Emojis represent a wide, complex range of emotions, much like the range of emotions found on your teaching journey. One minute you get a visit from a dyslexic former student telling you he just got his Ivy League acceptance letter, the next you sit through a meeting that leaves you wanting to stab plastic sporks into your eyeballs.
Luckily for us, we have emojis to help us identify, process and express our emotional situations no matter where we find ourselves on the great roller coaster of teaching. Here are just a few.
|Oh, sweet letter/drawing/fingerpainting from student! TEACHING FOREVER!|
|2||DONUTS IN THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE!|
|3||Responded to the Action Required email immediately instead of procrastinating!|
|4||Microsoft Word Document Recovery, I love you.|
|5||The first year of teaching.|
|6||Burned tongue on microwaved lunch again.|
|8||Farted in an empty classroom just before coworker entered|
|9||Struggling kid just made huge breakthrough! #allthejoy|
|11||Ahhh, diligent, cooperative, on-task children!|
|13||Eleven out of 35 students turned in homework. Eleven.|
|14||Looked at credit card statement during back-to-school.|
|16||Fell out of rolling chair in front of class. Again.|
|17||School choir sings touching song at concert. Total goner.|
|18||School AC goes out in June. Too crazy to be mad.|
|19||Active monitoring during standardized testing=water boarding.|
|20||Someone informs you halfway through your Thursday that it’s actually Wednesday.|
|21||Forgot hat for outside duty in January.|
|22||Vending machine ate Diet Coke money.|
|23||Thinking about problematic education policies for too long.|
|25||Returned to a perfect report from the substitute.|
|26||Weeknights at 7:40 during DEVOLSON.|
|27||Former student comes back to visit and is 3 feet taller.|
|28||ROACH. IN. KEURIG.|
|29||Scary email! Help. Mommy.|
|30||One too many education buzzwords used indiscriminately/incorrectly during a meeting.|
|31||A non-teacher says to you, “Summers off? You have it so easy!”|
|32||Student ends up loving unit she originally told you she hated.|
|33||“What grade can I make on this and still pass?”|
Thoughts, teachers? What do emojis really mean to you? Come and share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.
Plus, we decode the lies the teacher emoji tells the world.