so i had this chemistry teacher in high school who is one of my favorite people ever. allow me to enlighten you
he likely got this idea from the internet, but the first day in class he dresses up as a wizard and does magic tricks, explaining how they work.
he’s punk rock AF!! had super long hair in high school to piss people off (now he’s bald but he jokingly claims it’s because he’s “evolutionarily advanced”). the only band he can really play is hank green bc a lot of punk is not exactly classroom material, but he’s played a few against me! songs, and played the aquabats! during finals week when i gave him charge!!
besides punk music, he actively fights against the school and administrators being shitty to teachers and students, openly accepting and advocating for queer students, and always available to talk to.
but my favorite story… once he was doing a lab in front of the class about metals reacting in water. he had a beaker with water and a chunk of sodium or potassium. it was fizzling lightly and he was explaining what was happening when suddenly it just EXPLODED
water got everywhere, and splatters from the metal got residue on the ceiling that’s still there today. he looked at his soaked desk in awe, asked everyone if we were okay, and then shouted “THAT WAS FREAKING AWESOME, THIS IS WHY I LOVE SCIENCE”. didn’t even care his papers were ruined. he proceeded to call the biology teacher in during the middle of her class to show her what happened, and she’s freaking out about how unsafe it was and he just goes “well that wasn’t SUPPOSED to happen, everyone’s okay, look how awesome this is!!”