Here are 31 Interesting Teacher facts.

1-5 Teacher Facts

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1. Teacher John Cisna lost 60lbs eating McDonald’s 3x/day for 6mo. as part of a teaching lesson against the movie “Super Size Me’, stating “As a teacher, I wouldn’t show that movie because there’s no value…a guy eats uncontrollable amounts, stops exercising, & the world is surprised he puts on weight?” – Source

2. Oklahoma’s 2016 teacher of the year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary. – Source

3. Liam Neeson was training to be a teacher until he punched a 15-year-old student in the face for pulling out a knife. – Source

4. There was an experiment to teach dolphins English. A dolphin called Peter did actually learn a few words but actually fell in love with his teacher and also had sexual urges. Consequently, the experiment ended pronto but unfortunately the dolphin couldn’t cope and committed suicide. – Source

5. After the publication of 1984, George Orwell sent a copy to his high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley, who responded with a letter commending the book and contrasting it with his own Brave New World. – Source

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6. In 1963, a 16-year-old sent a four-question survey to 150 well-known authors (75 of which replied) in order to prove to his English teacher that writers don’t intentionally add symbolic content to their books. – Source

7. A single Wolverine crossed the ice of Lake Huron into Michigan, where it lived out its days as the only one in the entire state. A local science teacher followed and studied her closely for years until her death. Upon finding her dead he said, “I feel like I lost a member of my family.” – Source

8. Parents filed an ethics complaint against a High School Biology teacher for using the word “vagina” while teaching reproduction. – Source

9. A teacher in South Carolina started a “Gentleman’s Club” for more than 60 at-risk children to teach them important life lessons and social skills and support them so that they would grow up to become successful adults. He even provides donated jackets and ties to students who cannot afford them. – Source

10. Because he felt his students couldn’t properly understand how the Nazis came to power, a teacher roleplayed as an authoritarian. He managed to start a proto-fascist movement that swept across the school, the students even took it upon themselves to rat out those who were disloyal. – Source

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11. A Billionaire hedge fund founder paid 800 New York teachers an extra $15,000 due to poor teacher salaries. – Source

12. A student sent John Lennon a letter stating his teacher was conducting a class analyzing the Beatles‘ songs. This act inspired the song “I Am The Walrus,” as the whole purpose of the song, according to John, was to confuse, befuddle, and mess with the Beatles experts. – Source

13. A former teacher who was convicted for sexually abusing her 12-year-old student when she was 34 in the 1990s is now married to him and hosts a weekly “Hot for Teacher” night at her local bar. – Source

14. A Utah teacher was fired for writing an educational blog about “homophones”. – Source

15. After hurricane Katrina, 4,500 public school teachers were fired in New Orleans, teacher unions were outlawed, and almost all schools were privatized. – Source

16-20 Teacher Facts

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16. The actress who played Newt in Aliens never acted again after that movie. She turned down the Hollywood life and became an elementary school teacher instead. – Source

17. In 1990, Japanese schoolgirl died because a teacher slammed a gate into her head because the gate had to be closed exactly at 8:30 and she was late. – Source

18. A teacher who sexually abused a student and forced her to take nude photos was caught after a janitor cleaning his classroom found a DVD. It was labeled 300 and he mistook it for the action film of the same name. He put the disk into a DVD player to watch it and discovered the naked photos. – Source

19. In 1938, a Kindergarten teacher who witnessed a burglary was jailed for five days because she wore a pair of slacks into court the day she was called to testify. – Source

20. A physical education teacher in Texas wore the exact same disco-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater vest in his school picture for 40 years in a row, until his retirement in 2013. – Source

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21. Ranald Macdonald a Chinook/Scottish man, ventured to Japan despite knowing of the strict isolationist policy. He pretended to shipwreck on an island, where he was caught and sent to Nagasaki. There, he managed to convince the Daimyo that he could be of value as Japan’s first English teacher. – Source

22. A teacher in Queens resigned after an investigation revealed he’d used 11 sick days to compete in professional wrestling matches, once on a televised “SmackDown!” match against Kurt Angle. – Source

23. An illiterate man was a high school teacher for 17 years before anyone realized. – Source

24. In 2006, a teacher stopped a school shooter by hugging the shooter. The shooter dropped the gun, and the teacher held him firmly against her until other teachers arrived to help. – Source

25. A 14-year-old faced Assault and Battery charges for attacking a teacher with a weapon. The “weapon” ended up being a baby carrot that she allegedly threw at the teacher. – Source

26-31 Teacher Facts

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26. When William Frantz Elementary School integrated in 1960, all but one teacher refused to teach while a black student was enrolled. Barbara Henry, 28, was the only one willing to teach six-year-old Ruby Bridges as a class of one. – Source

27. A teacher who developed a brain tumor became a pedophile as a result. When the tumor was removed he returned to normal but then reverted to pedophilia when the tumor regrew. – Source

28. A teacher was accused of touching a 7-year-old student inappropriately. When questioned about the incident she denied it and claimed that she couldn’t have molested the child because she is racist and doesn’t like touching black children. – Source

29. A high school teacher, inspired by the movie “Up”, was threatened to be fired after using a dog collar dubbed “the cone of shame” on bad students. – Source

30. Connecticut teacher Julie Amero was convicted of sex offenses after a computer virus caused p*rn Pop Ups to be displayed in her classroom. The felony convictions eventually vacated, she was still required to surrender her teaching license. – Source

31. In the 40’s, a Californian nightschool teacher discovered fossils in a local quarry and formed a group of students whom he taught how to uncover them. One of their discoveries included in Antelope with four antlers. – Source


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Last Update: July 23, 2018