How are the summer holidays over already?
The new school year is on the horizon (or has already started for some unlucky people), and with it comes hours and hours of sitting in classrooms, listening to your teachers throw knowledge at your tired brain cells while you long for the summer days that are long behind you. Trust us, we’ve been there, and we feel your pain.
But what if classes were taught by our favourite YouTubers? Would we listen more or *gasp* actually participate in class discussion?! It’s a dream we desperately wish was a reality. So much so that we’ve gone and created our dream school staff line-up, featuring our faves.
Hurry up, class is starting!
Maths – Evan Edinger
If anyone can make Maths both understandable and enjoyable (yes, it is possible), it’s our favourite Maths geek himself, Evan Edinger. He has a BA in Maths, and even used to do live streams where he’d help his audience with their Maths homework – seriously, what a nice guy!
On top of his smart Maths skills, he’s also perfected the art of creating puns in a way only teachers know. He’s practically a teacher already!
English – Sanne Vliegenthart
The OG of BookTube, Sanne Vliegenthart‘s passion for reading and books has motivated many of us to hit our local bookstores and libraries. With a wide reading range, an interest in open discussion, and an envious ability to bring books into the real world, her English classes would feel like a fun book club, with trips to the theatre (we’d totally be down with seeing some Shakespeare) and literary locations!
Sanne, what do we have to do to convince you to pursue teaching for a living?
Drama – Carrie Hope Fletcher
Having grown up on stage to become the West End star she is, there’s no Drama teacher we’d love more than Carrie Hope Fletcher! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be taught the ins and outs of improv, how to sing AND dance at the same time without looking drunk, and how to perform in front of an audience without fainting, by Truly Scrumptious herself!
With roles in Les Mis, The War of the Worlds, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang under her belt, as well as a bubbly attitude and high spirit, Carrie would surely take our school plays to the next level.
Art – Beckie Brown
A creator of bold and beautiful artwork, Beckie Brown will teach us how to express ourselves through the wonders of art. After battling to get her passion to create art back for years, she finally returned to the craft this year, so she’d totally understand any struggles we might have.
We’d like to make our mums and dads something that isn’t a picture frame with pasta noodles glued to it, and we feel Beckie would definitely help up develop our skills and allow our imaginations to run free.
Music – Dave Brown
Whilst he’s known for impeccable raps and making some sick beats, he has a handle on a variety of genres – see his two Alphabetical 26-Genre songs with Andrew Huang if you don’t believe us! We know we could count on Dave to help us find our inner musician, and hey, who knows, we might even fall in love with music even more than we already do.
PE – Scola Dondo
The days of running around a muddy track in stained knee-high socks and ruined trainers would be over if Scola Dondo took the reins as PE teacher. With her focus on healthy eating and exercise, she’d teach us how to take care of our body while incorporating easy changes that would make us happier and healthier.
Who knows, her upbeat and intense afrobeat workouts might actually make us enjoy PE!
IT – Tom Burns
All we ever did was play Flash games in our IT lessons, but if Tom Burns taught us, we might have actually learned something. Having created his own augmented reality gaming app from scratch, he’d have us coding, creating, and designing in no time. Who knows, maybe our inventions would become the next Pokémon GO!
A nerd for Disney, Marvel, and gaming, he’d be the cool teacher we chat to, and with his mad baking skills, he’d be winning any staff bake sales.
Science – Charlie McDonnell
Who better to teach the wonders of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology than the person who created the Fun Science series? Charlie McDonnell was able to make Science fun for all, with so much success that he’s turning the series into a book!
A self-confessed fan of the subject, he’d inspire us to dive right into the Science world with a guarantee that we’d be leaving his class ready to be astronauts, marine biologists, and everything else under the sun.
Geography – Ben Brown
A daily travel vlogger who’s been around the world and back again – seriously, who would be better? With a passion for other countries and cultures, we wouldn’t be spending long in Ben Brown‘s classroom before we got the itch to hit the road ourselves.
Knowing Ben, he’d probably even give us a few vlogging tips to ensure we’re able to document our adventures just as well as him (although we already know our videos could never reach his quality – he is a pro, after all).
History – Jimmy Hill
At first glance, picking Jimmy Hill to be our History teacher might seem like an out-of-the-blue choice, but he’s always mentioning that he has a first in History, so we’re saying he might as well use it! And honestly, why wouldn’t he want to teach us? We’re a bunch of angels.
On top of having a BA in History, Jimmy is super personable and knows how to bring the laughs, so we know his classes would be a hoot and a half. We’d never have to leave class for the nurse’s office because of some spontaneous illness that magically appeared the moment we stepped in the room.
Sex Ed – Hannah Witton
It’s a controversial and under-taught subject in the real world, but at our dream school, Sex Ed would be super important.
Hannah Witton has been fearlessly teaching her audience Sex Ed for years now, giving us the ins and outs about protection, consent, and more – and she now has her own non-fiction book, Doing It. Having Hannah as our teacher would ensure we’re up-to-date on sexual health, and would allow for the subject to lose its taboo rating.
Chop-chop, everyone. Lunch break is over.
What do you think of our dream school, full of YouTubers teaching us their ways? Sadly, it’s time to look away from our phones and laptops and pay attention to our actual teachers (we know some of you are reading this in class, you can’t trick us). But who would you want as your teachers, and are there any subjects we missed? Be sure to let us know on Twitter!
Still on your phone? Well, if you’re not going to do your school work, you should at least be doing something productive, like reading all our awesome YouTuber articles:
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