Top Ten Most Annoying Things Teachers Do


The Top Ten

1 Give Out Lots of Homework

I hate homework it's like paper versions of hell

They waste your time


Lololol I just don't do the homework. ain't nobody got time for that!

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2 Keep the Students In the Classroom Until They Say They Can Leave

Yes! The bell has gone! They make us stand behind our chairs quietly. I mean, if we come to class after the bell, they get annoyed but they keep us after the bell. To all teachers, if the bell doesn't dismiss us, then it's also doesn't tell us when we get to class. Technically, we can come whenever we want. This is especially annoying if it's break, lunch or the end of the day, especially if you need to catch a bus or something.

My maths teacher does that. She once kept us in class for 10 minutes, and I'm sure the van drivers were pretty pissed off.

Some of my teachers do that all the time! It pisses me off! - Pegasister12

I Hate that! One time, it was 5 muinets till the bell rang, and the teacher yelled at us, told us to get back to work becasue we still had 4 muinets left, gave us a lecture and then we got back to work, 10 seconds later she told us to pack up.

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3 Ban Talking Like It's a Sin

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."

My teacher is legit crazy. He said why are you talking and then I tried to explain than he screamed at me like what

Teachers treat like not talking in class like it is the 11th commandment in the bible - Ihateschool

Say "Oh you may talk quietly" and when we do tell us we are too loud and make us work in silence - kaisietoo

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4 Say That the Whole Class Is In Trouble Only Because One Person Did Something

Yes once some kid printed too much paper and the hole class got into trouble and he said the printer cost too much money

YES! When I was in high school my special ed teacher heard 1 kid joking around during lunch and then she yelled at the whole class for it.

It is so bad that teachers do that, well at least some don't - 170253

Just like the time my music teacher allowed us to choose partners,however one of my classmates talked and for the entire period I pretty much hated but not hated him

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5 Make You Show Your Work

My math teacher always tells us that we have to show our work for every little problem. And if you missed at least two or three or more that is counted as incomplete even though you showed you work for the rest. That beyond annoys me and gets me stressed cause if your work is not neat and your work looks like the Greek alphabet then that is counted as incomplete. So our work always has to be neat and have to show how I got the answer for every problem to be counted as complete.

I can normally complete a worksheet in 5 minutes. Showing my work to the bare minimum to even pass brings it from 5 minutes to 1 hour. To get a perfect score, it will raise that up to 3 hours. So, there is 36* as much showing work as there is actual work.

I am really good at math and they make you do garbage tactics that do not work and have no score effect but only make me go 30 minutes slower - Ilyas678

Apparently it's to "make sure you didn't cheat". NOT! - Idontneedausername

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6 Make Due Dates Too Early

One of my teachers always does this. Like we have six papers we have to finish tomorrow and I don't even understand this piece of crap. And I am like can we at least have three or four days to complete this?

Even more annoying when they don't even tell you the due dates


7 Call Your Parents Because You Did Something Bad

Even in your teens they will still do it, like seriously? Not that it ever was my problem, but your threatening to call a teens parents? Come on.

Ew... And its always the ones who try and be nice. - Finnmclachlan

They are snitches - Bikerninja1997

8 Send You to Detention

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

Well, if you did something bad, you deserve it.

Lil pump

9 Give Out Homework Over the Weekend

This is so annoying! My writing teacher assigns essays over every weekend, and once Monday comes around, she's all like, "So did you do anything fun this weekend? I went to the beach! It was so amazing! " Like no! No, I did not do anything "fun" thanks to you!

Teachers who give out homework over the break don't know what the definition of "break" is! Our entire lives do not revolve around stupid school and work.

My French teacher once set us homework over Christmas break to write a paragraph about a famous French person.

Like when I'm going to the philippines the school system gave me homework on my vacation day and it pisses me of,because its vacation and it's escaping the boring lives at school, but they want us to bring homework at vacation and ruin our fun vacation and it's like plague or a disease making people sick this homework at the vacation days or the weekends is the plague or disease to our brain. #BoycottHomework

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10 Send You to the Principal's Office

The Newcomers

? Use a "required textbook" only a few times

For example the teacher tells you to bring your textbook to class every single day but only used it like maybe 5 times max throughout the ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR.

? Screams when the fire alarm goes off

The Contenders

11 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

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

Only happens rarely but when it happens it is ridiculous

Yeah all the time

My Science teacher always tells us that type of speech, and says we should stop acting like babies and grow up when just 15 minutes she said "Don't touch that it DANGEROUS! You are too young to touch citric acid!
It really is annoying:S

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12 Assign Group Work and Put a Sensible Student with a Group of Idiots

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!

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.

I always have to do the work because everyone else just goofs off and does nothing

Yep - kaisietoo

13 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...

14 Keep You After the Bell

I have to get the bus! - kaisietoo

I'll be late to my next class!

15 Think they are always right

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!

16 Be Jerks
17 Get Mad at You for Following Their Exact Instructions


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

18 Treating you like a baby


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

Yes - kaisietoo

20 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.

21 Yell at you for one little thing

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

This happened when I crumpled up a paper and threw it away when my teacher told me to throw it away. I guess I crumpled it too loud? I dunno.

22 Teachers never understand

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

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

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

Once, my algebra teacher lost my test and he wrote on my report card that I was absent

24 Yell

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

25 Not Listen to You
26 Tell the class that they have a test the day before it.

Happened to me fifty times.

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

This happened so many times

28 Call on You for an Answer When You Didn't Raise Your Hand

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

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

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

30 Think they're superior to the pupils

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.

31 They show favoritism towards other kids

My teacher favours the worst kid in our class and hates me and I only did I few little things like laughing in class

OH MY GOD THIS IS SO TRUE. I had a teacher in 9th grade that would treat a girl in my class better than anybody in the entire school. She’d let her go on her phone, talk with friends, go to the bathroom, you name it. Would she let me do that? HELL NO! - railfan99

32 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*

33 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 >:(

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

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

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

Even their voice changes

36 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

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

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.

38 Act Like an Upcoming Quiz is the Most Important Thing in the World

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

Its hella gay

39 Expect You to Get Every Question Right


40 When they give a huge speech about one thing you have to do in class, and take up the whole class talking about that and then yell at you for not finishing it

This is my social studies teacher. He just sits in his chair tells us what we have to do and talks about random stuff for the whole class.

This has happened to me so many times

41 Accuse You Of Not Being Able To Read
42 Make frivolous rules and shun you for pointing that out
43 When they say we have free time in the classroom

Lasts only 5 seconds long

44 Give you extremly unreasonable expectations
45 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!

46 Say you have gone to the bathroom every day that week and you haven't gone once
47 Getting in trouble for no reason and principles protecting teachers

Last year I got in trouble for saying darn, it is really funny and all of my friends were laughing so hard because I got in trouble for something so funny. and I later that day got suspended for something so dumb but however my parents were so angry with the teacher. and not only that I have been in trouble for laughing from that teacher and got in trouble for giving a high five. Once one day I got so fed up that I told her to F of when she got me in trouble for no reason. Her name is Dorian she is french and gets so angry when you talk English even for a sec. one more thing I got in trouble before from choking on juice sounds funny from choking on juice but still why would she ever think that I did that on purpose. later that day sent into office. and funny things is that the principles always need to be right, teachers do something wrong with the teacher and you tell principle they will find a reason to blame you and keep teacher. teachers aren't smart

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