History Main / ApatheticTeacher

3rd Sep '17 3:24:00 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': Mr. Price, the dull old science teacher in "The Power of the Press" who had been derided for his weakening effectiveness and outdated teaching methods in the classroom. Including by Peter. That is, until Peter he gets a D on his science test and, all of a sudden, he decides that he's such a [[CoolTeacher ''great'' teacher]] that he deserves to have a story written about him in the school newspaper. Of course, Peter's attempt at flattery doesn't work.

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': Mr. Price, the dull old science teacher in "The Power of the Press" who had been derided for his weakening effectiveness and outdated teaching methods in the classroom. Including by Peter. That is, until Peter he gets a D on his science test and, all of a sudden, he decides that he's such a [[CoolTeacher ''great'' great teacher]] that he deserves to have a story written about him in the school newspaper. Of course, Peter's attempt at flattery doesn't work.



* Mr Budgen in ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' - he's been there for decades, despises the pupils, puts in only the bare minimum of effort, sometimes falls asleep in his own lessons and has no time for any sort of innovation (or for the headteachers who impose it or colleagues who go along with it). He's still capable of being a very competent teacher, but most of the time you wouldn't think so, because he just doesn't care enough to demonstrate it. In the later seasons he does get better, starting to care about at least some of his pupils and rediscovering his love of his subject. He never completely shakes off this trope, but the main ApatheticTeacher role passes to Mr Windsor.

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* Mr Budgen in ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' - he's been there for decades, despises the pupils, puts in only the bare minimum of effort, sometimes falls asleep in his own lessons and has no time for any sort of innovation (or for the headteachers who impose it or colleagues who go along with it). He's still capable of being a very competent teacher, but most of the time you wouldn't think so, because he just doesn't care enough to demonstrate it. In the later seasons he does get better, starting to care about at least some of his pupils and rediscovering his love of his subject. He never completely shakes off this trope, but the main ApatheticTeacher apathetic teacher role passes to Mr Windsor.Windsor.
* Several of the teachers in ''Series/TheWonderYears'' are long past the point of caring about their jobs or the students. For example, music teacher Mr. Frace has been assigned the job of leading the eighth grade glee club, whom Adult Kevin describes as routinely turning the choir room into a "musical chamber of horrors" with their utter inability to sing in time or in tune with each other. When Mr. Frace concludes that they are collectively beyond any attempt at musical instruction, he simply leads them through a few warmups at the top of the hour while grimacing in pain as he accompanies them on the piano, then he draws the blinds and simply tells the students to study for the rest of the class.
22nd Jul '17 12:29:33 PM Willbyr
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8th Jul '17 5:56:38 AM bombadil211
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** Reverend Lovejoy is also one, from a "pastors are also teachers" POV. He has some good reasons, namely the imbeciles that go along to his congregations. There's even an episode showing just how apathetic and lazy he's gotten, only for him to get a bit of his wind back by the end.

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** Reverend Lovejoy is also one, from a "pastors are also teachers" POV. He has some His primary reason is because Ned Flanders is a hysterical fundamentalist who won't stop pestering the good reasons, namely reverend because he's afraid every little thing he does will send him straight to hell. Also, the imbeciles that go along to his congregations.Springfield is generally packed with imbeciles. There's even an episode showing just how apathetic and lazy he's gotten, only for him to get a bit of his wind back by the end.
12th May '17 4:57:32 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Professor Professor Binns from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' (not present in the movie) was the only ghost professor in Hogwarts, the History of Magic teacher and possibly the most boring teacher in the school. School legend states he died after falling asleep in the staff room, and not realizing he was dead, rose as a ghost in order to teach his next class. He often called students by the wrong names and didn't try very hard to make the subject interesting for those he was teaching, droning on and on from old texts until most of his class had fallen asleep. (Nonetheless, he provided some valuable information to Hermione about the Chamber of Secrets.)

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* Professor Professor Cuthbert Binns from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' (not present in the movie) was the only ghost professor in Hogwarts, the History of Magic teacher and possibly the most boring teacher in the school. School legend states he died after falling asleep in the staff room, and not realizing he was dead, rose as a ghost in order to teach his next class. He often called students by the wrong names and didn't try very hard to make the subject interesting for those he was teaching, droning on and on from old texts until most of his class had fallen asleep. (Nonetheless, he provided some valuable information to Hermione about the Chamber of Secrets.)
12th May '17 8:51:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Professor Professor Binns from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' (not present in the movie) was the only ghost professor in Hogwarts, the History of Magic teacher and possibly the most boring teacher in the school. School legend states he died after falling asleep in the staff room, and not realizing he was dead, rose as a ghost in order to teach his next class. He often called students by the wrong names and didn't try very hard to make the subject interesting for those he was teaching, droning on and on from old texts until most of his class had fallen asleep. (Nonetheless, he provided some valuable information to Hermione about the Chamber of Secrets.)
26th Nov '16 9:10:25 AM LentilSandEater
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** Reverend Lovejoy could also be considered one, from a "pastors are also teachers" POV.

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** Reverend Lovejoy could is also be considered one, from a "pastors are also teachers" POV.POV. He has some good reasons, namely the imbeciles that go along to his congregations. There's even an episode showing just how apathetic and lazy he's gotten, only for him to get a bit of his wind back by the end.
21st Nov '16 2:34:13 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'': Pretty much every teacher at James Horwitz Elementary. [[spoiler:In the main universe anyway.]]

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* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'': Pretty much every teacher at James Horwitz Elementary.Elementary when they aren't being [[SadistTeacher Sadist Teachers]]. [[spoiler:In the main universe anyway.]]


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** When he's not [[SadistTeacher harassing his students,]] Senor Chang acts like one of these.
8th Nov '16 6:35:00 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Ms. Igurashi from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' cares less for her students than where her next drink will come from.

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* Ms. Igurashi Igarashi from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' cares less for her students than where her next drink will come from.
4th Nov '16 2:23:18 AM Shadowgazer
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* Ms. Butterbean from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' who obviously doesn't care a lick about her job. One ep even saw that she even let bullies get away with the actions long as they bribe her with an apple.

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* Ms. Butterbean from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' who obviously doesn't care a lick about her job. She is ALSO a Sadist Teacher being cruel and verbally abusive towards the kids. One ep even saw that she even let bullies Sperg, a bully, get away with the his actions long as they bribe her with an apple.
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