30 Hilarious Teacher Memes That Every Teacher Will Understand

Times may change, but the kids never do

Via Getty Images/Rob Lewine 

Being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in our society. Each day, teachers mold young minds, turning them into the sort of critical thinkers who will one day rule the world. Yet in many ways, being a teacher is also one of the most thankless and tiresome ways that one can earn a living. Teachers have to deal with other people's kids as they traverse through childhood, puberty, and into young adulthood, all while barely making a livable wage.

Thanks to the internet, we can now poke a little fun at the stuff that makes teaching such a tough job, especially the silly things students say and do to rankle their hardworking teachers throughout the school year. From turning in assignments late and then asking for extra credit to spending the entire class period in the bathroom with their friends, most teachers have seen it all. Luckily, these funny teacher memes exist to help us laugh our way through the more irritating parts of the job.

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Uh Huh, Tell Me Another One

Via Reddit

Do they think we were born yesterday?

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Just Phoning It In

Via theeducatorsroom.com

There's something about those last few weeks of school that makes teachers fall flat.

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They No Longer Give a Hoot

Via Imgur

Can confirm.

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A Ringing Endorsement

Via Imgur

It's almost like dealing with kids all day actually sucks the life out of you.

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Cat Herding Experience Preferred

Via Pleated-Jeans 

When the "spoon full of sugar" doesn't work, we have to tame the beast with our herding techniques.

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Kevin Hart Knows What's Up

Via weareteachers.com

"Well, well, well, look who's finally paying attention."

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Teachers in Poorly Funded Schools

Via Reddit

This meme's for you. There's just no limit to the lengths most schools will go to in order to shave costs.

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'May' the Force be With You

Via theeducatorsroom.com

When spring fever strikes and all the kids can think of is getting outside, summer break seems awfully far away.

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They'll Never Believe You

Via tracyorman.com

The same goes for getting off of airplanes, by the way. Just stop it!

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This Might Sound Condescending, But...

Via teachermemes.com

Yeah, that's not how "extra" credit works.

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The Truth Hurts

Via winkgo.com

Also, cable TV installers probably don't have 35 adolescents looking for ways to prove them wrong all day.

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Selective Hearing

Via winkgo.com

I'm sorry, did my whole instructional spiel interrupt your gossiping in the back row?

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This Could Take a While

Via Facebook/CantScareATeacher

How long until they notice you've stopped talking?

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Sunshine and No Students

Via greenapplelessons.com

If it weren't for those precious few months off, would anyone even go into teaching?

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I Don't See Any Blood, So...

Via winkgo.com

This monkey has mastered the "not impressed" face. McKayla Maroney would be proud.

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Give 'em the Death Stare

Via YouTube

Does this look like study hall to you?

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Sounds About Right

Via Bored Panda

Each one will be less well-behaved than the last, guaranteed.

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Yes, This Is Sarcasm

Via fusionyearbooks.com

Why yes, the whole world does revolve around you!

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Don't Mess With Me

Via Winkgo 

We've got some students' parents' numbers on speed dial, and we're not afraid to hit "send."

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Let's Get One Thing Straight

Via Facebook/CantScareATeacher

Don't make me go full mafia boss!

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Gotcha!

Via @TeacherProbs on Twitter

It's so great when students learn something in spite of their own best efforts.

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Every Single Time

Via fusionyearbooks.com

Quick, look busy!

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So Much THIS

Via @TeacherProbs on Twitter

Administrators who've never been classroom teachers are always so full of helpful ideas and advice! 

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If It's Dark, It Must Be Bedtime

Via @MissTeacher_ on Twitter

You know you're a teacher when you start wishing for bed before dinner is even over.

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Let Me Think About That

Via groundzeroweb.com

Guess you should have started earlier!

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Oh, Look! More Work for me

Via @TeacherProbs on Twitter

There's nothing so constant as change... especially when you work for a bureaucracy. 

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Do Not Break Character

Via facultyloungers.com

"Must... not... laugh!"

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There's Always That One Parent

Via facultyloungers.com 

There's always that one parent, isn't there? And they're usually the same people who are "that one customer" or "that one awful coworker." Coincidence? We think not.

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Needs More Vodka

Via Facebook/CantScareATeacher

Brace yourself—it's gonna be a bumpy year!

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Smell Ya Later, Kids

Via theeducatorsroom.com

We don't usually advocate for using a Gangnam Style meme, but in this case we'll make an exception.