Sitting in front of a screen with more 30 faces looking back at you can be an intimidating, and often exhausting experience. But leave it to teachers to make the best out of this unprecedented situation where the boundaries of home and school no longer exist. While the world around us seems to be crumbling, teachers are still trying their best to keep spirits high for their students, and when all else fails, they take to Twitter to laugh about it. Here’s hoping your students don’t come across you talking about them on a social media platform!
The best part of teaching online is you can’t hear the kids not laughing at your jokes.
— Dave Hambleton (@virtualham) March 30, 2020
just had zoom office hours and a student asked if he could have a tour of my apartment
— Amy Silverberg (@AmySilverberg) April 23, 2020
The world right now, teachers teaching online pic.twitter.com/sKzEEd8ztW
— JamawaJah?? (@JAMAWAJAH) January 19, 2021
— Teacher Problems (@HSTeachProbs) January 20, 2021
A girl logged on to the remote class meeting with her camera on, and I said, "Are you chewing gum?!" And she spit it out.
— EdFox, Secret Chimp (@edfoxcomedy) May 1, 2020
— AJE (@AJE_93_) January 20, 2021
"i can't hear you miss"
"Can't see the PowerPoint"
"It won't let me edit the document miss"
"how do i get to the file?"
"What's the code for Spiral?"
"Where's the work?"
"What are we doing?"
— Jess ??? (@MissCatnach) January 19, 2021
— Coach Solis (@ssolis3) January 15, 2021
— AstrosGirl832 (@cherrie_hanson) January 20, 2021
A student came on my Zoom to tell me a silly story and it quickly evolved into a deep conversation about many things. It’s times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have a job where I get a glimpse into the future and meet the people who are going to build it. #teacherlife
— Mr. B (@MrBPsychology) January 14, 2021
So nice having positive interactions in the community instead of negative. One parent offered to donate fishing lures. Another 3-D filament and tech expertise on #Socialstudies projects. Another permission to use their property for snow shoeing. #teachertwitter #teacherlife
— Chris Miller (@GoramTor) January 10, 2021
Dr. Jill was on the balcony and just turned to leave the fireworks early. Must have papers to grade. Sending positive vibes out to her. @FLOTUS
— GU School Of Education (@GUSchoolofEd) January 21, 2021
Wrapping up my Zoom “office hours” for the day. I had one student show up. I asked her how many teachers’ office hours she goes to and how many students attend. She replied, “I try to go to them because I just feel like teachers are lonely.”
We are. And thanks, kid.
— Dan Witte (@danwitte) April 20, 2020
My geometry students are definitely learning some things during Emergency Remote Teaching: pic.twitter.com/cG3Av5b1Qj
— Stephen Dull (@thedullguy) April 27, 2020
I’ve realised from seeing myself on the vids I send out to my class I’m a twit. Lots of unfunny jokes, goofy grins, incessant waving and talking drivel! And now all the parents see me. Rather than just hearing about a school day- they see the school day ??♀️? #teachertwitter
— Lucy Griffiths (@LucyGriff76) January 11, 2021