Year after year when back-to-school season rolls around, parents and students get sucked right back into that late-summer panic vortex of shopping for school supplies, locating non-flip-flop shoes that still fit, and retraining our bodies to wake up before lunchtime.
It's easy to forget, amid all the last-minute runs to Target for more glue sticks, that there's a ton of pressure on teachers, too.
They have the daunting task of not only teaching kids everything from basic reading skills to the Magna Carta, but they have to actually hold their students' attention while they're doing it so the kids, you know, remember some of that stuff.
Most of us couldn't name all the state capitals, let alone find half the countries on a globe, but then again most of us didn't have a teacher like this guy.
via: imgurPosted by imgur user AdanEvin, an unnamed teacher is shown getting his teach on in a series of photos. At first we see him in a familiar teacher stance, with his back to the classroom while he starts to write on the chalkboard. Nothing remarkable there.
But what is he drawing?
via: imgurAt this point it looks a little like some classroom prankster sprayed Silly String all over the board. If that's the case, this teacher is being way more chill about it than any teacher we've ever had.
By the third photo you can start to make out what he's working on.
via: imgurCan you see it? It's still pretty squiggly, but one of those squiggle blobs looks suspiciously like Australia...
It's clear this teacher did not come to play.
via: imgurHe is making full use of every inch of that chalkboard, getting all the way up on his tippy toes to reach the top. Hey, make room for the man, there's clearly some genius coming through and he needs some space for it.
via: imgurAnd just like that, this teacher doodled the whole Eastern Hemisphere. But he still has some work ahead of him...
There we go!
via: imgurI see London, I see France...and I also see the Americas over there! Just a few finishing touches...
Let's not forget to draw the edges of the Earth.
via: imgurWe don't want to fall off now, do we?
via: imgurThere it is — an incredibly detailed, hand drawn world map. Done on the spot, during class, without using a cheat sheet or anything. The photos were trending on the site within hours of being posted, and it's pretty easy to see why.