Teachers are tired of the buzzwords that keep popping up. Distance learning, asynchronous/synchronous work, and hub should be on teachers’ list of the most used terms in 2020-2021. If teachers could wave a magic wand, those phrases would disappear like paper across the classroom. Teachers work and will be replaced by them.
1. There will be no more changes this year. ”
Teachers are accustomed to weekly changes. They just get into the rhythm (or not) and another change is thrown at them. It would be easy if the rest of the year didn’t change.
2. “I just got a raise…and it’s big!” »
Contrary to popular belief, not all teachers receive a stipend each year, and when they do, it usually does not cover the increased cost of living. The unexpected increase could cover the cost of school supplies that teachers buy out of their pocket. This can at least cover the expense of increasing the consumption of coffee (or another beverage of your choice) that many teachers rely on to get through the year.
3. “The Minister of Education decided to ban work on weekends.”
While this can be stressful for many workaholics teachers, it may just give them the permission they need to take time for themselves to recharge their batteries.
4. “Summer vacation is extended by one month … and it is paid!”
The teachers are tired. Incidentally, the district not only banned working on weekends, but also working from home during these long vacations.
5. “We have decided to reduce the size of the class. »
It is followed by “We hope that the class will not be much more than 20 students.”
6. “State tests have been canceled this year.”
Let’s face it. The results will not be valid. Students who take exams at home will get help from parents, Google answers, or just give up. Students who take the test in school will be frustrated by the learning loss that occurred this year. Let’s take the money that will be saved on state exams and put it to better use…as extra support for students who haven’t done well in distance education.
7. “You can finally hit the target point, punch or kiss your students!”
The teachers are loving and caring about people. It has been very difficult for many not to be able to welcome students into their classroom with morning rituals that involve physical contact. Others suffered from not being able to hug the little ones when they were injured or had a bad day. Once teachers are given the green light, it will look like an airport gate!
And you? Do you have any other sentences?