10 Things Teachers Say Versus What They Really Mean

 

1. T.G.I.F!

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What they really mean – “Oh God, I still have so much work to do by Monday.”

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2. This homework is so creative.

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What they really mean – I’ve heard this same idea for the past five years.

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3. I’m excited to meet your families at Parents Evening tonight.

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What they really mean – I have to think of some new ways of saying ‘loud’ and ‘annoying’.

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4. Let’s watch an educational film.

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What they really mean – I honestly cannot handle speaking today.

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5. I’m feeling a little under the weather.

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What they really mean – I was up all night taking care of my family, running errands, doing chores, and marking homework. What is sleep?

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6. Your child has quite a sense of humour.

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What they really mean – They constantly interrupt my class with their jokes.

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7. Your grades don’t define you.

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What they really mean – You’re not the brightest but that’s OK, you have a great personality.

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8. Sure I’ll come in this weekend and re-organise the classrooms.

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What they really mean – I hate everything and everyone.

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9. I’m really organised.

 

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What they really mean – I used to be organised … then school started.

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10. I’d never choose another career over teaching.

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What they really mean – No seriously, no one would put up with the low wage, long hours, and troublesome kids, if they didn’t love their job. I’ll always love teaching.

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