Embarrassing Moments at School Have Teachers Play the Fool

Embarrassing Moments at School Have Teachers Play the Fool

Daphne Willars











English teacher Ms. Cannaday was teaching Huckleberry Finn to her AP students when she mixed up the letters to the words. “I always called the book Huck Finn… until I reversed the initial letters and asked all my students to take out… yeah, you get it,” Ms. Cannaday said. She remembers all the shocked faces and the laughter from the students that had followed within a few seconds. The incident was funny to her and all her students, and a good laugh took place. “[Ever] since then, I carefully use the entire title any time I teach the book,” Ms. Cannaday said.








“One time I farted on a kid, [and] I don’t remember who the poor soul was,” Science teacher Mr. McKee said. He remembers it was during his first year as a teacher it happened. “It wasn’t a terribly loud fart, but several kids who were adjacent to ground zero were certainly aware of what had happened,” McKee said. Everyone just brushed it off and nobody said anything and continued the lesson they were working on. “Because of my height and the student’s seated position, it was a direct hit to the sniffer,” McKee had said.







German teacher Ms. Walker, being from a foreign country sometimes has a hard time with pronouncing words. She wanted to tell her student about her love for outdoor activities like hiking in the forest and it was ”coursing through [her] veins,” Walker said. “Unfortunately, as a non-native speaker of English, I mixed up “coursing” with “cursing”. A few of my students started laughing and I was a little embarrassed,” Walker said. “I also have trouble hearing the difference between the ‘”th” and the “f” sound,” Walker said. One day she saw a girl who had labeled her name as “Beffanie” to tease her about her wrong pronunciation of her name.









Can you imagine if a bird flew into a classroom while you were trying to teach? Well, that happened to Math teacher Ms. Henderson. Henderson was teaching 11th grade at Deer Valley High School when a stray bird flew into her room while she was preparing to proctor AIMS testing. “Several students and I tried to chase it out, but [we had] no luck,” Ms. Henderson said. She remembers the bird hopping from window to window and desk to desk. After a while, they gave up and called for maintenance to help them with the crazy bird situation. “They took about 30 minutes to get there so for the majority of the first test we had constantly chirping noises and a bird flying amuck around the room,” Ms. Henderson said. After maintenance had scooped up the bird, they laughed about the situation and Henderson’s students loved to tell the story of the crazy bird who wouldn’t leave them.