COVID-19 completely transformed education. Teachers had to switch online and quickly master the new medium, all this during a pandemic that only added to their workloads. Many educators have been tweeting about the hurdles and frustrations of remote teaching throughout the pandemic. With hybrid teaching now being introduced as schools gradually begin re-opening in parts of the world, teachers don’t have it any easier yet.
We’ve compiled a list of hysterical observations and rants from teachers that aptly describe the challenges of teaching in the pandemic.
It doesn't take much to be a great hybrid teacher…
Just top notch tech, perfect WiFi, multiple devices, a clone, an understanding of every online resource, unconditional administrative support, a background in theater and perfect mental health… that's it.
— Nicholas Ferroni (@NicholasFerroni) February 27, 2021
Hybrid schedule isn't really so bad, as a teacher. It's just that I never remember what "color" day it is, I don't know anyone's name, I forget who I told what, and this week was about two months long.
Other than that, it's fiiiiiiiiine.
— Ohio mom of two #BLM 🏳️🌈 (@OhioMomoftwo) September 4, 2020
Teaching hybrid is a great way to remind yourself that things can always be worse than you ever imagined.
— Bored Teachers (@Bored_Teachers) March 13, 2021
I accused my students of muting themselves during class today because I didn’t hear laughter after I made a killer joke.
That’s when a kid reminded me we’re back in the classroom and I’m actually teaching them in person.
— Dave Hambleton (@virtualham) May 3, 2021
Is 8.5 weeks left of school too soon to start a ‘____ days till summer break’ countdown on my board?
— I’m That Teacher (@That_Teachr) March 25, 2021
A student returned to in-person learning today.
I said, "Hi, nice to finally meet you in real life!"
They did not say "Hi." Instead they just said, "I thought you were fat. You look fat on Zoom."
Why are teenagers like this 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/iNm7Fxcpnb
— Scott Bayer #THEBOOKCHAT co-founder (@Lyricalswordz) April 22, 2021
I asked my students today what keeps them motivated. One of them said "spite."
— Dr. Chris Jones, disgruntled pelican (@ProfChrisMJones) February 15, 2021
Emailed a student to thank them for telling me how much they enjoyed my class this semester, which actually means a lot to hear. Thing about that is I emailed the wrong student so they wrote me back like: I DID enjoy it but I don’t think I told you that? So. That was cool.
— Matthew Burnside (@MatthewBurnsid7) May 11, 2021
So I am switching grades this next year. That means I’ll teach the some of the same students that gave me such headaches years ago. But it’s fine. I’m fine. Everything is fine.
— DrunkTeacher (@teachisdrunk) May 11, 2021
Me: good morning everyone! How are you? Yes, Maddy, your hand is raised, what’s up?
Maddy you’re muted
Ok we still can’t hear you; I think your headphones are on backwards
Maddy: —hear me now?
Me: yes, what did you want to say?
Maddy: I forgot
— semi-professional english teacher (@AlwaysGrading) October 28, 2020
Oh look someone found a video of me hybrid teaching pic.twitter.com/J5RBNZ45Fc
— Scott Bayer #THEBOOKCHAT co-founder (@Lyricalswordz) May 12, 2021
— RWimberlyBIL (@BilWimberly) May 10, 2021
My lesson plans for teaching online and in person while also meeting the social and emotional needs of students and their parents: pic.twitter.com/uXtxJ0i2Se
— TeacherGoals (@teachergoals) August 26, 2020
Those who think kids can’t write a full essay haven’t seen the subject lines of emails they send to their teachers.
— 🧠 Typical EduCelebrity 🧠 (@EduCelebrity) March 19, 2021
— Super TeachrLady (@SuperTeachrLady) February 1, 2021