During my first year of teaching, we had to send a hard copy of our homeroom attendance to the office before a certain time to ensure attendance bulletins were accurate. I would forget to send my attendance by the deadline, on average, twice a week. I spent many a’day apologizing to our superhero secretaries; “I’m sooooo sorry I forgot again!” came out of my mouth on a pretty regular basis.
Today, teachers are more likely to be heard saying stuff like, “Well, happy birthday to your cat!” or “Can you please mute your mic?”
Even though the the job has changed significantly, some things remain the same. Like the relief that washes over a teacher when THAT student is absent.
For other constants of the job, click HERE to read my recent Bored Teachers piece, “22 Things All Teachers Say Within the First 20 Minutes of School.” And hey Dad, if you’re reading this on your new iPhone (he finally upgraded from that flip phone, you guys!)–I AM VERY IMPRESSED!!! #TechnoTom