Years ago, school teachers were like dictators. When a kid misbehaved, the teacher would spank his butt. To add insult to injury, the teacher called the parents, and the kid got their butt spanked again when they got home.
Teachers can’t hit kids anymore because it’s against the law.
Today, teachers are not mean and vicious. They are corny and obnoxious. They try to teach by telling corny stories and bad jokes.
In both settings, then and now, the teacher put kids through an adventure.