19 Secrets About Being A Teacher Anyone Who's Ever Been In School Should Know
Teachers definitely hear the mean things you whisper about them in class, FYI.
We asked the BuzzFeed Community what secrets people should really know about being a teacher, and they didn't disappoint! Here are some of the best responses:
It's really, really hard for teachers to keep a straight face when a student does something funny that they aren't supposed to do.
A teacher's workday definitely doesn't start and end when school does.
A simple "good morning" or "hi, how are you?" can make a teacher's day.
Teachers can hear all the mean things you say about them in class, and it definitely hurts their feelings sometimes.
Going to the bathroom during the workday is basically impossible for a teacher.
The teachers' lounge isn't nearly as fun as movies and TV shows made it out to be.
Teachers never really get to have bad days.
Teachers have to learn to be realllllllly good actors.
Teachers don't really get the laid-back summer vacation most people probably think they do.
High school cliques aren't just for students. Teachers have them too!
Teachers have to be mindful of everything they do, like erasing the board a certain way so their butt doesn't jiggle in front of the whole class.
They rarely get raises.
On top of that, they have to pay for almost everything in the classroom out of pocket, too.
The highest form of praise is when their students offer them some of their snacks.
A lot of thought actually goes into those ~random~ pairings teachers put their students into.
Teachers have developed some clever hacks to deal with annoying parents.
One of the most important parts of being a teacher is being a shoulder to cry on for students going through something rough.
Teachers definitely want their past students to drop in and say hi after they've graduated!
And in the end, teachers are actually a lot more like students than most students probably think!
Did we miss any big secrets about being a teacher? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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