This year, we’ve all adjusted our teaching routines many times. And with those changes in plans has come a whole new vocabulary. Here are the things Zoom teachers say every day, without fail.

1. “Mute button please…please mute. Don’t forget to mute!”

Gif of a man yelling "quiet!" -- things zoom teachers say

Yeah, this one is pretty much the “Bueller?” of teaching in 2020.

2. “I’m waiting for Anna to unmute. Anna, do you need help unmuting? Click the microphone button, Anna.”

Gif of a man checking his watch.

And with muting comes unmuting. Always a wait. Always a struggle. 

3. “We’ll meet back here in five minutes. That’s 9:20. Please be back at 9:20. Here, I’ll set 35 timers to remind you.”

Gif of an alarm clock beeping the word "LATE!" -- things zoom teachers say

Hey, whatever works, right?

4. “Okay, now that we’ve all said hello to Jose’s puppy, it’s time to get back to multiplication.”

Gif of a puppy being playful.

To be fair, the puppies are the best part of Zoom teaching.

5. “Please pull down your shirt/put on pants/tell your dad to put on pants.”

Gif of a woman saying "Ok, so what can we do then? Cause I don’t want to see that!"

We’re all for a relaxed dress code during virtual learning, but no underwear please.

6. “The assignment is in Seesaw/Google Classroom/wherever else I’ve been posting assignments all year but get asked about every day.”

Gif of a woman praying and sayin "#god give me the patience"

The assignment is always in Seesaw.

7. “Hmm, I guess my class roster has a Frankenstein and a Taylor Swift now.”

Gif of Taylor Swift saying "Oh, hey!" -- things zoom teachers say

Oh, the joys of changing your name on Zoom.

8. “Please don’t lick the screen.”

Gif of a goat licking his lips quickly.

Okay, if you teach big kids you might not have to say this. But you can feel the kinder teacher pain.

9. “I’m sure that bird/baby brother/video game is interesting, but can I please have your attention?”

Gif of a man putting down someone's book and saying "look at me"

Virtual classroom distractions are like regular classroom distractions amped up to eleven.

10. “I can’t wait until we’re all back together again, either.”

Gif of a cartoon bunny saying "I miss your face" -- things zoom teachers say

We’ll miss teaching in our pajamas, but we can’t wait to go back to school. Hopefully soon.

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