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Bored in Class... Whether it's because you already understand the material being taught, or are off in your 'own little world', or the teacher is just plain BORING, you should still try and give the teacher the courtesy of your attention, (you could add to any discussion).

The educational option:
If a class is really boring and you still want to learn, read ahead in the textbook and take some notes. Draw pictures in your notebook about what the teacher is saying, or make up a crossword puzzle or word search using the vocabulary words in the lesson. So long as you are sitting quietly in your place and appear to be paying attention, most teachers will ignore the fact that you're not really "all there."

NOW if both the teacher and the lesson are boring, you have no choice but to resort to one of the options below (submitted by contributors):

Note-Some of these are ONLY PROVIDED FOR AMUSEMENT (and if attempted may lead to discipline)
  1. Try to develop psychic powers, then proceed to use them.
  2. Play tic-tac-toe with yourself and lose.
  3. Sing show tunes.
  4. Make animal noises, and then deny doing it.
  5. Only speak in rhymes.
  6. Think of new pick up lines, and see if they work.
  7. Pretend you're flying a jet fighter in the Gulf War.
  8. Churn some butter.
  9. Conceive a brand new language.
  10. If the walls are made from bricks, count the bricks!
  11. Plot revenge against someone, regardless of if they have 'wronged you'.
  12. Answer every question with one word answers.
  13. Think of nicknames for everyone you know.
  14. See how long that you can hold your breath.
  15. Take your pants off and proceed to give them to the professor.
  16. Chew on your arm until someone else notices.
  17. Move to a different seat every three minutes.
  18. Think of ways to cheat at Trivial Pursuit.
  19. Shave your armpits, legs, face, etc.!
  20. Run across the room, tag someone and say "You're it.".
  21. Blow up a beach ball and toss it around.
  22. write a letter to your friend with the opposite writing hand (lefties- use right, righties use left)
  23. Announce to the class that you are God and that you are angry.
  24. Think of five hundred thousand new ways to use your shoes.
  25. Start a wave going across the room that go back and forth continuously!
  26. Walk around the room begging for spare change.
  27. Roast marshmallows and sausages!
  28. Practice phrasing your answers in the form of a question.
  29. Crawl around the room humming the music from Mission Impossible.
  30. Take apart your desk.
  31. Put your desk back together again ... better, faster, stronger.
  32. Pretend to communicate with your home planet.
  33. Play 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' with yourself, and proceed to accuse your left hand of cheating.
  34. Do a quick tap-dance routine.
  35. Try birdwatching.
  36. Walk up the aisle yelling, "Popcorn! Hot popcorn here!".
  37. Throw your backpack at someone.
  38. Run to the window, then say, "Sorry, I thought I saw the Bat-Signal".
  39. Ask the person in front of you to marry you.
  40. Start laughing really hard and say, "Oh, now I get it.".
  41. Make a sundial.
  42. Give yourself a new identity or name.
  43. Write a screenplay about a diabetic Swedish girl who can't swim.
  44. Dig an escape tunnel.
  45. Announce your candidacy for President.
  46. Write songs, poems, stories, or books!
  47. Cook hummus.
  48. Eat the assignment!
  49. Eat your desk.
  50. Sing, "I Believe I Can Fly", while flapping your arms wildly about.
  51. Start a debate with one of your classmates.
  52. write a note to yourself and have it delivered by messenger
  53. Order Pizza and have it delivered to the classroom.
  54. Hide the teachers pen or marker.
  55. Learn Origami.
  56. Fart and blame it on a friend.
  57. When the teacher is taking roll after every two names jump up and say "That's me I'm here...Oh wait no.."
  58. Ask the teacher if she's ever seen an actual HUMAN!!
  59. Ask the teacher a random question about Flamingos then ask what the lesson was.
  60. Sing the "Happy Birthday Mr.President"..
  61. Ask the teacher who they want to win the Super Bowl in 2020.
  62. Tell the teacher your new name is Bob Figly Jr. and if she calls you by it yell at her saying "THAT'S NOT MY NAME WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!!"
  63. Take out your cell phone and get on ESPN facebook or myspace
  64. Get other people to sing aloud with you.
  65. Stare at the hottest girl in the class and when she say what you looking at you say the fat girl behind you.
  66. If the teacher asks you to name two pronouns say, "Who, me?"
  67. When the substitute teacher passes the paper around for everyone to sign they are here, make sure you sign "Al Coholic" or "Phil Ashio".
  68. If asked to name a Civil Rights leader, say "Eldridge Cleaver" or "James Earl Ray".
  69. If you don't know the real answer, give a funny answer. Thus the answer to "Who won the Civil War?" is "The Civilians" and "The Battle of the Bulge" refers to Hitler's well known weight problem.
  70. Stare at your teacher and mentally undress her. Then mentally fantasize about having to stay after class with her. Now write a letter to Penthouse describing it as if it actually happened. Make sure you start the letter, "I never thought this would happen to me, but..."
  71. Raise your hand and ask if you may use the bathroom. When she says yes, remain silent while staring up at the ceiling, then after a few seconds say, "Thank you.".
  72. If she's one of those teachers who sits on the desk, ask her if she can show a bit more thigh.
  73. Raise your hand and when she calls on you, ask, "Are we still on for this Friday night?"
  74. If she calls on you and you don't know the answer, say, "I'm sorry, but my faith doesn't permit me to answer the unbeliever."
  75. If you're in biology class, answer every question with "Because God made it so, sinner."
  76. Pretend you are channeling Ki-Ra, a 3,000 year old ghost of a Babylonian stable boy. (Channeling princes and warriors is so cliche.)
  77. No matter what she asks you say, "What would the School Board think about you asking that to kids our age?"
  78. Never ask if you can go to the nurse's office for Ritalin, instead say you need to see your dealer to score some speed.
  79. If you walk in late, go straight up to her, lean in, and whisper, "The principal told me to have you come to office at once." (Careful, that works.)
  80. If you don't know the answer, say, "I think I need you to paddle me. (pause) Again." (Works whether teacher is male or female.)
  81. Fold up a note and pass it to someone and when they open it it's blank
  82. If your teacher wears glasses, try to take them and wear them while he/she looks for them.
  83. Go to the back of the room take out your cellphone and pretend your talking to your mom. (When they try to take the phone away from you say "shush I'm on the phone." and then say to the phone " Yeah I'm still here." etc.)
  84. Play patty cake with the person next to you.
  85. If its hot out make a paper fan and fan yourself with it.
  86. If your teacher is in a bad mood ask them " Having troubles with the online dating???"
  87. Listen to your iPod and start dancing crazily in your desk. If someone tries to get your attention pretend you cant hear them.
  88. Play spin the bottle with a few friends using a pencil and actually kiss the person next to you if you get picked.
  89. Write "I'm bored ,from your fellow students." on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope and put it on the teachers desk.
  90. Play catch with a friend across the room.
  91. Start playing a game of hangman on the (white board,chalk board, smart board,etc.)with a friend during the lesson.
  92. Start singing the party rock anthem and shuffle around the room.
  93. When the teacher asks you a question say a business slogan (example. Teacher." Whats the square root of 26?" You. "Save money, live better, Wal-mart."
  94. Use the electric pencil sharpener the entire lesson. If the teacher tries to tell you to stop point to your ear and yell " I cant hear you! the pencil sharpener is to loud.
  95. When the teacher hands out paper say "Tree killer."
  96. If the teacher has food in class with them go to there desk and start eating it.
  97. I the fire alarm goes off yell "Field Trip!" and then run out of the door.
  98. When your teacher asks you to write an essay always write it on the wall so that it will never be late.
  99. Go up to the teacher and start dabbing her face with a paper towel. When she/he asks what you are doing say "Oh I'm sorry, you just looked a little sweaty".
  100. Pitch a tent in class and then invite everybody to a party at your tent.
  101. Throw a party for the back of the room with soda, chips, and a portable DVD player.
  102. Record noises like farting, a pair of pants ripping, burping, etc. and play them back just at the right times

You can try spinning your pen/pencil around your fingers
Or draw a picture
If you're really daring, pull out your phone (if you have one) during class and try to go online
Thanks for the feedback!

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