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Things Teenagers Say: Volume 8

Join me today for Volume 8 of Things Teenagers Say. This is my regular round-up of the crazy and memorable things I hear my students say in class.

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Things Teenagers Say

Did you know that if you google logarithms your picture comes up?  And, if you keep scrolling, pictures of your classroom come up!  It’s creepy.

A student brought her 9 year old brother into my classroom.

Student:  One day you’re going to have Ms. Hagan for Algebra 1.
Brother of Student: By then, she’ll have wrinkles.
Me: [Aghast Look]
Brother of Student: (to me) Wait, you already have wrinkles!

So-and-so didn’t know who Martin Luther King, Jr was.  She thought he was the one who pulled the sword out of the stone!

Me: It’s National Nothing Day!
Student: So, that means we don’t have to do anything today.  Right?
Me: Ha ha.  No.
Student: Somebody isn’t in the holiday spirit!

After a three day weekend, my students start discussing what slope videos they want to watch in class today.  

Me: How many of you looked up slope videos on YouTube over your three day weekend?

Four hands shoot up.  Yes!

Remember my new cell phone policy?

Student: Ms. Hagan!  Look at what people are doing because of you!
<Shows me picture on her phone where somebody tagged her in a picture of her sleeping in another class.>
Student: If I had my phone, I would have been awake!  This is all your fault!
Me: If you hadn’t had your phone out in class, I wouldn’t have taken it away…

At lunch, I saw this cat. So, I picked it up and decided to keep it.  Somebody told me that I should give it to you because you love cats.  I told them I didn’t think you did.  You don’t even own a cat.  But, they said that you have like a thousand cats.

For the record, I do not own a cat.  Despite the rumors going around the school, I am NOT a crazy cat lady.  

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