10 things only primary school teachers will understand

1. Needing copious amounts of coffee/tea to make it through the day

 Top tip: don’t speak to me until I’m on my third cup.

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2. The difficulty of holding in laughter when a student says something absolutely hilarious, but completely inappropriate

Honestly, one of the toughest parts of the job

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3. The fear you experience when there’s a bug going around…

Two words: HAND SANITIZER!


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4. Getting really emotional when a student starts to understand the topic they’ve been struggling with

There’s no feeling like it!

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5. Worrying about a student finding your social media profiles

Make everything private, then check it 5 times.


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6. Not knowing what to say when a pupil asks you a question you don’t know the answer to

We’re only human!!

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7. The worry of running into students outside of school, and always running into them in the worst possible places

Shopping for underwear? Buying a few too many bottles of wine in the supermarket? Yep, they’ll be there.

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8. Trying to explain to your friends why you’re too busy to be social in the evenings

‘But you finish at 3pm?!’ – No, I definitely don’t.

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9. The fear when all your students are giggling and you don’t know why.. 

Is there something on my face?

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10. And finally, when non-teachers say you have an easy job…

HA! 

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