These Teachers Are Sharing Their Biggest Fails With The Internet

It’s not easy being a teacher. If you ask us, teachers aren’t paid nearly enough to handle a room full of rowdy kids for seven hours a day. They don’t just have to keep them quiet and well-behaved, they also have to get some knowledge into their brains. That’s a tough job.

Sometimes, their hectic schedules and frazzled minds get the better of them and teachers end up failing royally. Luckily, they have a sense of humor about it all. These teachers all shared their biggest fails online so that we could laugh right along with them.

Locked Out

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Photo Credit: teachingmondaythroughfriyay / Reddit
Photo Credit: teachingmondaythroughfriyay / Reddit

This teacher accidentally locked himself out of his classroom. Luckily, he always keeps a toolkit in his car. He got to work taking out the grate in his door so that he could crawl through and open the door from the inside.

Right Before Class

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Photo Credit: Tangoxx / Reddit
Photo Credit: Tangoxx / Reddit

This teacher is about to start his first-ever day of work. He has all of his lesson plans on his computer. His computer just decided that it’s time to update. It’s going to be a long day.

A Beanbag Disaster

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Photo Credit: ontheballededucator / Reddit
Photo Credit: ontheballededucator / Reddit

This teacher ordered some beans to refill her bean bag. The beans were back-ordered for months, so when they finally arrived, she was so excited to fill up her old chair. Then this happened.

Blood Everywhere

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Photo Credit: muna_the_science_teacher / Reddit
Photo Credit: muna_the_science_teacher / Reddit

This science teacher took some organs out of her freezer so her students could dissect them later (animal organs, of course). Then she forgot about them, and they thawed and leaked all over her classroom floor.

That’s Not A Whiteboard

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Photo Credit: nonulatte / Reddit
Photo Credit: nonulatte / Reddit

This substitute teacher thought it would be a good idea to use a dry erase marker to write all over this SmartBoard. That is not a whiteboard. That is a highly sophisticated piece of technology.

Fake Snow

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Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

This teacher made some fake snow for her students to teach them all about the weather and precipitation cycles. Unfortunately, this snow looks a lot like something you might see on a crime show.

Online Classes

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Photo Credit: Imgur
Photo Credit: Imgur

This teacher left his class a rather scathing email about how he showed up to his lecture and the room was completely empty. He thought everyone had ditched his class before he realized that he was teaching an online course.

A Photocopying Mistake

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Photo Credit: roaststephen / Reddit
Photo Credit: roaststephen / Reddit

When you’re photocopying something, always make sure that the entire document is within the copier’s range. Otherwise, stuff like this can happen. The young students in this music class found this fail hilarious.

Not The Right Photo

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Photo Credit: Kristy Mruphy Moore / Facebook
Photo Credit: Kristy Mruphy Moore / Facebook

This teacher accidentally posted the wrong photo into a Google Slide presentation for her class. At least it was something innocent like a flower pot. This could have been a lot worse.

The Dog Ate Their Homework

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Photo Credit: complicatedlysimple / Reddit
Photo Credit: complicatedlysimple / Reddit

This teacher left the homework she was grading out in her kitchen, and her dog actually ate all of it. Well, this might be the most ironic thing we’ve seen all day.

A Chemical Spill

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Photo Credit: cecinestpasunephoto / Reddit
Photo Credit: cecinestpasunephoto / Reddit

We’re not sure what was going on in this chemistry classroom, but now there are bubbles all over the floor. It looks like it’s going to take a while to clean all of that up.

Goodbye Fishy

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Photo Credit: missadventuresofriss / Reddit
Photo Credit: missadventuresofriss / Reddit

This first-grade teacher accidentally killed the class goldfish. She left a sign on the tank. She’s still deciding if she wants to go out and get another goldfish and pass it off as the same one.

An Accidental Swear Word

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Photo Credit: beavercity / Reddit
Photo Credit: beavercity / Reddit

This teacher made a totally normal and totally innocent word search for her students, but when the filler letters auto-populated, they decided to sneak in a rude word. That wasn’t very nice of them.

Not Your Donut

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Photo Credit: @kaleigh_stacy18 / Twitter
Photo Credit: @kaleigh_stacy18 / Twitter

This teacher’s student asked her to hold onto her donut for her. Unfortunately, the teacher misunderstood and thought that her student was giving her a delicious donut to eat. Oops.

The Worst Freudian Slip

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Photo Credit: _couplesmemes_ / Reddit
Photo Credit: _couplesmemes_ / Reddit

This teacher made the worst mistake that a science teacher could make in front of a bunch of 13-year-olds. How will she ever recover from this disaster? These kids will never forget.

A Very Honest Student

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Photo Credit: @mrskayi / Instagram
Photo Credit: @mrskayi / Instagram

This student could have just kept this information to himself and gotten perfect on the math homework, but he decided to be honest and point out this teacher’s big mistake.

An Accidental Book Burning

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Photo Credit: @amymayforrester Twitter
Photo Credit: @amymayforrester Twitter

Teachers are supposed to be encouraging kids to read, not burning books in front of classrooms full of kids. This was a huge fail. Why was there fire present at an assembly?

She Misspoke

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Photo Credit: @m_wartelle / Twitter
Photo Credit: @m_wartelle / Twitter

Well, we thought that science teacher earlier was getting the award for cringiest Freudian slip of all time, but this unfortunate “disc” scenario might just steal the top prize. This poor teacher.

Hitting The Floor

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Photo Credit: @Mr_Leggatt / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Mr_Leggatt / Twitter

If you’re going to lecture your students about not rocking on their chairs, you better be the most excellent chair-sitter in the whole world. This teacher is clearly not that.

A Dangerous Mistake

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Photo Credit: @ShariCL / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ShariCL / Twitter

This teacher probably tells her kids to shut their mouths all the time (in more polite words). She never expected to be the one to actually attempt to glue her mouth shut.

The Wrong Answer

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Photo Credit: @jreubach / Twitter
Photo Credit: @jreubach / Twitter

Just in case you weren’t aware, teachers are humans too, and they make mistakes from time to time. The important thing is that they can admit when they get something wrong.

The Worst April Fools’ Joke

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Photo Credit: @Courtlinnboggs / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Courtlinnboggs / Twitter

This teacher obviously didn’t mean to order dangerous fire ants to her classroom, but that’s definitely what happened. Now it looks like she’s trying to pull the meanest April Fools’ joke.

100 Retweets

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Photo Credit: @Chelsea_KulpPHS / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Chelsea_KulpPHS / Twitter

These two students convinced their teacher to let them skip out on a final project if they could get 100 retweets. Their teacher thought 100 retweets was an impossible number, so she agreed.

Rushing To A Meeting

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Photo Credit: @UnofficialOA / Twitter
Photo Credit: @UnofficialOA / Twitter

A teacher’s work never ends. When they think they have a moment to themselves to get some marking done, they get called into yet another meeting (usually about stuff that doesn’t matter at all).

A Big Smash

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Photo Credit: @ashleylantz / Instagram
Photo Credit: @ashleylantz / Instagram

This art teacher accidentally smashed her students’ pottery on the ground. She’s probably going to have to give them all extra credit now to make up for this major fail on her part.

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee

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Photo Credit: @teachingminipeople / Instagram
Photo Credit: @teachingminipeople / Instagram

This teacher walked into her office and spilled her very large Starbucks coffee on the floor as soon as she walked in. Today is just not her day. Maybe she’ll have better luck tomorrow.

A Square Pie

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Photo Credit: @MPfortmiller / Twitter
Photo Credit: @MPfortmiller / Twitter

When considering pie shapes, this teacher didn’t take into account that most of her students only ever eat pie from McDonald’s. In this case, the students were technically right. Pies come in all shapes and sizes.

The Tiniest Clothespins

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Photo Credit: @jdee_teaches / Instagram
Photo Credit: @jdee_teaches / Instagram

This teacher ordered a bag of clothespins online because she wanted to write her students’ names on them. They were going to be used to hold up artwork around her kindergarten classroom. These are way too small.

An Exploding Pen

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Photo Credit: @malabika90 / Instagram
Photo Credit: @malabika90 / Instagram

This teacher posted this photo on Instagram along with the caption, “A funny thing happened today… My red pen exploded when my student answered with confidence that 12 divided by 2 equals 4.”

The Worst Markers

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Photo Credit: @hannsoninkindergarten / Instagram
Photo Credit: @hannsoninkindergarten / Instagram

This teacher went out to buy markers for her class out of the goodness of her heart, but she accidentally bought these stinky markers. Why do these even exist? Now her whole classroom smells like garbage.

Accidents Happen

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

We don’t know what happened to these quizzes that ended in them being returned to students soaking wet, and we don’t need to know. As long as the grade is still somewhat legible, that’s good enough.

Maybe The Teacher Needs A Refresher

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Just because they’re expecting that their students are able to write a full sentence using 5 to 6 words does not mean that they require themselves to be able to meet that standard. Teachers get a free pass here.

Well That Backfired

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Photo Credit: Instagram / @theblonde_leading_theblonde
Photo Credit: Instagram / @theblonde_leading_theblonde

It seemed harmless to play Hangman with your students when learning about different types of habitats, but the students still managed to turn it into something else. Let’s hope the principal doesn’t come in at that moment.

Brains Over Booty

beauty changed to booty on board behind teacher
Photo Credit: Instagram / @drn_dee
Photo Credit: Instagram / @drn_dee

This teacher taught an entire lesson based on this graph and couldn’t quite figure out why her students found it so entertaining… Until she turned around and read the labels on the axis.

Always Check The Measurements

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Britt_McDowell
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Britt_McDowell

When ordering craft supplies for your classroom, you always want to doublecheck the sizing of what you’re ordering so you don’t end up with a dozen buckets that are too small to actually use.

Licensing Is Overrated

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @auto_parts_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @auto_parts_

As far as he’s concerned, Getty doesn’t need his money. All he wanted was to spice up his Zoom background so his students could have something nice to look at, and he succeeded.

Inspiration Through Tough Love

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Photo Cerdit: Instagram / @emflip
Photo Cerdit: Instagram / @emflip

Writing inspirational quotes in the yearbooks of students that are leaving is clearly something that needs your complete focus, or you end up with something a little less than inspirational.

Tell Us How You Really Feel About Your Students

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Their heart was in the right place, but one little drawing took this from an informative poster about how to following along with your finger as you read to a lesson about birds.

Rising To The Occasion

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @osgood_pe
Photo Credit: Twitter / @osgood_pe

What kind of school even has access to a fog machine in the first place? Maybe you can somehow turn this into a science lesson on identifying different types of clouds.

Scrambling For A Solution

teacher broke student's egg by accident
Photo Credit: Instagram / @maggiecolquhoun
Photo Credit: Instagram / @maggiecolquhoun

When a student asks for a teacher’s help, it’s because they can’t solve the problem themselves. This student wanted their teacher to help them with their nest, not break the egg they were trying so hard to protect.