27 #TeacherTruths That Lecturers Will Positively Acknowledge

For some reason, everyone thinks they know what it’s like to be a teacher. But the truth is, there are things you just can’t understand about teaching until you’re in the middle of it. These teachers are keeping it real and sharing all kinds of #TeacherTruths!

Top 📷 credit: Miss Pugz

1. But it is a marathon!

Just not running one.

2. You go here. No. You go here.

Can’t put them next to friends!

3. Who needs a fitness program?

Teaching: the ultimate cardio.

4. Any way this qualifies me for a raise?

The side effects of teaching.

5. Date night looks so different!

And don’t forget Target shopping.

Source: @onestopteachershop

6. Wine. So much wine.

But better pay trumps the rest.

Source: @makingastatementinsped

7. My life is made up of piles.

Waaaaaay too many piles.

Source: @thecharmedteacher

8. SO much yes.

I might add wine to this list.

Source: @southern6th

9. Decisions, decisions.

There are always one million things to do at once.

Source: @teachingjoys

10. I’d like to “spark” my piles of papers.

See you later!

Source: @thrilledtobeteaching

11. Abnormal and freaky.

That’s how we roll.

Source: @erinwritersedu

12. Yes and yes!

Killin’ it.

Source: @coreinspiration

13. It’s what you’d call an intimate relationship.

They’re also like gum under students’ desks—not going anywhere. Definitely #teachertruths!

Source: @missjacobslittlelearners

14. Every. Single. Day.

When you thought it would be a simple direction.

Source: @starteachers_usa

15. Reality check.

Can I say it again for the folks in the back? Wash. Your. Hands.

Source: @mrsmunchsmunchkins

16. Maybe they cover these in grad school.

And here are the missing college courses, too.

Source: @erinwatersedu/grad school

17. Am I right?

Or ride a bicycle while it’s on fire. Take your pick.

Source: @missjacobslittlelearners/airplane

18. #Goals

Day over, feet up! Who’s with me?

Source: @topteacher

19. At least the herd-of-charging-rhinos part.

Where’s Robin Williams when I need him?

Source: @twinklscotland

20. Just doin’ a little role-play.

Also, when is recess?

Source: @fromthepond

21. It’s a daily challenge.

Parents’ job: Trust me.

Source: @seriousgiggles

22. Low supply, high demand.

Happy to see you, second semester!

Source: @teachingmore

23. SAME.

Or find my keys in my trash can.

Source: @ellateachers3rd

24. True love.


Source: @erinwatersedu/valentine

25. Come again?

There’s a little bit of holding your pee in there, too.

Source: @erinwatersedu/college

26. We’ve got the documentation to prove it.

It’s actually kind of shocking when you add it all up.

Source: @markersandminions

27. There is an eerie connection.

Full moon, full cray.

Source: @tshirts2teach

What words of wisdom would you add to our list of #TeacherTruths? Come share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.

Plus, why teachers make the worst students.

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