It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic:
Back-to-School theme, so I chose Ten Fictional Teachers I Wished I Had in School!
I had a post not too long ago about my favorite boarding schools so I didn’t want to do fictional schools because it would end up being too similar. Instead, I’m opting for some fictional teachers that I really wish I could have taken lessons from at some point in my life!
TEN FAVORITE FICTIONAL TEACHERS
PROFESSOR MCGONAGALL from the Harry Potter series
McGonagall is probably my favorite fictional teacher ever. She’s strong, smart, and very firm. She’s a wonderful teacher and a little bit strict, but I love that about her because I would actually learn things. I also love that she’s one tough cookie but she also really, truly cares about her students too. It’s a fantastic mix.
THE MAGUS from The Queen’s Thief series
I don’t know if the Magus technically really counts as a teacher but I just loved him in this series. I don’t even know why. He’s another mentor that seemed a little harsh, but fair. I also loved when he showed that softer side and actually cared about his pupils.
THE WOMEN OF 300 FOX WAY from The Raven Cycle
Maura, Calla, Persephone, and the gang aren’t technically teachers but they end up becoming mentors and resources for the Gangsey throughout the series as they encounter some of the more other-worldly tasks. Plus, I can’t very well choose some of the only noted professors at Aglionby for obvious reasons. I wouldn’t want that Latin teacher.
MADAME “GUILLOTINE” from Anna and the French Kiss
I don’t particularly like Anna’s French teacher but she seems like one of those strict and fair teachers that I like so much, plus I just want to attend SOAP and have class with Anna!
RANGER from the Stephanie Plum series
Ranger is also not technically a teacher but he’s Stephanie’s mentor in a lot of ways, taking her under his wing to help with bounty hunting, how to handle a firearm, and several other things along the way, some of which may be steamy.
PROFESSOR LUPIN from the Harry Potter series
Gotta have more than one Harry Potter professor, and Lupin is another favorite of mine. I love his gentleness and how supportive he is of his students. He seems like an amazing teacher that has more of a soft touch but really cares about everyone’s education and well-being.
MASTER ELODIN from The Kingkiller Chronicle
I absolutely loved Elodin after meeting him in THE NAME OF THE WIND. He’s so kooky but seems like he really knows what he’s talking about and his teaching style is complicated and confusing, but will end up making a big point in the end.
CONNOR LAWSON from LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
Sexy teaching assistant? How could you not?
KELSIER from the Mistborn series
Kelsier was Vin’s mentor and teacher and he’s such an interesting character. Looking back on the series after six or seven books, it’s interesting to see how imperfect he was. He taught Vin everything he knew and Vin became the focus of the series and I kind of love how he’s not really an ideal character.
BRIMSTONE from DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE
I also really loved Karou’s mentor Brimstone, from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. He was Karou’s teacher and father figure and he taught her what she needed to know. I loved their relationship and I wish I could have learned even more about him!