Top Ten Most Annoying Things Teachers Do


The Top Ten

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

I'd rather get more homework than get in trouble for one person's screw up. Then again, homework could be the punishment, I don't know, it just sucked whenever this happened when I was in school - codgtamk34

Once, my *entire* class and the class next door got banned from being in class because one girl thought that it would be funny to jump on tables. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

My year 2/5 teacher would have all these big, long talks, because of the actions of a few people. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

That is so true, and I can't stand that happening.

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2 Give Out Lots of Homework

This is my maths teacher. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Stupid fact! It was used for punishment!

Yeah, its really annoying like why. Home is our break. We are basically like adults because we both work but we have to work at home too. My parents work at home too but at least I helped them and it makes it less harder for them so ya. I am a good boy. Why do we need work if I already do at home.

@iliekpiez-Teachers usually make students answer questions or write essays about the movie after they watch them.

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

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

I just leave anyway

If they do it as punishment it goes against the Geneva conventions making it a war crime. Lif Hax - Stalin

My French teacher always does this. The bell rings, she just keeps going.

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4 Make You Show Your Work

Yep. Definitely true. - Stazemar000

What if it's a super easy math problem such as 0+0=0?

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.

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

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5 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."

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6 Make Due Dates Too Early

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.

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?


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7 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

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.

8 Yell at you for one little 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

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.

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

The principal never helps, they in fact suck at helping students - Typical999

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 👮‍♀️ 🐷

10 Call Your Parents Because You Did Something Bad

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

Even on late drafts - Kangaroo1145

I think it is ok they know how to make this behavior stop from going farther than it already has.

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The Contenders

11 Share your grades with the whole class

Not grades, but my history teacher told us to write an obituary on ourselves, I didn't do a good job with it, and after turning it in, he decides to READ THE OBITUARIES OUT LOUD WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION! That is so annoying. Also my drivers ed class shared our grades - Typical999

Not bad not below a A+ yet

12 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

Usually teachers do this because they think your not paying attention too. But you don’t have to know all the answers! Once I was taking notes and my health teacher said “Liz pay attention! ” I got so mad! - Amaimon

13 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

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.

My 3rd grade teacher did that to my class. I didn't do anything wrong. She said "I still get MY paycheck." - CartoonCriticizer

Torture us by telling keep quiet

Why, oh why, won't you stop wasting time? You are wasting my time! You are making my cry! If you keep wasting time, I will die! It will be the end of my life! - sadical

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14 Give Out Homework Over the Weekend

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

Yeah it's so annoying don't make us do homework if we really don't need it like seriously no point of a ten page essay when we can do in CLASS time

We are busy on weekends to

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15 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

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

Especially when they take advantage of you.

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 actually chose an idiot. The reason why is because there was no one else to partner up with. - CartoonCriticizer

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.

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17 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.

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

18 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!

19 Send You to the Principal's Office

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

20 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.

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21 Keep You After the Bell

Hate that rule and also how they add minutes - Kangaroo1145

I have to get the bus! - kaisietoo

I'll be late to my next class!

22 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...

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

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!

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.

Yes - kaisietoo

Ikr? I'm in 6th grade and there's this insanely stupid and clingy student in my class
and he is an idiot! His name is Noah and he deserves to be expelled. He likes to be near my friends instead of his friends, I'm a girl and all my friends are girls and he's just being greedy and a maggot. He thinks he looks "hot" or "popular" when he's around.
Most of my friends aren't aware of it... even though Noah is sent to sit by them almost EVERYDAY! 😟 Only three of my friends agree with the fact that he is so annoying that I want to slap his stupid face off, those three friends are Makaydn, Michela, and Jenna. While my other friends, Madison, Arika, Sophia, Kylie, and Rylie all don't give a crap. The teacher give him baby math while we do actual 6th grade math, algebra, x-axis, etc. When it's social studies he gets to play on his IPad. Music class is the worst we have to listen to baby songs such as The Alphabet Song and Hey Diddle Diddle. And two months ago he drew a smiley face on ...more

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24 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!

25 Treating you like a baby

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!


26 Get Mad at You for Following Their Exact Instructions

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


27 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: >:(

28 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

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

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29 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.

30 Yell

I hate it when teachers do this - DrayTopTens

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

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 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

34 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

35 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

36 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

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

This happened so many times

38 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

39 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


40 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

41 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

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


43 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*

44 Accuse You Of Not Being Able To Read
45 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 >:(

46 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.

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

47 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

48 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


49 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

50 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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1. Say That the Whole Class Is In Trouble Only Because One Person Did Something
2. Tells you to mind your own business, and they don't mind their own businesses
3. Yell at you for one little thing
1. Give Out Lots of Homework
2. Keep the Students In the Classroom Until They Say They Can Leave
3. Ban Talking Like It's a Sin


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