Teaching in 2020: As Told by Schitt’s Creek


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As if teaching wasn’t hard enough, 2020 had to throw us a curveball with Zoom meetings, technology woes, and countless screams of “Mute yourself”! Unsurprisingly, we badass teachers made it through and we came out stronger on the other side. However, the uncertainty of fall looms before us, reminding us all that this has been one doozy of a year.  Here is teaching in 2020 has been like as told by the hysterical Netflix TV show, Schitt’s Creek.

1. When you tried to have a positive attitude the first day of remote learning:

2. When May rolled around and you reflected on what you’d done in March and April…

3. When someone asked how you were coping with teaching online…

4. When you hear that you may not be back in person with your precious students in the fall…

5. When you wake up in the morning, chug your coffee, and look in the mirror before turning on your computer to start another day of remote teaching…

6. When a student has a meltdown onscreen, your Wi-Fi keeps kicking you out of Google Classroom, and your own kids are behaving like hooligans…

7. When you first read the CDC guidelines for the fall…

8. When admin is telling you their plan for next year…

9. …versus what you actually feel like screaming in that same meeting…

10. When you receive an assignment that has clearly been done by a child’s parent and everything is still incorrect…

11. When you hear that desks will need to be 6 feet apart from each other in your classroom and you try to figure out how that’s going to be mathematically possible…

12. When someone asks how you’re holding up not being able to say goodbye to your students in person…

13. When students email you (through the Internet) telling you they can’t do the assignment because their Internet is not working…

14. When your own children are bouncing off the walls while you’re trying to teach online…

15. When you can’t stop snacking because your classroom right next to your kitchen

16. When the district’s plan for reopening school on the fall hinges on students practicing proper hygiene at all times…

17. When admin tells parents that teachers will still be differentiating in class despite being required to remain 6 feet away from each other and 6 feet away from you…

18. When your students graduate but you can’t be with them to celebrate in person…

19. When you have your last Zoom meeting of the school year…

20. When you start to think about how next school year is going to be…

21. When admin asks for feedback about your online teaching experience…

22. When one of your colleagues forgets their camera is on while yelling at her own kids during a Zoom meeting…

23. Every time you made it through another week of online teaching…

24. When you thought schools would only be closed for a couple of weeks and then the rest of the year was cancelled and you found yourself trying to teach 30 kids through your computer while your own children wreaked havoc around your house…

25. When your students are playing games on their phone while pretending to pay attention to your Zoom class…

26. When you’re in the middle of a Zoom lesson and your “housemates” are making so much noise…

27. What parents thought about teaching before COVID-19…

28. What parents thought about teachers once schools closed down…

29. What you say to your WiFi router when your Internet drops for the 5th time of the day… during your class…

30. When parents tell you that you have been the best teacher for stepping up to the plate and knocking it out of the park…

Regardless of everything this year threw at us, we did it! Here’s to celebrating all of the amazing teachers who pivoted on a moment’s notice. Y’all made it through teaching in 2020, y’all are true heroes!

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Abigail Courter is a fifth year music teacher at a K-8 private school in California.  She has taught general music, band, music technology, and performing arts.

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