Tournament of Teachers: Would You Rather Edition (Part 2)


It’s March, spring is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: The start of the big college basketball tournament.

To get into the spirit of the competition, Advancement Courses is hosting our own bracket challenge! For a fun twist, we’ve chosen 32 awkward situations only a high school teacher would have to face, and we want to see which one is the least-cringe-worthy. From March 11-20, you can submit your own bracket on our website. Then, from March 21-30, vote on the situations you think should advance to the next round.

The winner will be announced April 1. Afterward, we’ll share the first, second, and third place winners of our challenge based on who submitted the most accurate bracket. Here’s a breakdown of the prizes:

  • 1st Place: $1,000 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd Place: $250 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd Place: $100 Amazon gift card (3 entrants will win this prize)

Don’t miss the lineup here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the bracket competition and how to enter!

We’ve also created a bracket of awkward moments just for elementary teachers. Be sure to check out — and cringe over — those options as well.

Would You Rather Scenarios – Jr. / Sr. High School

1. Match with a former student on Tinder.

Will you swipe left or swipe right? At least you’ll have the perfect ice-breaker: “Who was your favorite teacher in high school?”

2. Get hit on by a student.

Going through puberty can make you do crazy things. You didn’t do anything worse than hitting on your teacher, did you?

3. See one of your students on the jail roster.

Maybe this isn’t that bad. You won’t have to grade as many assignments.

4. Teach sex ed.

“You didn’t think bird and bees did that, did you, Bobby?”

5. Run into a student at the grocery with a cart full of booze.

It’s not your fault. You just had to grade 200 essays, and it’s National Wine Day.

6. Run into a student while shopping for bras.

“This is the only way you’re getting an A.”

7. Forget you're projecting your screen while browsing Facebook.

Show them pictures from when you were happier — before you were a teacher.

8. Dress in the same outfit as one of your students.

Maybe the student should take over and teach your class. Fear is an effective deterrent.

9. Come in early on a two-hour delay.

Waking up early and traveling in bad weather stinks, but at least you’ll have two hours away from all the kids and co-workers.

10. Make a lesson plan for a sub when you're sick.

Our tip: A lesson plan on how “School of Rock” demonstrates how teachers are downright awesome.

11. Read another 'reply all' email from a colleague.

We don’t care about who wants to attend your grandmother’s 80th birthday party this weekend.

12. Read an inappropriate email a student accidentally sends you.

Do yourself a favor and organize those types of messages in a folder. They’re a fun break from the day-to-day grind.

13. Spend your Saturday administering the ACT/SAT test.

Did you think teaching involved weekends and summers off? That’s hilarious.

14. Grade 300 scantrons by hand.

They have machines and apps for that. You knew that, right?

15. Be asked for the 42nd time what to do to get an A.

That’s easy: Go back in time and do better on assignments and tests.

16. Explain why Wikipedia is not an authentic resource.

That’s debatable. Wikipedia is about as accurate as traditional encyclopedias. Did you know that? We got that fact from Wikipedia, by the way.

Join the madness and help us determine what will be the last scenario left by submitting your predictions! Also, take a look at how you can use tournament brackets to teach.


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