How Did We Miss This One?
A teacher...who is cool
. They motivate their students to learn (possibly in fun ways that are actually fun), laugh at the Stern Teacher
and Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher
behind their backs, protect
their students from the Sadist Teacher
and oppose the Evil Teacher
and Dean Bitterman
at every turn. Their consistently good results might protect them from being a Fired Teacher
, but this isn't a given.
Supertrope to: Psychologist Teacher
and Badass Teacher
- An episode of Recess had a former student (and rival of Ms. Finster) return to the school to work as a teacher. By the end of the episode he's reconciled his love of science with his aversion to being boring and became one of these.
- Grange Hill had one of these at least once every season. The Stern Teacher headmaster even became one as he neared retirement.
- Harry Potter has Professor Lupin in the third book (in his later appearances he was no longer a teacher) and impostor Moody in book 4. Hagrid also counted while he was care of magical creatures teacher (although his lessons got a bit dangerous) as well.