The Life of a Teacher: As Told By The Office


if the office were teachers

If Dunder Mifflin were a school and everyone working inside were teachers, it would look a little something like this. Get ready to laugh out loud.

1. When you’re having a rough day and students keep interrupting your lesson with the pencil sharpener…

2. When you see students and their parents in public during school breaks…

3. When you ask your students to sit nicely on the floor for morning circle…

4. When one of your students tells the rest of the class the quiet down so you don’t have to…

5. When a student starts telling you a story about video games and you pretend you have any idea what they’re talking about…

6. When you see a fellow teacher lay down the law on a disruptive student in the classroom across the hall…

7. When the presenter of the staff meeting is reading from the PowerPoint slides…

8. When admin keeps adding more students to your class list throughout the year…

9. When you get your paycheck and pay all of your bills…

10. When a student tells you that you’re their favorite teacher after you’ve had a rough day…

11. When you leave the school building on Friday for a 3-day weekend…

12. When you made it through the school year only to find out your most challenging student has 2 younger siblings…

13. When you’re excited the school year is almost over, but get emotional about all the progress your students have made since September…

14. When you’re in a parent-teacher conference and the parents tell you that their child NEVER does that at home…

15. When the staff meeting is about to end and someone asks a question…

16. When you’re leaving school for the weekend and admin approaches you in the parking lot…

17. When you ask the class an important question, and only one person raises their hand and asks to go to the bathroom…

18. When the copier jams while you’re using it and you don’t have time to fix it…

19. When it’s Tuesday morning and you look in the mirror and try to motivate yourself to get through the school day…

20. When you’re trying to keep everything together and just make it to spring break…

21. When you ask a student to help you with something and they ask you why…

22. When it’s Monday morning and your students are already getting on your nerves…

23. When it’s the first day of summer break and you think about all the parents with their kids for the next couple of months…

24. When you get a stress pimple and every student asks what happened to your face…

25. When a student is rude, disrespectful, and disruptive in your class all the time, no matter how many breaks you give them…

26. When a new teacher comes to you asking for some advice…

27. When you’re administering a test but try to catch up on some grading at the same time…

28. When you’re being observed by admin and your students start acting up…

29. When you walk past another classroom and see one of your colleagues finally losing his shit…

30. When that student who has been struggling all year finally understands a difficult concept…

31. When a student says something inappropriate but it’s hilarious and you can’t hold yourself back from laughing…

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