You Know You’re a Teacher If You Can Pass This Quiz

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Can we guess if you’re a first-year teacher, a veteran or not in the teaching game at all? Take this fun quiz and find out!

  1. 1 What does IEP stand for?

    1. Interim Exit Plan
    2. Internal Example Policy
    3. Individualized Education Program
    4. I Eat Pancakes

    IEP - An Individualized Education Program is a plan made for children eligible to receive special education.

  2. 2 Which of the following is true about most teachers during summer?

    1. They do absolutely nothing from the last day of school until the first day of the new school year.
    2. Many of them work other jobs or teach summer school during the break, while lesson planning for the next year and going in to school weeks before school starts to decorate and prepare.
    3. They get paid 12 months of salary to do 10 months of work, plus a 2 month vacation in summer.
    4. Most teachers travel all summer with their end of the year bonus checks they get from their principal.

    Contrary to popular belief, teachers' 10 months of paychecks are spread out over 12 months, so they don't make enough to have the pleasure of lounging on exotic islands all summer sipping mojitos!

  3. 3 Which of the following is not true about a day in the life of a teacher:

    1. They get unannounced observations by admin to evaluate their performance.
    2. They can go to the bathroom whenever they want.
    3. Standardized testing takes up a lot of the time they could be teaching students.
    4. Teachers very rarely leave at the same time as students at the end of the day.

    Bladders of steel!

  4. 4 Which of the following would you not find in/on most teachers' desks?

    1. Candy
    2. Advil
    3. Hand sanitizer
    4. A hot cup of coffee

    If you found a full cup of coffee, it's surely ice cold after sitting there for hours, forgotten, lost under a pile of papers, or abandoned after some student sneezed in it!

  5. 5 True or false? Good teachers never have to repeat the instructions.

    1. True
    2. False

    When pigs fly! I don't care how "good" of a teacher you are!

  6. 6 Which of the following has nothing to do with teaching?

    1. PD
    2. PTM
    3. ELL
    4. NYSE

    NYSE = New York Stock Exchange — A place where people take jobs for the money — the opposite of teaching.

  7. 7 Which of the following happens most during a typical day of school?

    1. The principal commending teachers for their hard work.
    2. Students asking to go to the bathroom.
    3. Teachers sitting down.
    4. Students accidentally calling you mom/dad.

    If only I had a dollar for every time students ask to go to the bathroom...

  8. 8 Which of the following aggravates teachers most?

    1. Students running.
    2. Copy machine.
    3. Laminators.
    4. Janitors.

    We love laminators and janitors. We tell kids not to run so no one gets hurt. But copy machines never cease to get on every nerve in a teacher's body!

  9. 9 What's something a teacher would say to a student asking to go to the bathroom?

    1. Ew gross. Number 1 or number 2?
    2. Not on my watch. You can hold it until the end of the day.
    3. Sure, if you leave your cell phone on my desk.
    4. Yeah, go ahead take your time, we'll wait until you get back to continue the lesson!

    Works every time!

You Know You're a Teacher If You Can Pass This Quiz

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