For kids, the new school year means homework, early mornings and brown-bag lunches. For us, it means reminiscing about some of the cutest on-screen faculty we wouldn't have minded getting detention from. Here, ten of the most swoon-worthy.

hot teachers kyle chandler

Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor on “Friday Night Lights”

See also: Tami Taylor.

hot teachers ryan gosling

Ryan Gosling as Dan Dunne in “Half Nelson”

Hey, girl...

hot teachers michelle pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer as Louanne Johnson in “Dangerous Minds”

Pfeiffer's ex-Marine character gets extra badass points just for being synonymous with a mid-'90s Coolio anthem.

hot teachers paul rudd

Paul Rudd as John Pressman in “Admission”

As cute and smart as we imagine real-life Rudd is. 

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Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby on “How I Met Your Mother”


hot teachers tina fey

Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury in “Mean Girls”

"My T-shirt's stuck to my sweater, isn't it?"

hot teachers bradley cooper

Bradley Cooper as Phil Wenneck in “The Hangover”

Red-tinted shades and unbuttoned vest aside, he can teach us French any day. 

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Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day on “New Girl”

Is it too late to want to be her when we grow up?

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Michael Vartan as Sam Coulson in “Never Been Kissed”

Totally get it, Drew Barrymore.

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Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in “Indiana Jones”

We promised ourselves we wouldn't make a whip joke.

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