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
1. The Five Biggest Reasons Why Teachers Quit the Profession
A lot of teachers are struggling to justify the ever-increasing demands of the job.
2. 10 Teacher Jobs That Will Get You Out of the Classroom but Not Out of Education
21 Jobs for Teachers Who Want To Leave the Classroom but Not Education
We’re wondering what else is out there.
3. 10 Teacher Personalities You Can Spot at Every Faculty Meeting
20 Teacher Personalities You Can Spot at Every Faculty Meeting
Our sense of humor appears to be intact, as we still get a kick out of laughing at ourselves.
4. 8 Companies That Hire Teachers During the Summer
35 Summer Jobs for Teachers, From Summer Camps to Delivery Services
Many teachers are looking for practical ways to supplement their salaries.
5. 27 Amazing Things Teacher Friends Do for One Another
One thing’s for sure: We absolutely couldn’t do our job without a supportive community.
6. 12 Ways to Know You’ve Found Your Teaching BFF
Making connections—that’s what it’s all about.
7. 16 Teachers Share the Most Outrageous Requests They’ve Received From Parents
Teachers Share the Most Outrageous Requests They’ve Received From Parents
Where else can we let off a little steam about the things that vex us?
8. Frugal Teacher Guide: Where to Buy Everything
In practical matters, teachers are always looking for ways to make the magic happen on a budget.
9. 5 Things Teachers Do Every Day That Are a Complete Waste of Time
5 Things Teachers Do Every Day That Are a Complete Waste of Time
We loved this no-nonsense advice about setting priorities.
10. 18 Brutally Honest Teacher Tweets About Betsy DeVos
Speaking of letting off steam, this article revealed some of our honest feelings about the regime change.
Best of 2017 – Teacher Videos
1. Pool Noodle Fractions
Who knew the lowly pool noodle could be such a useful classroom helper? 25 million teachers did, apparently!
2. DIY Inner Tube Chair
Teachers flipped out for this super easy, adorable, and practical flexible seating option.
3. DIY Pencil Shoes
A fashion statement like no other! This video was shared with more than 32K teachers.
4. A Teacher’s Day as Told by Babies
Okay, sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves. After all, we work in a field that has plenty of material to laugh about.
5. Pool Noodle Equations
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.