Had a fire drill right at the beginning of class, so the kids were abnormally unruly, to the point we couldn't get anything done. One of the students decided she could teach better than I could, so I figured I'd let her see how difficult it is and gave her a shot. It made me feel better about my teaching ability...
Student (after 2 minutes trying to get everyone to pay attention and not succeeding): Now I get it. I can't do this. If I were you, I would have quit by now.
*turns to the rest of the students*
Student [yelling]: YOU ALL SUCK!
I told her not to talk to them like that. But yeah...sometimes...
Much respect for those of you doing full-time classroom teaching. You're the best kind of people.
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.