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Settling into the School Year – As Told By Ron Swanson

Settling into the School Year – As Told By Ron Swanson

If you’re a teacher, then you’re probably all too familiar with the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with settling back into the new school year. Luckily, there is one man who can relate to the day-to-day ups and downs that come with being the boss of the classroom: Ron Swanson. Check out 18 times Ron Swanson knew exactly how it felt to be a teacher:

1. Right before the first day when you’re thinking about how great it is to be a teacher and how your classroom is perfect and how you’re going to have the best school year ever…

2. When you’re trying to seem cool and approachable on the first day, so your students like you…

3. Then you mention one thing about your personal life and then your students ask how old you are…

4. A few weeks in, the first back-to-school cold hits because you’ve been exposed to hundreds more germs in a single week than you encountered all summer, but you keep telling yourself “it’s just allergies” and come to school anyway…

5. When a parent volunteers as Classroom helper and in return, you get a little mini break to catch up on grading papers…

6. When your students ask you why they have do what you say…

7. When you have to draw a picture on the board and must remind students that you are not an artist, and the drawing will be bad…

8. When you’ve got lunch duty and there’s one table that’s trying to start a food fight…

9. You gave everyone time for a restroom break, and now you’re about to start a lesson, then someone raises their hand to go to the bathroom…

10. When the school WiFi stops working…

11. When your students ask you to guess what they did over the weekend…

12. What you wish you could say to your students when you hear someone say “I’m telling!” from across the room…

13. When it’s Friday afternoon and you realize how much grading you have to do over the weekend…

14. When you decide to redecorate the classroom for fall over the weekend after seeing some cute ideas on Pinterest, but it turns out it’s a lot harder than you thought it would be…

15. When a student asks you a question you just finished answering…

16. ….But they still don’t get it so now you have to re-think how you’re going to teach this lesson…

17. Then you see the lightbulb go on for your students, and they start to really succeed…

18. When your students remind you why you started teaching, and why you have the best job in the world…

There’s no better feeling than being back at school. If you’re looking for a few more laughs, check out our blog where 8 Teachers share the Funniest Thing a Student Has Ever Said to Them. And don’t forget to enter our back-to-school giveaway by September 30, where we’re giving one lucky educator a $500 gift card to Target!

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McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Marketing Associate, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.

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