Top Ten Most Annoying Things Teachers Do


The Top Ten

1 Give out lots of homework

Homework makes kids deprived

Me-yay finally home
Me-no I have home work

Yeah its stupid

Homework is terrible. It's a waste of my time, it's very boring and it's very annoying. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

2 Say that the whole class is in trouble because one person did something

The must truthful thing I've seen in a while

We have a teacher exactly like this. My whole grade agrees with you!

Yes one time In band a kid was talking and being disruptive and the teacher made us put our heads down when one kid was being bad so unfair

I absolutely hate sitting at the back row of school because all of the annoying guys sit there. The teacher only let the students go to lunch from the front row because most of the 'good girls' sit there. The teacher never notices me and gets me to stay back with all of the boys because all of them did something but not me. I hate sitting at the back row. - Dovewing303

3 Keep the students in the classroom until they say they can leave

I hated it when I was in school, I had a bus to catch, And they made me wait, I had some anxiety and it make me scared of missing the bus - trains45

My art teacher does that she holds us for like 15 minutes before we can go to lunch

If the bell does not tell me when to leave it does not tell me when to arrive. - Aleehorselover

We all have to stand behind our chairs, and then we need to stay silent for a whole minute. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

4 Ban talking like it's a sin

A sin? So I need to talk more? (Note I'm a devil and I am the only different one around) - Coreforce

Isn't the teacher talking though? Shouldn't they not talk?

My high school special ed teacher would ban nearly EVERYTHING like it's a sin, not just talking...

OH yes, talking is what everybody does. And they ban it. Our teacher always says, "Want to talk? Go outside and have a lovely chat, and come back in."

5 Make you show your work

This should be number one! I almost failed math because of this

Why do they always say "But I want to know how you got your answer" after you do it right in front of them - FrozenPeee

My work is in my head, I don't need to show it on some stupid paper!

I failed test because of this

6 Make due dates too early

I had an assignment given on Friday. DUE ON MONDAY.

Once I had to write a 10 PAGE ESSAY and it was due in 2 weeks. I struggle with long essays! >:(

Straight facts

This is so annoying! The teacher assigned a big project about the the branches of government, it looked very confusing and I had to spend 3 days just buying the supplies! And the project was due 6 days after given. I worked really hard but it still wasn't fully completed and I got in troyble.

7 Call your parents because you did something bad

Since you'll get punished twice

This sucked, it made me nervous about going home since you know your going to get in trouble about being bad at school, I have had this happen before, when I was misbehaving one day in grade 5 - trains45

Jimmy got 99% instead of 100%, he should be grounded! - sadical

I was screaming in my French lesson and the teacher gave me detention I said ok and carried on screaming so she said I'm going to rung Mum so I said ok tell her I said Hi I now have detention for a whole week

8 Send you to detention

As someone five weeks into high school, this is my worst nightmare... - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

A teacher in my school gave one of her students 40 detentions and gave me more than ten detentions because I wrote something to my deskmate ToT

Yea it happens, it also reminds me of when in Kindergarten we had a peer who was sent to Detention for some reason.

But we can go have an hour detention for mispronouncing words like thug or flock, man, I feel bad for the Japanese import student. - Maddox121

9 Give out homework over the weekend

One time I was talking in class and my teacher said, "School is not for socializing! " So I said "Home is not for working" and got detention for 3 weeks.

I have important meetings on the weekend as well! With Pokemon and anime!

You know, some people have important meetings on the weekend. With who, you ask? My PlayStation. - sadical

In my school our teacher gave us an essay and it was supposed to be due next week which is after our break so someone asked if we were supposed to do it during the break and he was like no you should do fun stuff over the break and I was like well its bloody thursday were not going to finish this in two days and most of us will be travelling over the break

10 Tell the entire class "I'm just gonna sit here until you're quiet" and then give a 40min emotional and spiritual speech about how the class is wasting time

She a heathen

This is good cause it waists time. - XxembermasterxX

Honestly, in like Year Five, this teacher was super nice (heck, he let ten year-old me annoy him to oblivion! ) but also kinda lazes off. He had to call in a literal devil-teacher and he yelled at us for 20 minutes straight about the 'standard of Year Five' and how it's decreasing rapidly.

Yes! My English teacher does this all the time and she always says how disappointed she is with us.


The Contenders

11 Send you to the principal's office

This happened to me at least twice, once in grade 1, and another time in grade 2 - trains45

I feel sorry for American students.
Go to the Principals office.
Opening that locker.

12 Assign group work and put a sensible student with a group of idiots

I'm always the one in the group who has to do 99.1% of the work and the only thing the other members might do is put their name on the worksheet. One time I got assigned to three girls who were just on their phones the whole time and didn't care to do research. Yet they got mad when I highlighted their names in strikethrough text and credited myself 4 times on the presentation. Cost me a full letter grade but at least my teacher understood why I was that frustrated.

Teachers who assign a group for you to work with. I hate this. I get it, teachers think it's good to be able to work with other people, and it is, but they should at least let you choose a group, because 99% of the time they're going to put a good student with a complete idiot and the good student's grade with suffer, all because of the bad student, so think about it before you assign groups, are these students going to get on and are they both going to do their work? Ideally, let the students choose their own groups, but make sure they are not with somebody who could distract them, and also if a good student gets a bad grade, you know why - you assigned a sensible student a group of idiots. Also, don't yell when a student gets a bad grade, because you know why!

That student is always me

I'm a very good student who does their work, and the teacher put me to work with a boy who barely did any work, another boy who always gives excuses, and a girl (which is a friend that I kinda hate) that did work, but not all what she was asked to do. I did the work I had to do, and let them do theirs. A few days before submission date, they came to me and told me they didn't get everything they were assigned. I ended up losing about 20% of my marks because of some idiots that didn't do their work.

13 They show favoritism towards other kids

So true thanks I'm showing this to my idiot teacher because she hates me for no reason and loves the nerds.

I don't like it when teachers show favoritism towards athletes.

It's always my bullies! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

If one of my teachers were like that, if one kid got the "favoritism", I would do the same stuff as that kid and not give a crap until the teacher allows no one to do it.

14 Keep you after the bell

One time I had to stay 3 minutes after class because my math teacher said "You can't leave until all your notes are written down and I check them."

This gave me anxiety about being late for my next class or about missing the bus or missing my lunch - trains45

Hate that rule and also how they add minutes - Kangaroo1145

I have to get the bus! - kaisietoo

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15 Think they are always right

My math teacher would always pester us saying that the decimal doesn't move and one tudent (for some unknown reason) starts arguing with the teacher how the decimal does move and the rest of the week they argued about who was right. The week after the teacher decided to solve the problem and send him to the principles office saying he was "harrasing" her and the rest of the class.

My history teacher said that in our diary it says that we should have "highlighters" which means more than one. We all started to check in our diary and I was the first to find the equipment page. And guess what, it didn't highlighters at all!

My science teacher said there are little universes in a galaxy which is the biggest thing.

teacher:little universes in galaxyes which are bigger than planet
me:(being in year 10 or 10th grade) sorry... what did you say
teacher: (screaming) don't talk back 1 hour detention for you!

16 They say they treat every student equally but they treat one kid with special stuff and let that student get away with bad stuff.

I'm the one who gets away with most of the stuff. I destroyed the whiteboard and got away with it.

These kids are nothing but spoiled brats who think they deserve everything. Yesterday in art class, stupid Noah was picking his nose and his ears with building blocks and the teacher let him get away with it. He never does any real effort in class and is so lazy. Everyone except for only three of my friends thinks I'm bullying him. But let me be honest. He is a selfish, loudmouthed, half-witted mind corruptor, that nobody should trust!

When we do anything special and they need to pick someone, they always pick a specific three people and let them get away. Why? because they- no reason, they just favor them and use them as if they are "Role Models"

This is understandable sometimes, like if the kid is a little off for instance, but not enough to be sent to special Ed. We had a few like that, they were autistic or plain eccentric and possibly autistic, but nothing severe enough to get them sent to Special Ed.

17 They force you to do unnecessary assignments after you complete your work

In a special ed class in my high school after the kids finish their classwork they did stuff like coloring pages, mazes, word searches, etc...

18 Yell at you for one little thing

Yeah once I got in trouble for holding the door open after school - trains45

Yeah cause this abs teacher from palo alto yells at me foe one lil thing

Yes! Everything seems to make my teacher upset. She always yells at everyone for something someone did and she takes away insentives like there's no tomorrow.

My high school special ed teacher yelled at me and a few of my friends because we picked up a pizza delivery like seriously what

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19 Call on you for an answer when you didn't raise your hand

That's my maths teacher for everyone. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Hate when that happens - Kangaroo1145

So, I was in class and I SUCK AT MATH. And I wasn't raising my hand, so if u don't raise your hand they shouldn't call on u. So I didn't have it up, MY TEACHER CALLED ON ME! UGHH

Most of the time your hand isn’t raised, it’s because you don’t know the answer.

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20 Tells you to mind your own business, and they don't mind their own businesses

Yes yo my teacher asks me like what my snap chat or instagram and I will be like I do not even think you have a life to post because you are mostly at the senior center because your like 90 years old

I swear two other kids in a argument or sum and I asked my friend what’s going down whispering it and the teacher be like mind yo business but u where listening to r private conversation

Me: (looks at random books in the classroom)
High school special ed teacher: put those books away, they’re mine.
Me: (looks up pictures of Disney’s Hercules on google images)
Teacher: excuse me what is that on your computer screen? You know you’re not supposed to look that stuff up at school.

21 Teachers never understand

One time I had to do a virtual learning day which is teachers set assignments for you and you have to complete them in a day

So I had an A day instead of a B day. My calsses for A day were Math, math again, World History, and English. my math teacher loads me with so much work it takes me 13 hours to complete. It was already midnight but I had to do an essay for WH and read an entire 289 paragraph story and answer questions for english. Oh and none of those were completion grades. Keep in mind, 289 paragraphs is about 50 pages and I was working on all that in 1 day. I finished at 4am and my Spnaish teacher who is a B day teacher was mad at me for not practicing spanish which was not an assignment.

Yea one time I couldn’t find my hw and the teacher got mad when I told her and made we redo it

My high school special ed teacher thinks that our jackets, lunches, 1 big backpack plus all our school supplies can fit into a locker that's only like 6" wide and 18" deep

Teachers assume that since it’s 2018, that every student has access to internet

22 Be jerks

My "Science" "Teacher" is the best at this, I play Basketball, and so does my entire class (boys) and we were just coming off a rough loss to a team at home, the final was like 52-54,and he starts pointing out all of our failures that we had accomplished during the game. He also gave us back some old worksheets and said "Do want ya want with em'" so my friends start shooting trashcan basketball and he says, "The next one to hit the floor equals one push-up! " Like BOY, u just told us we could do whatever we wanted to with the paper.
Get on our level!

23 Treating you like a baby

When I was like 10, I got a maths test where the questions were like 3+2. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

I once had a teacher aide who told me how to spell the word "font". - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

My high school special ed teacher thinks that the smarter kids are dumber than a 1st grader. She gave us baby math like 1+1=2, count coins, tell time, and even forced us to play grocery store like a preschooler!


24 Share your grades with the whole class

My maths teacher claims that she would never do this, and then she showed the whole class everyone's grades! Feel bad for the girl who got 26%. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

One teacher did to me and RUINED my whole reputation, thank you teacher!

Not bad not below a A+ yet

Sounds really embarrassing if you have a C, D, or even an F! - hoppingicon

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25 Get mad at you for following their exact instructions

There was a rule at school where you have to hold doors open for everyone I held it open for one of the teachers and they shouted at me and didn't apoligise or say thank you afterwards

My high school special ed teacher did this once:

Teacher: No backpacks on the floor
Me: OK (puts backpack behind me in my chair)
Teacher: you can't do that either
Me: (puts backpack in chair on desk next to me)
Teacher: Uh-uh. No.

She told me not to put my backpack ON THE FLOOR. I put it ON A CHAIR. A CHAIR IS NOT THE FLOOR. I was obeying her.

Then she forced me to put my backpack in my tiny locker.

One time, in my fifth grade class, we were watching a movie, but the teacher said that if we weren't done with our writing assignments, we had to sit in the hall and work on them. So, I went in the hall and worked on my writing assignment. There were other people there working on theirs, and then the teacher walked out of the room and started yelling at just me and not anybody else for working on my assignment. - sadical

This happened three times today, with two unique teachers
First one (math teacher):
Teacher: Ask me before pausing the test (testing on a computer)
Me: (finishes test in 5 minutes and ends it)
He said pausing, not ending. He also established a rule that, before submitting a test, you must review
your answers independently.
Second one (computer administrator/teacher):
Teacher: Don't log in (means don't login to any websites, computers login to user account
automatically), don't touch the mouse
Me: (opens many (20,000+) Google Chrome windows using the keyboard only)(still following the
Teacher: BRING IT BACK TO THE BLUE SCREEN! (they have a blue desktop background)(and,
please don't call it that, even 1st graders know it is called the desktop)
Me: Invokes Blue Screen Of Death (following the instructions)
Teacher: (almost gave detention, then noticed I was politely following ...more

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26 Claim the principal will help you with your problem when all the principal does is make the problem worse

so so sad

In high school another kid trashed the classroom and all the teachers framed me for it and they told security and despite being super nice to me, EVEN THE SECURITY THOUGHT THAT I DID IT! >:(

My teachers 👩‍🏫 in the spec Ed depot still
Tell the principal, the school psychologist,and that school police 👮‍♀️ 🐷

27 Yell

Once a teacher in college yelled at me in front of the whole class and he made me cry :(

I hate it when teachers do this - DrayTopTens

My high school special ed teacher did this once. It was scary.

28 Not listen to you

That's why college teachers are better than school teachers.

(My high school special ed teacher falsely accuses me for something that I didn't do)
Me: I didn't do anything
Teacher: stop it!
Me: But-
Teacher: That's enough!
Me: >:(

29 Lose your work that you hand in, then make you redo it.

In high school I do all my work and hand them all in on time, then I get Es and 0s on my report card

Had to do an algebra assignment 4 times before she didn't lose it. - Stalin

They did that to my brother - Bobomate

This happened to my friend. He handed it in and then the teacher lost it and kept asking him to hand it in.

30 Discipline you for no reason

YES! My art teacher yelled at me for making a very loud yawn during class and said "Are you uninterested?! " Like, no, I'm tired!

What you said cracked me up!

YES! The classroom was messy and my high school special ed teacher won't let me use the computers for a week. I didn't even make the mess. >:(

In high school another kid put stuff in my backpack when I wasn't looking. I didn't know it until I went to my next class and got materials out. Then all the other special ed teachers saw my backpacks and immediately blamed me for it and then they phone called home and I end up getting a 2 day suspension, and my parents were FURIOUS at me and punished me by taking me computer away. And this was during the Christmas holidays.

31 Tell the class that they have a test the day before it.

Happened to me fifty times.

32 Think they're superior to the pupils

They are lol

Last year's social students teacher

This story actually happened.

*phone rings*
Boy: Get the phone! Get the phone!
Teacher: *answeres phone*
Teacher: Excuse me, you are a pupil, I am a teacher, you should know your place.
Like really?! We are all equal, there is no student/teacher hierarchy. Stop putting pupils down for being younger.

33 Take the bullies side

My sisters 3rd grade teacher in a nutshell. - XxembermasterxX


34 When act like they are the best and they change their attitude just because a visitor or the principle is in the classroom

This is so true, I've been to two schools and the same thing happens. When a visitor's are there she lets us talk during lessons, be disrespectful to her it's ridiculous!

Happens every time. - CartoonCriticizer

Even their voice changes

35 When they make you work on a project in a group

I hate when this happens because some people want to have everthing their way, don't do work, or just stupid and mess everything up

36 Make you complete all your work before going to the bathroom

My friend told me this, he had to complete all his work just to go use the washroom. It might have took him a while to finish all his work, but holding In your poo is bad for your Body!


Teacher: Do questions 1-10 before you go to the wash room”.

Me: *really has to go* oh ok.

Me: *pisses on sheet and hands it in* look what you made me do - Amaimon

37 When all they do is repeat the directions when you don't understand the assignment

I had a teacher. (I will call him/her X). Anyway X was telling us instructions that half the class didn't understand. Then X said that if you didn't understand it then sit on the carpet. So then X repeated word for word the exact same thing again. Of course, since X said it the exact same way again. None of us understood. I'm assuming you know what happened next. X just said the word for word exact same thing again. Like before, no-one got it. X just sighed angrily and sent us back to our seats. I guess X just expected us to know everything and that we were bluffing when we said we didn't understand it. In the end, only half the class got any work done - Unnamed Google User Remade


38 Talk about their life story

Once my teacher spent a whole lesson telling us abut when they had diarrhea

Yeah once my teacher was telling us about her parent's life story like why - Bobomate

So, today we’re going to do pages 19-39 in class and 40-50 as homework. But anyways, this weekend, I went to Taco Bell! I ordered 1500 orders of nachos, and then I carefully placed them into a structure! I placed the first nacho at the bottom, the second nacho next to it, the third next to the second...(1 hour later) Oh, it looks like we’re out of time. You’ll be doing pages 19-50 in your math book as homework. Bye, class! - sadical

39 Not care that you injured yourself

In PE class once I got smacked in the face with a ball during a game of dodgeball with the teacher watching

40 Get mad when you don't follow instructions they didn't give yet.

I had this teacher that did everything on this list but when she did this she made me want to kill her very slowly with a dull knife: so it was my 6th grade science teacher, we were doing a thing with microscopes, and she said, "just get a microscope" so I got one and she yelled at me for holding it wrong when she NEVER TOLD ANYONE HOW TO USE IT then she said to "stop standing there and complaining" (I asked her how I should hold it instead in a calm polite voice) "ITS PLUGGED IN YOU PLAY TOO MANY VIDEO GAMES TO NOT KNOW HOW TO UNPLUG IT" I don't play video games *implodes*

41 Give you an F because you didn't do something they didn't tell you to do

Once for an online class I turned my homework in and she graded a zero on it. When I emailed her asking why she said that I didn't attach a file to it. She never even told us to attach any files to it.

I got a F just because she said type your homework and turn it in on a app called, "Google Classroom" but she gave me a F because I didn't print it out and she didn't tell me to

When a teacher does this I want to kill them - Warwolf18

That just happened to me right now my math teacher tolled to me the that there was no homework and now shes telling me I go detention for not doing it
Jeg hater henne nå, og hun tjente min respekt for at hun er en skam

42 Give you homework on a lesson you haven't learned yet.

This happened so many times

43 Hand out homework on a lesson you didn't work in class

She once did this to me:
Teacher: today we are gonna work on spellings so you can re write them next thursday.
Teacher:go to the principals office!
Me:but I don't know what you're talking about.
see what I mean?

Especially during the weekend. It's so annoying when you email the teacher for help, he or she doesn't respond and you can't find any tutors available, so you're on your own.

It’s like that time when the teacher says “we are gonna continue on with this from last class...” and the whole class says that they never started this lesson and the teacher does not believe them - Amaimon

44 Act like an upcoming quiz is the most important thing in the world

Its hella gay

It's a quiz not a test and its made by the teacher not by the principle - Xenomorph

45 Expect you to get every question right

My high school special ed teacher did this once.

Teacher: (gives everyone a kindergarten worksheet) class do this
(15-20 minutes later she grades them)
I am very disappointed in all of you. Most of you got 1 or 2 wrong. That is unacceptable! Only 1 person got a perfect score (That person was me. It was too easy). I expect each and every one of you to get it all right


46 Give you extremly unreasonable expectations


This happened in college once:

Teacher: Class you must type an essay that's due in 2 weeks
Class: OK
Teacher: It must have a minimum of 10 pages long


47 Get a 100% percent on a grade and they mark you down to a F.

Never happened to me before. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

I don't get 100%, so I don't have to worry about this! - sadical

3 people.
1. Ms white Reynolds Copeland.
These people really piss me off. - Warwolf18

48 Screams when the fire alarm goes off

That's actually me. I hate it when the fire alarm goes off. I scream and cry and cover my ears. - Ilovestephanie

49 Accuse you of not being able to read
50 Sending a sheet where they put your grades and ask you to bring it back with your parent signature

I hated those weekly progress reports! The teachers would write bad stuff about me on them and when my HIGH EXPECTATIONS ASIAN MOM read them she was so disappointed in me >:(

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