The "craziest first day" thread got me to thinking about my most embarrassing moments as a teacher. There are two that immediately come to mind: 1. One day I was walking down an aisle checking students' homework, and didn't notice that one of my students had her white binder on the floor. (Our floor tiles are white, too.) I stepped and slipped on the binder and went right down to the ground in front of my entire class. I got right up, and everyone in the class looked like they wanted to laugh, but were holding it in. I said, "It's ok--you can laugh. It was funny." and then everyone burst out laughing. When the girl whose binder I slipped on was a senior, she wrote about the experience in her senior write-up in the yearbook. I told her that I was so glad that that's what she took away from my class! :lol: 2. The other story happened with a student in my AP class--although this might more so be her most embarrassing moment in school. My students had projects due for me in a couple of days and some of them had been emailing me their work throughout the process. I was checking my school email before lunch one day and found an email from someone from that class. It read something like this: Dear Joey, (by the way, my name is Joe) I'm sitting in study hall right now and I'm bored. I finally finished my history project! I'll talk to you later. I love you, Sara Needless to say, I was stunned when I saw this, and couldn't imagine what was going through the girl's head to act so inappropriately. She was in the top 5 of her graduating class, and it seemed so uncharacteristic of her. By chance, I ran into her minutes later, and I said, "Um, I just got an email from you when you were sitting in study hall?" She turned all red instantly. It turned out that her boyfriend had the same first name as me, and she didn't check the name as she was trying to email him. I didn't let her forget that mishap for the rest of the year! What are your most embarrassing moments?!