Teachers are locked in an all-day staring contest with their students, and sometimes, it's difficult not to crack. Kids say the darnest things—especially the ones in high school. Educators recounted the moments that almost made them lose their resolve when a Reddit thread asked, "what's the funniest thing a student said or did that you couldn't laugh at because you're a teacher?"
It turns out that teachers are just like us.......they struggle to hold in a laugh when somone can't hold in a fart.
It was my first year teaching seniors, and the first time teaching "1984," probably in May or so. There’s a chapter when Winston hooks up with Julia in a park, and then sees in the English countryside the beauty of nature that he has missed all his life, which he calls “the golden country."
So I’m doing my best English-teacher-skips-over-the-sexy bits part, and I think I said something like, “okay, so they have their romantic moment, and then Winston parts the bush and what does he find?”
Silence. The whirr of two dozen hormonal brains spinning. Then someone in the back shout out, “he finds the golden country!”