From 1989 to 1998, the hit comedy show Seinfeld aired on NBC for nine seasons. The acclaimed “show about nothing” is about all the things that people go through on a day to day basis. The show portrayed relatable issues with relationships, friends, family members, and even the workplace. Here is a hilarious compilation of teacher moments as told by Seinfeld. Giddy up!
1. What we look like after a long weekend of grading and watching Netflix:
Sometimes after a busy weekend of grading, we don’t realize how much we let ourselves go.
2. When you really have to pee but don’t have time during the day:
George Constanza is all of us when we are distressed at school.
3. When the thermostat is broken in your classroom:
This is a constant problem in my current classroom. Sometimes my students bring in winter coats, scarves, and blankets to stay warm when the thermostat is acting up.
4. Trying to calm yourself down after a long day:
5. Trying to calm yourself down after a long day... but then reality sits in:
6. On a day when I didn’t have to send any students to the office:
When classroom management goes as planned, it's necessary to rejoice!
7. Attempting to walk in the hallway:
Kramer in the subway during rush hour is exactly how it feels when we walk in the hallway at school. We are surrounded by a loud, chaotic herd of young people who are in perpetual motion.
8. When you are proud of your new lesson plan:
Working on a lesson plan when the creative edge comes in feels like winning the lottery.
9. Answering the question, “What do you plan to do during vacation?”
10. When students are telling stories in the attempt to get the class off topic:
Students will do and say anything to distract us to take away class time.
11. When asked about how MAPS testing went during the first semester:
Testing doesn’t always go as planned. At least there is time to prepare for next semester.
12. Collecting the receipts for the classroom purchases you made:
We need to save all the receipts for tax purposes!
13. Surviving recess duty in Wisconsin:
Notice that I used the word “surviving” and not “enjoying”. Just the preparation alone putting on snow gear is a time consuming and exhausting process.
14. Passing the music room on the first day of middle school band rehearsal:
There is nothing more cringe-worthy than the sounds that are produced on that first day of middle school band. The transformation from the first day of rehearsal to the Christmas concert is beyond miraculous.
15. When you get home at the end of the day and your family asks how you are doing:
16. When the school librarian gets savage:
Never mess with the books in the library. The librarian will hunt you down.
17. When you discover that a student plagiarized:
Despite the known consequences and numerous reminders, there is always that one essay that seems too good to be true.
18. When a student says that you are his favorite teacher:
19. When you realize how many germs are in your classroom:
GET THE SANITIZER NOW!
20. When the Language Arts teacher is upset:
Never mess with the Language Arts teacher.
21. When someone asks, “Would you ever want to be a principal?”
No. Nunca. Never.
22. The day after you grade the tests that none of your students studied for:
And still, they always seem surprised about the results.
23. Trying to act cool among the high school kids:
24. My response when a student asks, “Can I go to my locker?”
Calm down, Billy. The bell rings in five minutes. You can wait until then.
25. When they ask for extra credit on the last day of the semester:
Sorry dude, I guess you just have to study for your final exams.
26) First-time substitute teaching for gym class:
So many injuries occur during gym class. Teaching gym is not as easy as it seems!
27) When you discover how big your class size will be next year:
This was my reaction at the beginning of this school year. The class size numbers were rising so much that they kept bringing new furniture in my classroom. We eventually ran out of desks.
28) When students threaten that they are going to complain to their parents about you:
Students will say anything to get out of following directions. Luckily, I have heard all of the excuses before so I stay firm and unimpressed.
29. Celebrating the end of the school year with your co-workers:
Congratulations! You made it through another school year!
This article was written by Corrie Christiaansen. Corrie is a theology teacher in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. She is currently on medical leave but she is looking forward to recovery soon so she can focus on being a positive role model for young people. Follow her on social media: @Corrie137.
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