It’s not that people haven’t always appreciated teachers, it’s just that sometimes parents forget just how much they love teachers until things like holiday breaks or summer vacation (or forced homeschooling) roll around to remind them.
Of what? Mostly that, no matter how much they love their kids, spending 24/7 with them AND trying to learn and convey new math is just not viable for a happy family.
These 18 parents are realizing the truth all over again – teachers are actually the best.
18. The last one is a rule in our house, too.
Observations 2.5 hours into homeschooling 4 kids
-teachers need to make more than professional athletes, CEO’s, and all of Hollywood combined
-homeschooling will NOT be on our future plan after this is over
-never too early for a drink
— Christina Marleau (@c_marleau) March 17, 2020
17. $100k should really be an average, honestly.
a bunch of the “Teachers Dont Deserve $100K A Year” crowd who gotta stay home with their kids now and homeschool them are figuring out that teaching one or two kids is hard enough let alone 28 of them lol
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) March 16, 2020
16. This is all gonna be fine.
[day 1 of covid homeschooling]
me: alright, it says we have to do some-
8yo: *bursts into tears*
— Indy 🧞♂️ (@IndecisiveJones) March 16, 2020
15. The Great Parental Reckoning is taking place.
Parents finding out them teachers ain’t lying on them kids 💀
— Casey A. (@MindofCAP) March 16, 2020
14. Was that a timely app release or what?
Thank you for the online preschool learning resources but I am going to let Disney Plus take it from here.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) March 16, 2020
13. Even Shonda Rhimes can’t do what they do.
Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 16, 2020
[home schooling, day 1]
Me: I know this is hard.
Me: I know it’s frustrating.
Me: But we’ll get through it.
Me: Now explain this math to me just once more, I’m very close to understanding it.
— The Untastic Mr. Fitz (@UnFitz) March 16, 2020
11. Most of us newbies should be putting “homeschooling” in quotes.
At the end of the first day of my kids being out of school after our attempts at “homeschooling”… my conclusion… teachers are superheroes. The end.
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) March 17, 2020
10. Real talk from someone who has been there.
seeing a lot of tweets about how folks are newly appreciating teachers w/kids at home and well…I really hope you mean it. when I was a teacher never did I work so hard, stretch so much intellectually, emotionally, and physically. and never was I so regularly disrespected.
— wikipedia brown, socially distant OG (@eveewing) March 17, 2020
9. In the grand tradition of our own parents.
Me: *explains math problem*
Tween: I don’t understand.
Me: *explains the exact same way except more aggravated*
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) March 16, 2020
8. How about some money? Everyone loves money.
I wonder how many parents homes schooling today still think teaching is an easy profession and teachers are overpaid? Keeping in mind teachers have 30 kids per class.
Teachers may be getting some sweet notes or treats or maybe even some apologies in a few weeks. 😃
— 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 (@DrBradJohnson) March 17, 2020
7. That escalated quickly.
No school, Day 1
7:15am: we have puzzles, activity books, stickers… we’ll get through this!
8:03am: *googles boarding schools with no coronavirus*
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) March 16, 2020
6. I hope teachers are home having a beverage whenever they’d like.
Seeing parents on Facebook complain about their kids, and somewhere the teachers are like, "I told you so!" pic.twitter.com/BKprjuVdTg
— Angie Thomas (@angiecthomas) March 17, 2020
5. It’s nice to know you didn’t miss your calling, though.
I’ve homeschooled my kids for 1 day and I’ve already learned so much, like their teachers need a huge raise and also I should never ever be a teacher.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) March 16, 2020
4. Sooooo how about we pay them more?
This pandemic has already revealed that:
– schools are so much more than just schools.
– many people now realize how tough it is to be a teacher and that teachers are grossly underpaid.
– teachers are irreplaceable and essential to learning and education. #homeschooling
— Nicholas Ferroni (@NicholasFerroni) March 17, 2020
3. I’m not sure Elsa and Anna are the best teachers, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Here is my toddler homeschooling schedule. Any questions?
10-12pm: frozen 2
— Swishergirl (@Swishergirl24) March 16, 2020
2. These are applicable subjects!
Our homeschooling curriculum includes: Honors Laundry and AP Vaccumming.
— The Next Martha (@TheNextMartha) March 16, 2020
1. The world would be a lot different if they were.
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS SHOULD BE IN THE 1% https://t.co/Qe8wDeYnyG
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) March 16, 2020
All of my teacher friends work so hard and they care so much – they deserve to be patted on the back (and paid far more!) every day of the year.
Are you a teacher? Are you now a homeschool teacher?
What makes you appreciate the people who teach your kids more than ever?