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

Stacy Tornio

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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