Teaching inspiration can come from the most unexpected (and awesome) places. In honor of May 4th, we pulled together all the moments when teaching is like Star Wars. So the next time you have a tough day—or week—of teaching, know that there are fellow Star Wars nerds relating from all over the galaxy. And teachers, may the force be with you!

1. How you want to react when you’re gifted ANOTHER mug …

Luke Skywalker throwing lightsaber

 

2. When the bell rings but your students are still being loud …

Star Wars Teaching party over now

 

3. When you realize how soon your grades are due …

panicked screeching

 

4. When a student says they “tried” to do their homework, but they didn’t know how …

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5. Every time you sit down for a faculty meeting  …

Star Wars are we really doing this?

 

6. When someone asks “Do you really need more coffee today?”

Star Wars more!!!

 

7. When you look back on an incredibly trying week …

Yoda saying "The greatest teacher, failure is."

 

8. When a student uses your first name …

 

9. When a student finally gets it and is SO excited!

10. When a student finds a typo in your handout …

 

11. When you’re always up for the impossible …

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12. Your reaction when you catch a reluctant reader with their new favorite book  …

 

13. When you ask, “Why didn’t you do the homework?” …

 

14. When you spend an entire day in professional development …

15. When you want to teach your students a lesson on peer pressure …

teachers may the fourth star wars meme

 

16. Your students’ reaction when you tell them an assignment is optional …

17. When that one smart student really tries to prove a point …

 

18. When your students show up to class without a pencil …

"Ready are you? What know you of ready?"

 

19. Your students’ reactions when you assign their project partners for them …

 

20. When a student questions your teaching …

"I find your lack of faith disturbing."

21. When your student teacher finally gets their own classroom …

You have learned much, young one.

 

22. When you have to dig deep during fourth quarter …

23. That time your top student doesn’t do their homework …

24. All of us as soon as we get home on Friday …

Did we miss any moments when teaching is like Star Wars? Come and share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE groupon Facebook.

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