Being a professor is a tough job! Professors are sculpting the minds of our future generation. And with this great duty comes not only teaching to a syllabus, but overcoming distractions in the classroom – things like keeping the students attention, making sure they arrive on time and giving exams in hopes they will all pass.
David Red, a professor at St. John’s River State College in Florida, takes his teaching to a new level by poking fun at failing students. But it’s not what you think! He’s relating to the 21st-century student by meeting them on their level.
He told Bored Panda, ““Students generally seem to really like the memes or really anything I do that makes it feel to them like I’m actually trying to talk to them and not just reading from a script or text. For example, in one of my classes this year I wore pink every Wednesday and the first test was entirely themed on Mean Girls. Some of them started wearing pink on Wednesdays too and they really enjoyed it. It became almost like a “team color”.
Here are the best, most wild memes he’s created.
12. Retake? Anyone? Anyone?
11. Robert Downey Jr.
10. The IT
8. Regina George
7. Maury Povich
6. Dr. Evil?
5. That sums it up
4. For all the teachers out there
3. Antonie Dodson
1. This is what it’s all about
“Anything that makes the students feel like I put my real-self into the class helps, whether it’s memes or one of these other gimmicks. If my real-self is in the room, then their real-self shows up too. And when they’re fully present like that, they learn.”
Makes me wish I had a teacher in college like him!