Teachers Are Sharing Photos of When They Were Students & BRB, Crying

#onceastudentnowateacher

#OnceaStudentNowaTeacher - The Trend That's Taking Over Instagram

Once a student, now a teacher. This beautiful message and related hashtag (#onceastudentnowateacher) have been filling up our Instagram and Twitter feeds and we can’t get enough. Educators are sharing their best throwback school photos (laser background, anyone?), paired with photos of themselves today as leaders of the classroom.

It’s a journey to which any teacher can relate—so many of us fell in love with school as kids and never looked back. Here are some of our favorite #onceastudentnowateacher photos blowing up the Internet.

From boarding the bus to bringing the bus decor

 

Fourth grade Halloween costume to fourth grade teacher

 

She’s still got the same sweet smile

 

Destined to be a teacher

 

Once she graduated from kindergarten, now she teaches it

 

12 versus 43

Me at 12 and 43. #OnceAStudentNowATeacher #QatArtsEd

A post shared by Paul Fairbrother (@pjf_art) on

 

Total, complete 100% cuteness

#onceastudentnowateacher

A post shared by Ms. Costilla (@thetinymaestra) on

 

Still rocking fun collared shirts after all these years

 

Has she aged a day?

I been waiting to do this one! #OnceAStudentNowATeacher

A post shared by The Teacher With the Fro (@theteacherwiththefro) on

 

Remember being the calendar helper?

 

Same pose, years apart

 

Still in love with reading after all these years

 

Now a teacher and a mom

 

Totally in love with this little bunny

 

Teacher twins! I can’t handle it!!

 

Turtleneck love!

90s curls > today's curls Jumping on the bandwagon 😁#onceastudentnowateacher

A post shared by Angela Schmidt (@gelabean_01) on

 

 

More turtlenecks… 💗

 

You can feel this gal’s confidence from a mile away

 

He might be the class clown, still

 

What a sweet evolution

 

Middle school can be a rocky road but this teacher nailed it

 

Hard-core in love with both of her shirts

 

Paint splatters! Did anyone else’s mom make them take this picture?

#onceastudentnowateacher

A post shared by Heather Garcia (@heathergarcia1123) on

 

“I never thought I would be a teacher…” 😭

 

There are those lasers we were talking about

 

“I am all I ever wanted to be.” May we all be so lucky!

 

Darling no matter the age

 

Yessss to these double portraits from the 80s and 90s

 

Still the same!

 

Now she’s got the keys to the school

 

More lasers and the best-ever haircut!

 

Is that the same shirt?!

 

Have you participated in the #onceastudentnowateacher trend?

Hannah Hudson

Posted by Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at hannah@weareteachers.com.