Illustration by Edpuzzle Staff
Movies and television like to depict teachers in every which way. Although they often portray negative stereotypes, sometimes they get it exactly right.
We all have that one fictional teacher that inspired us. Whether it was their silliness, enthusiasm, or just plain brilliance, something inside of you said “I want to be like that!”
Take the quiz and find out which fictional teacher best represents you! You might be surprised by the answer.
1. On the first day of school you:
A. Give a speech about your expectations for the school year but end with a sarcastic joke.
B. Tell everyone to stand on their desks and recite a poem with you.
C. Do some welcome-back yoga to foster classroom community.
D. Turn your syllabus into a song and have everyone sing along as you play your guitar.
2. If you weren’t a teacher, you’d be a:
D. Knitting shop owner
3. Your essential school/office supply item is:
A. A dictionary
B. A fountain pen
C. A compost bin
D. A glue gun
4. How would you respond to a student's question you don’t know the answer to?
A. "Look it up and let me know what you find out."
B. "There are many answers to your question."
C. "I don’t know, let’s find out!"
D. "That’s a good question, let me get back to you."
5. What’s your favorite thing about being a teacher?
A. The emotional connections you make with your students.
B. Being able to teach young minds to question everything.
C. Creating a positive and uplifting community for learning.
D. Making learning fun for everyone!
6. The last thing you said in class was probably:
A. "If you let people's perception of you dictate your behavior, you will never grow as a person."
B. "We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion."
C. "Class, please take this new history book with a grain of salt, since it focuses primarily on the history of white western males."
D. "It’s a feeling stick, whoever’s holding the feeling stick has permission to say whatever he or she is feeling without being judged."
If you got mostly A's...
You may have a tough exterior but you’re a softie on the inside. More than a teacher, you are a mentor and counselor for your students.
If you got mostly B's...
You think we need to move past the stuffiness of tradional education and find inspiration in the classics.
If you got mostly C's...
When you're not talking about peace and love, you're not afraid to criticize historical bias.
If you got mostly D's...
You’re a quirky teacher who likes to inspire kids with songs, crafts, and anything creative.
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