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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' typically only ''has'' one teacher at the school, Steve Barkin, which makes it even stranger when they do see him outside of school. Kim and Ron even wind up on a double date with him and a [[HeelFaceBrainwashing temporarily turned good]] Shego, and when Ron gets a job at Smarty Mart, he learns that Mr. Barkin ''also'' works there (school is for the benefits, but Smarty Mart is apparently where his heart is).


At the end of the day, kids go home. Do teachers go home? Of course not! Teachers are teachers. At the end of the day, teachers just get switched off and locked in a storage closet. Or they spend their summers sleeping in their vampire coffins until vacation is over, where they will rise up to [[VampiricDraining suck the life out of their students]] the next year.

With this thought in mind, it often comes as major shock when the kids see their teacher outside of school--such as at home, at a grocery store, or even out on a date. For most students, it's hard for them to think of their teachers actually having lives outside of their jobs, unless they're taking a break in the MysteriousTeachersLounge, where who knows what amazing and/or secret things teachers are doing in there.

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At the end of the day, kids go home. Do teachers go home? Of course not! Teachers are teachers. School ''is'' their home! After all, they're already at school when the students arrive and are still there after the students leave, so they obviously must never leave the building themselves. At the end of the day, teachers just [[{{Robot}} get switched off and locked in a storage closet. closet]]. Or they spend their summers [[OurVampiresAreDifferent sleeping in their vampire coffins coffins]] until vacation is over, where they will rise up to [[VampiricDraining suck the life out of their students]] the next year.

With this thought in mind, it often comes as major shock when the kids see their teacher outside of school--such as at home, at a grocery store, or even out on a date. For most students, it's hard for them to think of their teachers actually having lives outside of their jobs, unless they're taking a break in the MysteriousTeachersLounge, where who knows what amazing and/or secret things teachers are doing in there.
there. Other than brainstorming new ways to [[SadistTeacher make students' lives miserable]], of course.


* In the ''Wandering Son'' fic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14142669 Reunion]]'', one of Kanako's 4-year old students questions her on what she does after class. She thinks that Kanako sleeps at the school.

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* In the ''Wandering Son'' fic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14142669 Reunion]]'', one of Kanako's 4-year old 4-year-old students questions her on about what she does after class. She thinks that Kanako sleeps at the school.school.
* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' focuses much more on what the teachers do when they're not teaching than on the activities of the students. The academy is a BoardingSchool, so the teachers actually ''do'' live there (and so do the kids, at least most of the time); in fact, it's a minor plot point in a few of the earliest installments that a couple of the teachers are going to be living there permanently, which opens up the possibility of having the school open year-round.

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* In the ''Wandering Son'' fic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14142669 Reunion]]'', one of Kanako's 4-year old students questions her on what she does after class. She thinks that Kanako sleeps at the school.
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* ''Literature/ThisIsNotAWerewolfStory:'' The first time that Raul's father [[ParentalNeglect fails to pick him up]] from boarding school for the weekend, [[PsychologistTeacher Dean Swift]] stays at the school with him. The second time this happens, he actually brings Raul home with him, though this goes rather badly when each of his teenage daughters get up to child-unfriendly activities. (Raul loved it, though.)


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* ''Literature/JunieBJones'' goes through this in ''Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook'' when she sees her teacher at the grocery store testing out a couple of grapes for quality-check and thinks that she's stealing.

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* ''Literature/JunieBJones'' goes through this in ''Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook'' and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying'' when she sees her teacher at the grocery store testing out a couple of grapes for quality-check and thinks that she's stealing.


* ''Persona5'' gives us the Temperance Confidant Sadayo Kawakami. However, she's a bit of a subversion. As it happens, she has extra debts to pay outside of her usual ones that force her to take on a Maid Service job to get enough money to keep up with the demands, which severely limits having a free life outside school. [[spoiler:Only after getting to the root of the problem is when the Protagonist is able to set her free from her dead student's greedy guardians demanding compensation for feeling inferior socially that she is able to brighten up and cherish her life as a teacher]].

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* ''Persona5'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' gives us the Temperance Confidant Sadayo Kawakami. However, she's a bit of a subversion. As it happens, she has extra debts to pay outside of her usual ones that force her to take on a Maid Service job to get enough money to keep up with the demands, which severely limits having a free life outside school. [[spoiler:Only after getting to the root of the problem is when the Protagonist is able to set her free from her dead student's greedy guardians demanding compensation for feeling inferior socially that she is able to brighten up and cherish her life as a teacher]].


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* In ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'', Mildred meets her teacher [[Webcomic/ScaryGoRound Mr. Beckwith]] at a farmers' market - much to his horror, as he believes this would lead to losing his students' meager respect, especially from [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Mildred]].
-->'''Mr. Beckwith:''' ''(to Mrs. Beckwith)'' Why do you think I wear dad's old glasses and a dead man's suit to work? They can't know you're human. The kids got to think you're a mad old ROBOT.
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* In ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' episode "Mrs. Westlake," Dr. Huxtable invites Theo's math teacher, Mrs. Westlake, and her husband over for dinner--Theo expects the worst, especially because Mrs. Westlake is widely considered to be the toughest math teacher at his high school (to the point of being called "The Dragon Lady"). However, during the dinner, Theo's surprised to see that outside of her life as a teacher, Mrs. Westlake is actually pretty friendly and reveals that Theo actually did pretty well on his math test (he got an 89%, which would be a B+).
* Subverted in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]". When main characters are sneaking around a suspicious school at night, Rose says that she used to think that teachers sleep at school. A moment later...
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[pointing at the ceiling, where "teachers" sleep in their [[GlamourFailure true alien form]]]'' Well... [[OhCrap They do]].
* The children's sitcom ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoap Microsoap]]'' was about a family which was going through a divorce. It had an arc where the children's father dated the son's teacher. The kid and his classmates suspected she was an automaton.
* Cookie led an after-hours school tour in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. The "scariest" part of his tour was the part where he showed what the teachers do after-hours: they have their own rap group!


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* In ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' episode "Mrs. Westlake", Dr. Huxtable invites Theo's math teacher, Mrs. Westlake, and her husband over for dinner--Theo expects the worst, especially because Mrs. Westlake is widely considered to be the toughest math teacher at his high school (to the point of being called "The Dragon Lady"). However, during the dinner, Theo's surprised to see that outside of her life as a teacher, Mrs. Westlake is actually pretty friendly and reveals that Theo actually did pretty well on his math test (he got an 89%, which would be a B+).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]" subverts it. When the main characters are sneaking around a suspicious school at night, Rose says that she used to think that teachers sleep at school. A moment later...
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[pointing at the ceiling, where "teachers" sleep in their [[GlamourFailure true alien form]][=]=]'' Well... [[OhCrap They do]].


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* The children's sitcom ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoap Microsoap]]'' was about a family which was going through a divorce. It had an arc where the children's father dated the son's teacher. The kid and his classmates suspected she was an automaton.
* Cookie led an after-hours school tour in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. The "scariest" part of his tour was the part where he showed what the teachers do after-hours: they have their own rap group!


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->''"Spinelli's story could be true, I mean, teachers ARE human, therefore logically they must eat, sleep, and presumably shop."''
-->-- '''Gretchen''': WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}


From the beginning of the first year of elementary all the way up until the end of the last year of high school, kids spend a large part of their day (usually around six to eight hours) in/at school, under the tutelage of a teacher of some kind. The class tends to develop a relationship with their teacher, but they typically never see their teacher as anything more than ''just'' their teacher.

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From the beginning of the first year of elementary all the way up until the end of the last year of high school, kids spend a large part of their day (usually around six to eight hours) in/at school, under the tutelage of a teacher of some kind. The class tends to develop a relationship with their teacher, but they typically never see their teacher as anything more than ''just'' their teacher.



With this thought in mind, it often comes as major shock when the kids see their teacher outside of school--such as at home, at a grocery store, or even out on a date. It's almost impossible for students to think that teachers actually have lives outside of their jobs, unless they're taking a break in the MysteriousTeachersLounge, where who knows what amazing and/or secret things teachers are doing in there.

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With this thought in mind, it often comes as major shock when the kids see their teacher outside of school--such as at home, at a grocery store, or even out on a date. It's almost impossible For most students, it's hard for students them to think that of their teachers actually have having lives outside of their jobs, unless they're taking a break in the MysteriousTeachersLounge, where who knows what amazing and/or secret things teachers are doing in there.



* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' episode "Mrs. Westlake". In a previous episode, Theo gets assigned to Mrs. Westlake, widely considered to be the toughest math teacher at his school. In that same episode, Dr. Huxtable invites Mrs. Westlake and her husband over for dinner, much to Theo's dread. However, Theo discovers that Mrs. Westlake is actually really nice and quite charming outside of school--as an added bonus, it turns out that Theo got an 89% on a math exam that recently took place in her class.

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* In ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' episode "Mrs. Westlake". In a previous episode, Theo gets assigned to Westlake," Dr. Huxtable invites Theo's math teacher, Mrs. Westlake, and her husband over for dinner--Theo expects the worst, especially because Mrs. Westlake is widely considered to be the toughest math teacher at his school. In that same episode, Dr. Huxtable invites Mrs. Westlake and her husband over for high school (to the point of being called "The Dragon Lady"). However, during the dinner, much to Theo's dread. However, Theo discovers surprised to see that outside of her life as a teacher, Mrs. Westlake is actually really nice pretty friendly and quite charming outside of school--as an added bonus, it turns out reveals that Theo actually did pretty well on his math test (he got an 89% on 89%, which would be a math exam that recently took place in her class.B+).


From Kindergarten/1st-grade to 12th-grade, kids spend most of their day (at least six to eight hours) at school, under the tutelage of a teacher of some kind. The class tends to develop a relationship with their teacher, but they typically never see their teacher as anything more than ''just'' their teacher.

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From Kindergarten/1st-grade to 12th-grade, the beginning of the first year of elementary all the way up until the end of the last year of high school, kids spend most a large part of their day (at least (usually around six to eight hours) at in/at school, under the tutelage of a teacher of some kind. The class tends to develop a relationship with their teacher, but they typically never see their teacher as anything more than ''just'' their teacher.

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** Of course, this trope is played with when the cast was first introduced to him, as they were ''curious'' as to what Ratburn does outside school, believing it to be something bad. It turns out Mr. Ratburn was skilled in crafting puppets and marionettes.
** This ends up being averted later on, as Arthur doesn't mind sometimes asking him for favors outside of school. Ratburn's craft in puppetry ended up being a ChekhovsSkill in a later episode, when Arthur and D.W. needed his help fixing an old doll.


* In ''Literature/HarryPotter,'' Harry winds up interacting with his teachers outside of school fairly often, especially after the Second War starts in the middle of the series. He notes that it was particularly odd when he once saw [[SternTeacher Professor McGonagall]] show up in {{Muggle}} clothes.
** In another book he wonders how weird it is to think of [[TheDumbledore Dumbledore]] outside of Hogwarts, and has an amusing mental image of him lying on a beach, rubbing suntan lotion on his long, crooked nose.

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Harry winds up interacting with his teachers outside of school fairly often, especially after the Second War starts in the middle of the series. He notes that it was particularly odd when he once saw [[SternTeacher Professor McGonagall]] show up in {{Muggle}} clothes.
** In another book he wonders how weird it is to think of [[TheDumbledore [[EccentricMentor Dumbledore]] outside of Hogwarts, and has an amusing mental image of him lying on a beach, rubbing suntan lotion on his long, crooked nose.


In elementary, middle and high schools, kids spend most of their day at school (usually around 6 to 8 hours), under the tutelage of a teacher (of some kind). The class tends to develop a relationship with their teacher, but they typically never see their teacher as anything more than ''just'' their teacher.

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In elementary, middle and high schools, From Kindergarten/1st-grade to 12th-grade, kids spend most of their day (at least six to eight hours) at school (usually around 6 to 8 hours), school, under the tutelage of a teacher (of of some kind).kind. The class tends to develop a relationship with their teacher, but they typically never see their teacher as anything more than ''just'' their teacher.

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