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My Favorite Joke


We asked the Education World experts, "What is your favorite teacher joke? This is what they told us...

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We thought the hectic, harried, hyper holiday season was the perfect time to insert a little humor into your lives, so we asked our favorite teams of teachers and techies to share with us their favorite education humor. And they didbut with a caveat. Usually we link the teachers and techies with the ideas they share, but this time -- at the request of the contributors -- we arent telling who told us which joke.

Q. What two boys are always in school?
A. Art and Gym!

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son.
"Wake up, son. It's time to go to school!"
"But why, Mom? I don't want to go."
"Give me two reasons why you don't want to go."
"Well, for one, the kids hate me; and second, the teachers hate me!"
"Well, that's no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready."
"Well, you give me two reasons why I should go to school."
"Well, for one, you're 52-years-old. And for another, you're the principal!"

You Might Be a Schoolteacher if You have no time for a life from August to June.
You want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work from 8 to 3 and have your summers free!"
When out in public you feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior.
You refer to adults as "boys and girls."
You encourage your spouse by saying, Youre a good helper."
You've ever had your profession slammed by someone who would never dream of doing your job.
You believe that meeting a child's parents instantly answers the question, "Why is this kid like this?"
You think "extremely annoying" should have its own box on the report card.
You know 100 good reasons for being late.
You don't want children of your own because there isn't a name you can hear that wouldn't elevate your blood pressure.

Teacher: Why are you late?
Student: Because of the sign.
Teacher: What sign?
Student: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow." That's what I did.

Heard at a principals' convention:
Q. What's the difference between a puppy and a teacher?
A. The puppy stops whining when you let it in the door.

My favorite joke: Teachers are only in it for the money.

It's not a joke, but I really enjoy the humor in Monte Selby's songs about teaching. I'd throw some Heywood Banks songs too.

Sorry! My students keep telling me that I tell terrible jokes, so for the sake of your readers, they wont let me.

Who Are They?

The Education World Tech Team includes more than 30 dedicated and knowledgeable educational-technology professionals who have volunteered to contribute to occasional articles that draw on their varied expertise and experience. The following Tech Team members contributed to this article:
* Lucy Gray, education technology specialist, Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
* Fred Holmes, IT Coordinator, Osceola Public Schools, Osceola, Nebraska
* Doug Johnson, director of media and technology, Mankato Area Public Schools, Mankato Minnesota
* Mary Kreul, grade 4 teacher, Richards Elementary School, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
* Midge Liggan, instructional technology resource teacher, John Marshall High School, Richmond, Virginia
* Shawn McGirr, History and English teacher, Melvindale High School, Melvindale, Michigan
* Nik Peachey, freelance learning technology consultant, writer, teacher trainer, based in Morocco
* Shelly Whitman, grade 8 English teacher, Fremont Middle School, Fremont, Nebraska

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