Maybe something like a nun with a ruler would be more obvious and universally recognized.
1's not bad.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
I see the Awesomeness.Most of what pops up for Stern Teacher is either clip art or porn. These were the best ones that didn't have a massive watermark all over it.
Cure Candythis trope reminded me of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei when he walked into the class and said they all flunked and walked out. But getting the point across is hard....  Or ◊
edited 10th Feb '11 1:49:49 PM by Raso
Professor McGonagall in front of a chalkboard looking stern: ◊ Not sure if it's clear she's a teacher. There might be a scene from one of the films that can provide a better screencap.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
edited 10th Feb '11 6:25:06 PM by rodneyAnonymous
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
This wouldn't really work but I wanted to post it anyway. edit: A more serious nominee below.
edited 11th Feb '11 8:40:19 AM by FlyingV
You are right.
Old topic is old, but for the sake of conclusion ◊ ◊
edited 25th Mar '11 1:32:59 AM by DarkHawk
Mr. Ratburn from Arthur is what comes to mind for me. Perhaps if we could use him for this and use Mrs. Ratburn for Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher we could have a sort of trope-and-counterpart pair similar to that we have for Villain Song and Dark Reprise. On a sidenote, this seems to in a way be a variety of Good Is Not Nice.
Alternatively we can go with something of Miss Wormwood.
Hn, I had to squint and use a maginfier on another computer, to read that. Maybe cut out the first panel?
The first panel provides pretty helpful context. I say keep it. Here's a larger, but vertically-arranged version of that comic...
In any case, what do people think of my idea of using Mr. Ratburn for Stern Teacher and Ms. Ratburn for Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher? EDIT: Damn it, the caption was displayed as though it was part of the post. Why is that?
edited 26th Mar '11 6:11:06 AM by neoYTPism
She is not stern in the comic. He accuses her of beeing a bad teacher and all she does is send him back to his place, without further punishment.
I think telling him off for accusing her of being a bad teacher is pretty damn stern. In any case, what about the Arthur example I mentioned earlier?
That's the image I previously used in this YKTTW. Probably not the best image to convey this, but like I said earlier, if I (or others) were to find better images of both characters, we could use Mr. Ratburn for Stern Teacher, and Ms. Ratburn for Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher, and have an example-counterpart pair.
edited 26th Mar '11 6:16:17 AM by neoYTPism
That's not really stern teacher. That's the difference between kindergarten and third grade.
Except that Mr. Ratburn was unusually stern for a third-grade teacher, and Ms. Ratburn was definitely unusually UN-stern for a third-grade substitute teacher. That said, I am not sure how well this can be conveyed visually. I think the Wormwood one I just used is better. I think she is pretty stern in that comic, especially for a first-grade teacher, but I could try to find other Wormwood moments...
Fallen PaladinThe thing is that Mr. Ratburn doesn't look particularly stern on that picture.
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