For a change, students gave their teacher a surprise test to see if he’d pass the vibe check and boy did he understand the assignment.
We’ve all been at the receiving end of a surprise quiz or test that didn’t do any favors to our mood in the classroom and haven’t we all wished to someday turn the tables around on our teachers and surprise them? Well, some students had this idea in mind and TikTok provided proof for it via creator Jener D’s account. @jener.d posted a video of what went down with him when his students surprised him by playing a song in the middle of his teaching the entire classroom. Captioned “I learned a lot today”, the video begins with the narration, “Playing this song to see what my teacher will do.”
We can see Jener writing on the blackboard and teaching his class when suddenly he turns around to ask, “Who’s playing that?” The song that played was “Jiggle Jiggle” by Louis Theroux and Jener then said, “Okay, alright,” and broke into his dance moves that received a loud encouraging hoot from the entire class. He imitated some popular dance moves matching the song beat to beat and also did a quick basketball dribble pretense when the song reached the part where the lyrics said “Dribble Dribble”. There came a point where it felt that maybe Jeren was going to stop, but it turned out that was just a split-second tease before he dived into some tough moves that required him to arch his back. Then he bent all the way down, letting his hair fall and did a smooth, hop-hop step that made his students laugh. Finally, he got back up and asked the students to “turn it off” but not before the entire class was overjoyed that their teacher passed the vibe check smoothly.
This sudden burst of enthusiasm can really be uplifting for students and boost their concentration because it gives that break to the regular, monotonous routine of schooling. It also helps students connect and bond with their teacher more because the moment becomes about something more ordinary and human than studies. Underneath all professions is a human that loves to have fun and when students see a teacher's fun side, it can be an icebreaker and a bonding moment. The video received over 4.7M likes. The comments section seemed to think so too and drowned with adoration for such a “cool” teacher. @kimbeebrave said, “Teacher understood the...well y'all know.” Another user, @not.yuyu_, said, “I love how he doesn’t overreact after saying ‘Who’s playing that?’ and just moves on. BTW, he’s an awesome teacher.”
Another instance where teachers have had a laugh along with their students is that of a TikTok video posted by Salome (@metrevelisalii) where the students pranked their teacher but with a hidden agenda of actually thanking her for everything. The video shows that the teacher walks into the class and notices some scuffle going on between the students in the back. She rushes over to them, worried and tensed to find boys huddled up and beating someone.
But, as the teacher approaches the huddle, there’s a confetti canon that bursts out and the teacher is drizzled with surprising love from all her students. Such moments are necessary for students to feel connected to their teachers because they spend almost more than half of their day with them from the age of around 3 to 18, so might as well have fun while doing it.