As you’re getting ready to go back to school, you’re probably facing a year full of brand-new teachers. Some of them will turn out to be awesome, and others . . . not so much. New teachers can definitely be a little scary, and it got us thinking about some of our favorite fictional educators.
There are some amazing teachers in pop culture, and they’re way cooler than anyone we had in high school. Check out our list of fictional teachers we’d love to study with and vote for your favorite below! Which teachers would you be most thrilled to find sitting behind a desk in your first class? Let us know in the comments!
Ms. Frizzle is the original cool teacher. Raise your hands: How many of you dreamed of walking into your third grade class to be whisked off on an adventure to outer space or through the human body? Ms. Frizzle’s got a totally hands-on approach — even if you might die on one of her adventures, hey, at least you’re learning!
Also an elementary school teacher, Miss Honey’s as sweet as her name suggests. She’s an awesome advocate for her students, even standing up to the horrible Ms. Trunchbull to protect them. Also, she’s every smart kid’s dream: She lets Matilda read anything she wants during class. We’re so jealous.
Everyone needs a teacher like Mr. Feeny. He’s definitely a nice guy, but he’s not afraid to get you into trouble if it means teaching you some valuable life lessons. Seriously, Shawn, Cory, and Topanga would never have made it through the sixth grade without him.
Lupin’s basically the only Defense Against the Dark Arts professor who isn’t a) insane or b) evil. He actually teaches Harry important things, from how to fend off a boggart to how to defeat dementors. Plus, he has the troublemaking experience of the Weasley twins and the stealth of a wolf. This guy’s the whole package!
Sign number one of a cool teacher: He lets you call him by his first name. Bill serves as a great mentor to Charlie, who, let’s face it, is desperately in need of a little guidance. He’s a good teacher and he’s got amazing taste in books — what’s not to love?
Giles is always there for Buffy. He’s technically a librarian, but he basically teaches Buffy more than any of our teachers put together. Um, also, he’s also a VAMPIRE HUNTER. Come on, just imagine if one of your teachers turned out to casually slay supernatural creatures in his spare time.
Which of these teachers would you learn the most from? Vote now! Did we leave out some of your faves? Let us know which ones we missed in the comments!
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