My sister and both of my parents are school teachers.
My Dad sent me this joke by email, which I thought was rather funny – and I can see how it appealed to them as well.
Then Jesus took his disciples up the mountain and gathering them around him, he taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are they that mourn.
Blessed are the merciful.
Blessed are they that thirst for justice.
Blessed are the persecuted.
Blessed are you when you suffer.
Be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven.”
Then Simon Peter said, “Are we supposed to know this?”
And Andrew said, “Do we have to write this down?”
And James said, “Will we have a test on this?”
And Phillip said, “I don’t have any paper.”
And Bartholomew said, “Do we have to turn this in?”
And John said, “The other disciples didn’t have to learn this!?”
And Matthew said, “May I go to the toilet?”
Then one of the Pharisees who was present asked to see Jesus’ lesson plan and inquired of Jesus, “Where is your anticipator set of objectives in the cognitive domain?”
And Jesus wept.
Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make school teachers!