Classroom Offers Teacher a Lesson on April Fool's Day: VIDEO

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This professor has a policy that if a student's phone rings in class, it must be answered on speakerphone. It's a policy that the professor may now be reconsidering.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via jezebel)

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  1. Super super cute!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 6, 2014 6:37:27 PM


  2. It's great he has such rapport with his students that a joke can be pulled on him and he can take it.

    Posted by: Kyle M. Sullivan | Apr 6, 2014 7:10:45 PM


  3. Another great example of Student Loans being wasted.....

    Posted by: styler | Apr 6, 2014 7:25:30 PM


  4. That was cute.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Apr 6, 2014 7:35:49 PM


  5. Give it a rest Styler. They played a 2 minute joke on a teacher on April Fool's Day and somehow you think student loans are being wasted? You are clearly the fool. For one thing: student loans is NOT in capitals. Obviously student loans were wasted on you.

    Posted by: EYEROLL | Apr 6, 2014 7:49:57 PM


  6. the girl taking the call was super cool headed. i'd have been giggling like an idiot.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Apr 6, 2014 7:53:40 PM


  7. @Eyeroll

    If you do the math, if you add up the average course cost, that 2 minutes is about $6.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 6, 2014 8:44:09 PM


  8. Your point Steve?

    Posted by: EYEROLL | Apr 6, 2014 9:18:54 PM


  9. Steve,

    I am going to call you out on your math. How do you get $6?

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 6, 2014 10:02:47 PM


  10. Actually, Steve, I just did the math, at a 14 week course, $112 per credit hour, and that cost each student about 25 cents.

    Wow, the horror.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 6, 2014 10:13:24 PM


  11. Good grief. Anyone worked up about student loans or calculating course costs to the minute, it would be a real shame if you died in a fire.

    Posted by: deepac | Apr 7, 2014 12:12:17 AM


  12. Not a fan of April Fool's pranks, but that was perfect. The girl was clever & the professor was cool.

    However, I wonder if it gave him pause to reconsider his policy of putting personal calls on speakerphone? I can think of several scenarios where involuntary public disclosure of private communications could lead to legal consequences.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Apr 7, 2014 12:21:53 AM


  13. Hello Nelly Ginger Teacher! Sweet.

    Posted by: mike | Apr 7, 2014 1:43:33 AM


  14. Mike,

    There was nothing "nelly" about that teacher.

    Posted by: Brian W. | Apr 7, 2014 7:42:44 AM


  15. That is a college moment that all of them will remember forever. Sometimes it's more than book learning, it's about experiences - good, bad, mundane, sad and funny. THAT is what college is about.

    Posted by: mdnc | Apr 7, 2014 7:51:02 AM


  16. "However, I wonder if it gave him pause to reconsider his policy of putting personal calls on speakerphone? I can think of several scenarios where involuntary public disclosure of private communications could lead to legal consequences."

    I think the point of the policy was to encourage students to turn off their phones during class. There is plenty of time outside of class to have those phone calls.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 7, 2014 8:52:51 AM


  17. now how can we get people to turn off their cell phones on the bus, subway, airport, bar, movie theatre, etc.??

    Posted by: Joe | Apr 7, 2014 10:54:34 AM


  18. Learning comes best from being attentive. Humor and laughing would promote attentiveness. I found nothing at all funny written by either STYLER or STEVE. What does that say?

    Posted by: Marc C | Apr 7, 2014 11:17:21 AM


  19. I Love this!!! Xo's

    Posted by: AnthonyR | Apr 7, 2014 11:42:27 AM


  20. I think the teacher has a lot of tact, immediately offering a public apology for making the student take a potentially embarrassing call on speaker. His reaction to finding out it was a joke was also pure class -- he didn't retaliate even a tiny bit, but rather acknowledged that she got him and seemed to appreciate the creativity.

    Very well played. They love him all the more for being such a good sport.

    Posted by: sparks | Apr 7, 2014 8:03:09 PM


  21. I'll bet you many students learn more in his class than most they take. He willingness to give and take shows a rapport with students that so many teachers no longer seem to have. I'd have loved a class like his.

    Posted by: ThomT | Apr 8, 2014 2:07:41 PM


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