Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Top 5 Hogwarts Teachers

As I was re-reading the Harry Potter series this year I came to a startling realisation: most of the teachers were awful.

I know! I know! How could I bash Harry Potter like that? But thinking through all the different teachers the trio had it's surprising that they learnt anything at all. No wonder Harry and Ron found classes so hard, they didn't learn anything in them!

Of course there were some excellent teachers throughout the trio's years so here are my top 5 Hogwarts teachers:

Pomona Sprout: Herbology

I feel like Sprout gets the least attention in the Harry Potter fandom. After the mandrake lesson Herbology was never a big part of the books so Sprout didn't get as much love. However she is a brilliant teacher and nobody seems to complain about her lessons (which always makes a great teacher!)

Rolanda Hooch: Flying 

She was the one who introduced every witch and wizard to flying and quidditch. Think about it...Every single witch and wizard that goes through Hogwarts and then becomes a quidditch player has Madam Hooch to thank.

Minerva McGonagall: Transfiguration

Even if she was strict and harsh sometimes, McGonagall always had her students interests in mind. She didn't have favourites and she gave praise whenever someone truly deserved it. Also I think she was the most consistent teacher, always turning up to class and never holding grudges.

Remus Lupin: Defence Against the Dark Arts

When I was reading Prisoner of Azkaban I was so jealous of the Trio. Lupin actually taught the students useful lessons, and helped those who were weaker. He was the only DATDA teacher to make Neville feel comfortable and even encouraged him to do better. Sure Lupin disappeared once a month, but whilst he was there he was one of the best teachers.

Harry Potter: Defence against the Dark Arts

How could we forget Harry Potter was a teacher? Sure he didn't have an official class and he was most probably breaking at least 20 school rules with Dumbledore's Army, but he was a fantastic teacher. He taught the group to do all sorts of crazy hexes, curses and spells that actually helped, which is more than most other DATDA teachers did.

Do you agree with my picks? Are there any other teachers you think deserve a spot on this list? Please let me know in the comments!

And until next time, keep reading!

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