From: We Are Teachers Blog – April 2020
Sadly, the recent COVID-19 Crisis closed all schools early. But all is not lost. Enjoy the humor and fond memories, resulting when the We Are Teachers blog asked, “What’s the one thing you miss about school that you thought you’d NEVER miss?”
We miss our classroom routines and prep.
“Morning duty when I would get a chance to visit with former students and actually I really miss seeing them interact with each other. They would have their inside jokes, stories they shared, and I even miss their roasting each other for fun.” —Meg A. via Facebook
“The routine. Preparing for distance learning and all it entails in special education (services, confidentiality, how to do IEP meetings, etc.) has been so overwhelming!” —Sarah C. via Facebook
“Putting on real/professional clothes.” —Veronica M. via Facebook
“The before school ‘quiet before the storm’ time. 😔” —@morgan_s_goodman via Instagram
Arriving way earlier to class to prepare everything for the day. That meant I had to wake up even earlier, but I miss those quiet moments of preparation before the schools day officially started.
— 1st Grade Teacher (@Willing2inspire) April 2, 2020
Greeting the kids at the door and those first few minutes of class.
— missjtothek … staysixfeetaway (@MissJtotheK) April 2, 2020
The sound of the bell ringing. It meant I had a schedule!
— Kerry Graham (@mskerrygraham) April 2, 2020
The wandering student popping in during prep time ❤️
— Mrs. DuBois (@FCS_MrsDuBois) April 2, 2020
We miss all the teachable moments with our students
“What I miss that I didn’t think I’d miss is that constant struggle to keep them focused, keep them on task. I think what is so hard about this is when things are uncertain or upsetting, kids really need that reliable structure they get in the classroom, and that is the very thing that is gone now.” —Donna M. via Facebook
“The life lessons I get to instill in the midst of handing out a consequence to a student as a High School VP. It’s essential teaching students the 3 C’s: Compassion, Communication, Consequence.” —@vp_jbrown via Instagram
When my students try to get me off topic. Those moments are when content takes a back seat to personality, rapport and the realization that my kids won’t remember most of what I teach them years from now, but they’ll remember if I invested in their personal journey to adulthood.
— Mr. Sullivan (@MrSullivanRHS) April 2, 2020
In the MIDDLE of a lesson! And yes, I answer it. And yes, it may side track me for 10 minutes!
— Scott Wenmoth (@EdwardsPhysEd) April 3, 2020
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