The most popular TV shows across decades often show high schoolers navigating the drama of their school environment. We see stories of young love, betrayal, and awkwardness of puberty, familial struggles, and identity forming all take place in the hallways and classrooms of a school. But what many media depictions gloss over is the immense amount of drama going on with teachers.
While the teachers might not be experiencing their first heartbreak, or finding out how drugs make you feel for the first time, what they lack in newness they more than make up for in life experience and high stakes. Teachers, like students, often have peers they can't stand, complicated home dynamics that spill into the school hallways, and secrets they'd rather keep under lock and key.
However, for the sake of order and professional boundaries, teachers often have to keep any drama concealed from the students. So in a popular Reddit thread, teachers shared the behind-the-scenes drama they had to keep from students, and it's a good reminder that everyone is going through something.