10 Realities of Teaching They Don’t Tell You About in College

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Yes, we learned everything there is to know about lesson planning, childhood development, pedagogical content knowledge, and all that good stuff. But wouldn’t it be nice if there was a college course on the brutally honest truths of being a teacher?

(*Please note: This is a satirical post. We all chose teaching because we love what we do, and know that the more exhausted we are, the more we know we are truly making a difference!)

1. Pointless staff meetings (that could be simple emails!)kim lahiri "what a waste of my time" gif

2. Complaining parents

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3. The downfall of our social lives

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4. Constant whining & crying students

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5. All the germs, vomiting, disgusting bathrooms & nose-picking

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6. Being permanently exhausted

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7. Not having enough money at the end of every month

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8. The endless amount of testing & data (leaving us barely enough time to actually TEACH)

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9. Extreme bladder control

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10. Never being able to sit = sore feet EVERY DAY

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