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23 Signs You Used To Be A Teacher

School may be out, but you're still a teacher at heart.

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5. When people are being rowdy you can silence them with just a look.

7. Even now you experience the occasional anxiety dream about having hundreds of papers to grade.

Starting a school year without a single lesson plan? Yeah, you have that dream, too.

8. Whenever you see anything handwritten you feel a compulsion to edit it.

Actually, you feel this way about all writing.


9. If anyone needs help with their homework they always come to you.

10. The mere sight of these elicits a bevy of emotions.

14. You still take control of group activities.

17. Your handwriting is on point.

And people often ask you to write things out for them, especially on chalkboards.

18. When people speak poorly of teachers it makes you "Incredible Hulk" levels of angry.


"Have you been in the classroom? Do you know what it's like to be in charge of 30 kids at eight in the morning? Have you ever dealt with a nightmare parent?" HOLD ME BACK!

19. You notice things and think they’d be nice for your classroom.

That is, if you still had a classroom.

20. You still sort of worry about running into a parent or student when buying alcohol.

22. You bust out your "teacher voice" from time to time.

23. And nothing makes you feel as old as seeing how grown up the kids you taught have become.

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But it definitely gives you the feels and makes you proud to know you contributed in some way to the person they are today.