give her a high five for creativity)
Me: Do you need a new one?
I handed her the paper and she flounced into her seat. I have never before seen a student so proud of needing to redo a worksheet before.
Submitted by: Dianna H
Student 1: why did you two break up?
Student 2: well I told him if he didn't snap me back and we lost our streak I was breaking up with him!
Student 1: you broke up over a snapchat streak? Really?
Student 2: I don't care!! I told him he could either snap me back or find a new girlfriend. So we broke up.
Submitted by: Chase
UPDATE FROM CHASE: They got back together the next day but then broke up for the same reason. In her defense, they did have a 600 day streak.
So I've been working in a private English school in Russia. I had a group of kids that was whittled down to two nine-year-old girls. Girl A is what I would call a typical girl of her age, albeit a bit more shy than most, and Girl B is just slightly crazy. Walk in the room and find her dancing on the desk kind of crazy. So she's pretty cool, even though she gets on my nerves a lot. I already gave up that group, but before I did I had the girls meet their new teacher. This is what happened that morning.
The new teacher walks in. He is from texas and is really just ginormous, probably around 6 foot 6 or maybe taller.
New teacher: Hey girls! How are you?
Me: Girl A, can you ask him what his name is?
Me: Come on: What. is. your. name?
Girl B (cautiously): What. is. your. name?
New Teacher: My name is Jordan.
It went on like this for a few minutes - them being shy and only repeating questions that I constructed. Then Girl B beckons me closer and speaks in almost a whisper.
Girl B : А он людоед?
Me (laughing hysterically): No!
I turn to the new teacher and ask:
Me: Do you understand what she asked?
New teacher: Nope...
Me: She asked if you're a "people-eater."
Submitted by: Brian D