Teacher Notes: Yes, I liked to have some fun from time
to time when I taught. I tried injecting humor at times in my
lessons. I also liked to have fun in school.
On the first day of school
one year I changed a few of the room numbers above the classroom
doors. When the students came upstairs to go their rooms some
were lining up outside the lavatories and the Dean's Office.
My Educational Puns page
Excuse my silly classroom sense of humor.
When a child used to say that his or her “pen
ran out” I would run to the classroom door and say, “Which way did
Whenever a student
called me by another teacher’s name I would address that student
with another name. Inevitably the student would become upset and
then I would state that I am not Mr. ….. Their response would then
When a student would ask me if I had a pen I
would say, “Yes.” and walk away. They would inevitably ask me again
and I would again say, “Yes, “ and walk away. Finally, they would
ask if they could borrow a pen. I was trying to get them to ask
That was the same outfit you wore the day after
yesterday! It took some students a long time to figure this out.
Can I borrow a tissue? My response was,
"No! I do not want it back!"
My official class got this statement when they
went to their first period class: "If you can't be good, don't be