I worked as an in-school suspension instructor for a bit, and I always desired some sort of fun and witty banter with my students. Or just clever ways to show them up when they were being difficult (it was suspension, after all). While I never got to change anyone’s life with a quick comment (and no one certainly ever drew me pictures), here is a gallery of a few teachers’ clever responses to students’ antics!

Sure, I doodled a lot on my homework as a child. But unfortunately it was never anything clever enough to earn me extra points, like the student in photo #3. Though I think I appreciate the brusque response to the elephant drawing the most! You can read even more witty teacher replies over at Oddee and College Humor.

Which response is your favorite? Have you ever had a teacher write something funny on your work?