It's National Teacher Appreciation Day today, May 3, and it has us thinking back to some of our fondest school memories, which we owe to our favorite teachers. Those teachers who combined education, fun, and inspiration into each lesson plan, motivating us to reach our full potential. While we certainly appreciate our former educators, we would be lying if we didn't admit that we longed to sit in the classrooms of quite a few of the teachers we saw in movies. Seriously, who wouldn't want to be a math student in Ms. Norbury's class in Mean Girls (above)? We could have used some of her self-depreciating humor as we struggled through our real life calculus equations.
So in the spirit of honoring teachers everywhere, we compiled a list of our favorite movie mind-molders. Keep scrolling to relive some of the best pop culture classrooms.