14 Teachers Share Their Craziest Stories

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Call them funny or disheartening, but these tales are thoroughly entertaining.

The people tasked with educating our children have, arguably, one of the world’s toughest gigs — and perhaps funniest, too. From embarrassing moments to super strange encounters, here’s everything you won’t hear at the teacher-parent conference. Get ready to laugh, smile, and, okay, maybe cringe a little, too, as instructors open up about their most unforgettable moments.

THE ONE THAT WAS A LITTLE TMI

“I work in an old gym building, and the bottom floor is a series of tunnel-like hallways and locker rooms that students have used for generations. After going over female anatomy in our reproductive health class, I asked a series of review questions, one being, ‘What is the site of fertilization?’ A girl raised her hand and I pointed to her, proud that someone remembered the answer so quickly. She confidently looked at me and said, ‘Site of fertilization? Basement of the old gym, that’s where my mom said she was.'” – Jordan

THE ONE WHERE THE GREAT DEPRESSION LESSON WAS DEPRESSING

“One time, in an essay on the Stock Market Crash of 1929, a student wrote that because the market went down a lot of people got depressed and and killed themselves, and that was the ’cause of the Great Depression.’ No amount of explaining, resource material, or even her peers could get through to her that there was a difference between an economic depression and a mental health issue. She kept asking whether everybody was unhappy, and when people said ‘yes’ she would say, ‘See, they were depressed!’ –Janice

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