21 Classroom Pranks!

@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitHave you ever been the victim of a classroom prank?Or when was the last time a ‘prank’ raised a smile in your classroom?Most teachers are likely to have been on the receiving end of a student-prank; they may have also set up a few for other colleagues too! But, when did a prank last happen to you as a teacher and how did you react? And did it go well, or go down like a lead balloon?Of course, it all depends on what the prank was for and why, and of course the context in which it is used … especially with Teachers’ Standards ever-present. But, when we do let our hair down, what gets you laughing in the classroom?Image: ShutterstockClassroom Pranks:Here is a list of some classic, classroom pranks played by students – some offered by the teacher:[Teacher] “Can you pop next door and ask for a left-handed screwdriver?”[Student] Drawing pins on the teacher’s chair[Teacher] Sing your questions to the class.[Student] When the teacher calls the register, after your name scream “Wasssss-uuuup!”[Student] Tying shoe-laces together[Teacher] Post-it notes coverage on a colleagues desk.[Student] Glue on the chair[Teacher] “Hold this for me please …” Student proceeds to add ink to their hand/face[Teacher] Fill a room with balloons[Student] The rubber-band phone [Student] Jump off the chair[Student] Repeat everything the teacher says right after him/her to confirm that you agree.[Student] Raise your hand in such a way that it looks a bit like you’re just stretching (like you’re a little tired) but more like you want to ask a question. When the teacher goes to answer your question (even when you don’t have a question), just say “I’m stretching.” Repeat as often as necessary.[Student] When the teacher leaves the room, tie a knot in the straw in their drink.[Teacher] Walk around class begging for spare change.[Student] Change seats every time the teacher turns his/her back.[Student] After the teacher explains something, laugh really loud and say “Oh, now I get it!”Page through the textbook scratching each picture and sniffing it.[Student] Sit in the front, sniff suspiciously, and ask the teacher if he’s been drinking.[Student] Ask for an extra copy of each handout, for your invisible friend sitting next to you.[Teacher] Claim that you wrote the class textbook.With 50 million views, here is the best classroom prank, ever (according to YouTube):.Have fun, but be careful …TT.Sources:Related

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