Confessions

Do you have funny or inspiring classroom stories? We want to hear them!

Whether your day was filled with uplifting stories, funny moments, or frustrations from the classroom, this is the only place to share it with millions of other educators in the same shoes as you, without being judged or criticized! 

FAQs

Yes, it’s anonymous!

#10046

Proud Teacher Moment!!!
Another teacher approached me today and asked if I had taught my class first aid. After I said yes, she told me how a little girl in my class put her mum into the recovery position, called an ambulance and managed to keep her siblings calm when she had a seizure in the holidays. Words cannot describe the swell of emotions when that sunk in. Maybe I am doing okay by them after all ☺️

Hug Hug
1
Hug
You've got this You've got this
1
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
0
hilarious

#10045

Today was gorgeous so I took my fifteen minute reading group outside to enjoy the weather. We got to the spot outside my window and one of my students jumps up shouting that there is a baby bunny. After backing all my students up, I see that it is a neat of about six baby bunnies. One of the boys decides to chase the scared baby away from the nest. I get him removed from the immediate area. As we are going inside, he runs up and touches the baby bunny. I am more than upset because they are clearly still dependent upon their mother and she will most likely neglect this baby because he made contact. School finishes up for the day and when I look outside my window I see him and his brother kicking and stomping on the baby bunny nest and individual bunnies. As I shouted out of my window, I could see that they were laughing. I went to discuss this with my principal who couldn’t make any comment past “they come from a family of hunters.” No discipline will occur for these students who murdered innocent infants. Never have I ever wanted to resign more than today. FYI- they are in eighth grade. An age where if they don’t have empathy now, they never will.

Hug Hug
2
Hug
You've got this You've got this
1
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
0
hilarious

#10028

Literally told a student today he was going to be the death of me. He said he would attend my funeral🤨 how kind! 🙄

Hug Hug
3
Hug
You've got this You've got this
8
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
12
hilarious

#10027

Our principal emailed my English department with next year’s schedule. It was disheartening to see I was the only one out of five not given an AP class—something I’ve really wanted to try and have told her about before. It’s my 7th year teaching, and I’ve been given the 9-10 regular English since I began. This same principal also essentially blamed me for the low test scores in English on the state test for last years 9th compared to their 8th grade scores. That would be because they’re two completely different tests and the majority told me they didn’t even try because they didn’t care about it. When I tried to open up to her about my anxiety disorder later in the year, her reply was, “We all have bad days and can’t just check out.”

Sure-because that’s how a diagnosed anxiety order that is triggered by stress and results in crippling panic attacks works.

Hug Hug
30
Hug
You've got this You've got this
6
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
0
hilarious

#10015

I work in the ASD cluster at my school and as I was giving out snack and juice the other day to a little girl she looked at me and said, “I no want CRAPPLEJUICE” I almost fell over laughing and will forever call Apple juice “CRAPPLEJUICE”!!

Hug Hug
3
Hug
You've got this You've got this
1
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
27
hilarious

#10013

I am dealing with HR AGAIN this year because of a parent complaint. This instantly looks bad for me as an educator. However, I have 19 years of teaching experience where I have had no parent complaint that had me sitting at home on paid administrative leave. What are the complaints? The first, “You compared my student to poop.” No, I absolutely did not. The second was a case of mistaken identity at recess duty where I asked the wrong foursome of students to sit out their recess. This was later resolved by the students’ classroom teacher who had the time, that I didn’t, to get to the bottom of the mistaken identity. However, one of those students went home and told a tale to their parent who wrote a 10 paragraph email lambasting me and my professional character. The parents go to HR and I am sent home while the situation is “investigated”. In my two decade long career I have seen the respect for teachers dissolve. There are always good kids, and supportive parents. However, there are so many kids with whom you can’t say anything to in terms of corrective language for a poor choice without that child running home to complain to their parent, who then comes at you with guns blazing….or worse, don’t even come to you, but will go straight to HR. Schools are a microcosm of society…..it’s not looking good, people.

Hug Hug
9
Hug
You've got this You've got this
18
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
0
hilarious

#10005

I am so mentally and physically exhausted and burned out right now. One more day until April vacation, and then the dreaded state testing! I’d love for the scores to plummet just to see everybody lose their shit, but then again, they’d be up my ass about it even more than this year. If that’s possible. Sometimes I hate my job.

Hug Hug
14
Hug
You've got this You've got this
17
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
6
hilarious

#10006

Nothing in SPED makes sense. SPED kids can interact with GenEd kids but GenEd kids can’t interact with SPED locations and kids??????????? WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG????? Arn’t we suppose to “include” SPED kids with their GenEd peers and vice versa???????????? I am sick of this crap. My admin tells me one thing yet district promotes another idea. I am honestly sick of my Admin and their bull crap. They don’t care and they don’t want whats best for the kids. Sick of it yo just sick of it.

Hug Hug
9
Hug
You've got this You've got this
19
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
2
hilarious

#10000

A student asked me are you wearing makeup. I said yes. Then she said do you put makeup in your hair too? I never laughed so hard

Hug Hug
4
Hug
You've got this You've got this
0
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
24
hilarious

#10003

A few years ago I go to the hair dresser for a cut. A few minutes into the cut I see the hairdressers expression change. As the hair falls onto the cover on my lap I see movement as little creepy crawlies jumping to freedom on the way to a new home. I can’t look the hair dresser in the eye the whole cut. I alternate between crying in shame and seething at the parents of the child who has giving nits for the third time this month as I wash my hair.

Hug Hug
22
Hug
You've got this You've got this
10
You've got this
hilarious hilarious
3
hilarious

Choose A Format
Article
Share your amazing stories, tips, opinions, and other stuff that matters.
Video
Upload your funny, inspiring, DIY, or informative video(s) for the world to see!
Personality quiz
Leave the serious quizzes at school, these are strictly fun! You make the questions and pre-define the results.
Trivia quiz
Time to test your friends' knowledge! You choose the subject and have fun seeing who scores the highest!
Poll
Pose any question to millions of educators by creating your own polls/surveys, whether for research, for fun, or for the sake of curiosity!
List
Make your own classic internet listicle using photos, gifs, and/or videos (i.e. '9 Things/Reasons/Times/Ways...', 'Teacher Life: As Told By...', etc.)
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Photo
Share your classroom decor, costumes, funny classroom antics, silly grading moments, or other teacher life shenanigans!