27 Teachers Admit the Most Ridiculous Things Students Have Said

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Ever wonder what it’s like to mold the minds of tomorrow? The promise of a better future is at the hands of teachers and faculty for most of the school year. Teachers have a lot on their shoulders during this time and then they get to take off for all the vacations: summer break, winter break, and spring break. Pretty rad, right? All the benefits of helping shape the leaders of tomorrow, plus all the sweet vacation time in between.

But teachers put up with a lot: never ending lesson plans, the politics of lunch break gossip, dealing with principals and parents, and to top it off, students. Yes, those that teach younger minds can get annoyed by their students. Some times, kids really do say the darndest things (or ridiculous or jut plain stupid, let’s be honest).

From accidentally being called “mom” to all the awkward sex education questions, teachers have heard some unbelievable things from students. They’ve got an arsenal of jokes by the time graduation rolls around, that’s for sure.

The following 27 teachers confess the most ridiculous things students have said:


One of my students said, “He’s not my biological boyfriend…” What does that even mean?


I teach math at college. One semester I’m teaching a “Bridge” course. If they fail the Bridge course, they don’t get accepted to college. One student is particularly defiant to the idea of this class. She fails to turn in homework, even when directly asked, and offers no excuse or reason. Eventually I directly tell her that she will surely fail the class at her current rate. She gets defensive and claims: “I’m a criminal justice major. I’m going to be a police officer. I don’t need math. All I need to do is point and shoot.” Needless to say, she failed. Math saved a lot of people’s lives that day.


Discussing I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (specifically Maya’s lack of sexual knowledge) one boy (11th grade) piped up and shared a piece of deep character analysis. “Well, she doesn’t even know what it’s like to have her salad tossed.” I saw my career flash before my eyes.


Half way through Animal Farm a student says, “wait a minute. This book has talking animals in it!?”

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.