Indiana Jones voted top teacher people wish they had in real life


Based on a survey of over 2,000 people, Indiana Jones has been voted the number 1 teacher most people would have wanted as their teacher when they were in school

(London, April 2019) – Teaching Abroad Direct can reveal that Indiana Jones has been voted the number 1 screen teacher that most people would have wanted when they were in school. Beating competition from other class-room teachers including Professor Snape (2nd, 11% – Harry Potter) and Elizabeth Halsey (9th, 5.3% – Bad Teacher), Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones (1st, 16.2%) has ranked number 1 in a heavy hitting list spanning all age groups.

Here’s the top 10 list overall:

  1. Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones) 16.21%
  2. Professor Snape (Harry Potter) 11.02%
  3. Dewey Finn (School of Rock) 10.53%
  4. Mr Gilbert (The Inbetweeners) 10.43%
  5. John Kimble (Kindergarten Cop) 7.91%
  6. Walter White (Breaking Bad) 7.02%
  7. John Keating (Dead Poets Society) 6.72%
  8. Mrs Krabappel (Simpsons) 5.93%
  9. Elizabeth Halsey (Bad Teacher) 5.29%
  10. Ken Carter (Coach Carter) 5.19%

The survey was conducted using a list of 14 of the most popular teachers from film and TV shows globally. Over 2,000 respondents answered and collectively deciding who made the top 10 and who didn’t.

Sadly, the teachers who didn’t make the top 10 list included Paul Maddens (11th, 4.8% – Nativity), Mr Garrison (12th, 3.4% – South Park), Louanne Johnson (13th, 2.9% – Dangerous Minds) and Mr Feeny (14th, 2.7% – Boy Meets World).

Other interesting insights from the survey revealed that for millennials, the most popular teacher was actually Mr Gilbert (The Inbetweeners) amassing 15.3% of votes and beating out Indiana Jones (2nd, 10.9%) and Dewey Finn (3rd, 10.3%).

There were also some notable differences in how women and men voted. Although Indiana Jones was top for both groups, women were much more in favour of Professor Snape (2nd, 13.4%) than men (5th, 8.4%). Men, on the other hand were much more in favour of Walter White (4th, 8.9%) compared to women (8th, 5.3%).