From teacher besties to outrageous parent requests, these trending teacher stories and videos ruled the Internet in 2017. How many have you read? Thank goodness for winter break for the chance to catch up!
Best of 2017 – Teacher Stories
A lot of teachers are struggling to justify the ever-increasing demands of the job.
We’re wondering what else is out there.
Our sense of humor appears to be intact, as we still get a kick out of laughing at ourselves.
Many teachers are looking for practical ways to supplement their salaries.
One thing’s for sure: We absolutely couldn’t do our job without a supportive community.
Making connections—that’s what it’s all about.
Where else can we let off a little steam about the things that vex us?
In practical matters, teachers are always looking for ways to make the magic happen on a budget.
We loved this no-nonsense advice about setting priorities.
Speaking of letting off steam, this article revealed some of our honest feelings about the regime change.
Best of 2017 – Teacher Videos
Who knew the lowly pool noodle could be such a useful classroom helper? 25 million teachers did, apparently!
Teachers flipped out for this super easy, adorable, and practical flexible seating option.
A fashion statement like no other! This video was shared with more than 32K teachers.
Okay, sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves. After all, we work in a field that has plenty of material to laugh about.
Again with the pool noodles! This video is only one of a myriad of creative ideas included in the original article 17 Genius Ways to Use Pool Noodles in Your Classroom.