Teaching is a demanding job that requires infinite patience, the ability to think on your feet, and a willingness to switch up your methods when needed. This workload is already stressful enough in "regular" times, but as we reach the year anniversary of a world in lockdown, teachers continue to face new unprecedented struggles.
For some, teaching has been moved entirely onto Zoom, where technical difficulties and camera mishaps can interrupt regular lesson plans. Other teachers have been forced to return to the physical classroom with face masks and new protocols in tact, creating an entire new paradigm for classroom engagement.
While the circumstances around these changes are tragic, plenty of teachers have kept their sense of humor in the workplace, often documenting their brain slips and "off days." Here are just a handful of posts from teachers who made entertaining mistakes on the job both before and during the pandemic.