18 Stages of Emotions Over Schools Reopening as Explained by TikTok Teachers


18 Stages of Emotions on Reopening as Explained by TikTok Teachers

Are you confused? Are you disappointed? Are you crying in the bathtub thinking about the reopening of schools? If so, you’re not alone. TikTok teachers have perfectly explained the roller coaster of emotions that teachers have been going through this summer. There are so many unknowns about school in the fall, but we do know that the CDC guidelines will be a challenge to follow, especially with our primary age students. With the realization that the 2020-2021 school year is quickly approaching, teachers have been progressing through several stages of emotions in response to the possibility of reopening schools.

These are the 18 stages of emotions that teachers are experiencing this summer!

Stage 1: I wonder why admin is contacting teachers about reopening during the first weeks of summer?

@thenewenglanddad

Give me til August at least. ##teacherlife ##teachersoftiktok ##teacher ##tiktokteacher ##distancelearning

♬ Obsessed – Mariah Carey

Stage 2: OMG it’s already July and I haven’t started any plans for the fall.

@simplymrsg

What’s the plan?! New district, school, grade level, classroom,COVID-19 = 😅 ##teacherlife ##covid19 ##teacherproblems ##teachersbelike ##teachersoftiktok

♬ Original Sound – Unknown

Stage 3: Internally debating which model would be best in the fall.

@dustycrabtree

I’ll just do what I’m told. 🤣 ##teachersoftiktok ##teacherlife ##millenials ##distancelearning ##quarantine ##covid19

♬ original sound – warruf

Stage 4: Now, it’s mid-July and I’ve been waiting for about 84 years to receive information about reopening.

@_danigee

Drafts. ##teacher ##teacherlife ##draft ##teachersoftiktok

♬ original sound – aidetteee

Stage 5: I just read the guidelines for the fall, and I am laughing & crying at the same time.

@_ryanpm_

Show me your emoji for back to school ##teacher ##TikTokteacher ##school ##teacherlife ##wearamask

♬ Laugh Pause – crispinion

Stage 6: I can’t do this.

@indyteacher.123

how am i suppose to keep 7 yrs old 6 ft apart?! ##nervous ##school ##teachers##coronavirus

Stage 7: Confusion.

@chrisphillipsjeter

Just a typical teaching day! ##voiceeffects ##teachersoftiktok ##comdey ##over30 ##colorado ##nc ##typicalteachingday @AlexJFinley

♬ original sound – chrisphillipsjeter

Stage 8: I don’t know who/what to believe anymore.

@jkerby2913

I know nothing and we’re less than 2 months away 🙃 ##teachersoftiktok

♬ original sound – themoviemoments

Stage 9: I thought I knew what was going on…

@kindasortateacher

Sooo none of you guys know what’s going on either, right? ##teachersoftiktok ##teacherproblems ##teachers ##teacher ##teachersbelike ##blackteacher ##summer

♬ Plans in the works – austin_maguire

Stage 10: I am actually losing my mind.

@danholleman

All worth it if we get to see our kids! ##teachersoftiktok ##tiktokteacher ##teacher ##teacherlife ##edeaning ##fyp ##foryourpage

♬ Party Up (Up in Here) – Re-Recorded – DMX

Stage 11: I’m fine.

@thedogmomteacher

##teachersoftiktok ##teaching ##firstgradeteacher ##fyp ##foryoupage ##WhatIdWear

♬ original sound – thedogmomteacher

Stage 12: Also, there’s no way we will have enough cleaning supplies.

@msthirdgradeeducator

Just keeping it real! Educators know what’s up! 🤷🏽‍♀️ ##teachersoftiktok ##teachersbelike ##thirdgradeteacher ##teacherhumor ##teacherlife2020

♬ original sound – iamjamespayton

Stage 13: Creating a summer soundtrack that answers all the questions non-teachers keep asking me.

@mrthomasenglish

The Educators Soundtrack Of The Summer ##summer ##teacher ##foryoupage ##fyp ##fun ##teachersoftiktok ##dance ##music ##funny ##comedy ##coronavirus ##education

♬ When We Going Back We Do Not Know – mrthomasenglish

Stage 14: Realizing I have a ton of my own questions.

@thecrazychorusteacher

The CDC guidelines were definitely not written by teachers 😒##Coronavirus ##TeachersOfTikTok ##PublicSchoolLife ##teacher ##cdc

♬ original sound – thecrazychorusteacher

Stage 15: Remembering that White
Claws exist.

@bboylogo

##principals ##principalsoftiktok ##returntoschool ##tiktokmom ##tiktokmoms ##workingparents ##comedy ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage

♬ original sound – nickittam

Stage 16: Realizing I don’t know how to teach in person anymore anyway.

@media_mother

Just waiting for the caffeine to kick in… ##cantspeak ##backtoschool ##teachersbelike ##teachersoftiktok

♬ original sound – angelohenderson3

Stage 17: I’m scared.

@the_mrskelly

As much I miss my students and eager to meet my new ones, I’m so concerned with this growth. Should we go back?##teachersontiktok ##covid-19##covid2020

♬ DJ Yames Mashup 6 – dj_yames

Stage 18: Realizing that school will never be the same.

@_ms_frost_

School will never be the same 😭 @sophiadaskalakis ##Flashback ##mrsfrost ##teacher ##teachersoftiktok

♬ daddy issues – favsoundds

Stay tuned as this roller coaster of emotions continues throughout the 2020-2021 school year. These emotions are all valid and expected as we continue to endure the unknown. Let yourself progress through these stages & prepare to sometimes regress as well. We’re all in this together!

18 Stages of Emotions on Reopening as Explained by TikTok Teachers_teachers reopening schools

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Jenna is a 5th grade teacher in Upstate New York! She loves to cook, dance, and dance while cooking! When she's not taking care of her succulent babies, Jenna can be found grading a stack of papers with one hand and holding a chilled glass of white wine in the other.

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