While many parts of the country are already on summer vacation, there are still lots of us who have to teach up until the very end of June. And if you thought teaching right before Memorial Day was rough, I’ll let you in on a little secret: Almost no one wants to be in a school in June. Not the teachers, not the kids. We’re all done. Below, TikTok teachers sum up what it’s like to teach in June.
You need all of your strength …
Into the thick of it, indeed.
Your teacher lunches have gotten a little … sad …
guess this is what I get for eating cold spaghettios out of the can #teacher #isitsummeryet #teachinginjune
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Cold SpaghettiOs? On your shirt? OK, sure.
Your students show up whenever they want …
Teaching Seniors in June be like 😂 senioritis in full effect #senioritis #fyp #teachertok #seniors2022
First bell? What’s a first bell?
It feels like you will just keep on lesson-planning, forever and ever …
We’re almost there
What do you mean we have to do stuff tomorrow too?
You’re not above a candy bribe …
Not pictured: being asked 1000x if we have to do real work still. #teachinginjune #tiktokteacher #teachertired #countdowntosummer #summerbreak
Not in June, anyway.
Your standards have gotten a little lax …
Teaching in June be like that! #teachersoftiktok #veteranteacher #fourthgrade #genxteacher #herewegoagain
Debating Taki flavors counts as science, right? Right.
You require all the caffeine …
I survive with coffee #starbucks #teachingsummerschool #summercamp
Literally, all of it.
The distractions are real …
Giving announcements in June to 9th graders🥰 #teachersoftiktok #teachag
Be prepared to repeat the instructions many, many times.
You hand over some of the less critical tasks …
Teaching in September vs teaching in June. #teachersoftiktok #teachers #endoftheyear #maestra #fyp
My students legit love answering the phone though.
You break out all your trusty teacher one-liners …
( @myteacherface <—- my nerves 😂) #myteacherface #teachersoftiktok #tiktokteacher #teachersoftiktok #teachersbelike #teachingontiktok
Why are you crouching on the table, hidden dragon?
By now, you’re ready for an unexpected observation …
Teaching in June be like #teachertok #teachersoftiktok #teachersontiktok #teachersbelike #teacherprob #teacherprobs #fyp #fypシ #teachertiktok #teacherlife #teachers
You might have to rapidly switch up your activity, but you’re ready.
We’re curious—if you’re still teaching in June, what’s it been like for you? Please share in the comments.
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