27 Unexpected But Totally Awesome #TeacherPerks

Those moments when teaching is the best job ever.

There’s no doubt about it. Teaching can be challenging. But it also comes with some pretty wacky and wonderful upsides. Here are some of our favorite #teacherperks from Instagram.

1. When you dress up like the Queen of England.

Wacky costumes for the win.

SOURCE: sophiekrobinson

2. When someone names a crayon after you.

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This is actually the cutest.

SOURCE: calliebaer

3. When you cuddle with a baby kangaroo.

Hooray for field trips!

SOURCE: sarahei04

4. When you get 30 birthday cards.

Say it with me now…aww!

SOURCE: ms.scott_artroom

5. When you wear a crown like the queen that you are.

You’re 100 days smarter! Yay!

SOURCE: jessicafoerst_

 

6. When you have an excuse to buy ALL the office supplies.

Laura admits she has a problem. “At least these are all from Dollar Tree,” she writes.

SOURCE: laurajanebarber

7. When you wear a zebra onesie…to work.

Seriously, can’t EVERY Friday be onesie day?

SOURCE: binsandlabels

8. When someone hands you these beauties during recess.

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Nothing beats a dandelion crown.

SOURCE: captainmonotone

 

9. When these show up on your desk.

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Drool.

SOURCE: jennymedlin

 

10. When you get one of these.

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This teacher writes, “One of my students left this on my desk at the end of the day. She also left a tiny Mason jar filled with various little hearts she made out of different pieces of paper.” 💖💖

SOURCE: smplexistencey

 

11. When you write on bananas.

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Love these motivational messages for Girls on the Run.

SOURCE: run.lindsey.run

 

12. When summer is around the corner.

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It is. It really is!

SOURCE: georgiegrandfield 

 

13. When you get a snow day.

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Work it, girl.

SOURCE: missyogateacher 

 

14. When you invent a board game.

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AND it’s Harry Potter related.

SOURCE: sophiekrobinson 

 

15. When you have Scholastic Bonus Points to spend.

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They’re even better when you find something awesome to buy for the class.

SOURCE: shebalina

 

16. When students give YOU a reward for a change.

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“I was informed that they usually save that for the person who was good ALL day … I nearly cried.”

SOURCE: alexisss06

 

17. When mornings are magical.

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“Most days I complain about school starting so early. Today was not one of those days. Took my freshman photo class out to shoot in the morning light and had awesome results.”

SOURCE: thesteele

 

18. When one of your students is a barber and gives you a lunchtime cut.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BP5_OxsDfIi/?tagged=teacherperks

What? Can this happen at my school?!

SOURCE: williebooster

 

19. When a kid draws this cow.

Best. Cow. Ever.

SOURCE: lewis_john09

 

20. When a student’s grandma knits you mittens.

HEDGEHOG mittens.

SOURCE: darth_milla

 

21. When you receive an unexpected proposal…with this awesome ring.

Spoiler alert: She had to say no.

SOURCE: hannahntvdd

 

22. When your lamination game is on point.

You can almost smell that hot plastic.

SOURCE: ms.siebert

 

23. When a student becomes an Eagle Scout.

PRIDE.

SOURCE: stephenhines67

 

24. When you have to bring home a friend for the weekend.

It’s for science, people.

SOURCE: christyoncloud9

 

25. When everyone’s hands go up.

Nothing better.

SOURCE: school_papr

 

26. When someone draws your portrait.

That one’s a framer.

SOURCE: auburn_alsatian

 

27. When grades are (finally) turned in.

It’s happy hour o’clock.

SOURCE: ms._kk

Posted by Stacy Tornio

Stacy Tornio is a senior editor with WeAreTeachers. Nearly everyone in her family is a teacher. So she decided to be rebellious and write about teachers instead.

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