17 High School Teacher Archetypes Every Student Will Recognize

17 High School Teacher Archetypes Every Student Will Recognize

You’ve seen them - waiting in the hallways in the mornings, clustering together around doorways, weirdly cheerful when greeting students, a little too excited to welcome you into their classrooms. They’ve just come back from a training session, and are eager (overeager, if we’re being honest) to mold young minds. Never mind what the young minds think about that!

Yes, the high school teacher is a strange animal and in the zoo that is high school, they often seem like the most dangerous one. You’ve learned to navigate the complicated social structure and found your niche in the system, but navigating teachers and their bizarre habits is a whole different ballgame. Teachers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages, and judging by their widely different teaching styles, it’s pretty clear they’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a student. Maybe if they were predictable, that would be one thing, but it seems like as soon as you’ve figured one out, a new species of high school teacher crops up.

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