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10 More Teacher Memes to Describe the Final Days of School

A couple of years ago, the Advancement Courses team put together 10 teacher memes that chronicle those feelings that arise when students are about to exit the classroom at the end of the spring semester. Ever since then, our educator community has returned to that list in droves once May rolls around.

Given everything that’s happened since the ancient days of 2019, we figure it’s time for an update. Without further ado, we hope you enjoy 10 more memes to describe the final days of school.

One Week Before the Start of Summer Vacation

The Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex lived 83 million years apart. That’s a cool science fact, but it’s a fraction of time compared to what this glacially slow week feels like.

Preparing for the Summer Netflix Binge 

What’s that show called? Weirder Items?

The Day You Prepare the Year-End Student Data Report

Ugh, perhaps there are some new achievement gaps, or you fell short of some of your goals. Maybe this report influences the amount of funding your school receives in the next year. Or, you know, a lot of the time, there’s improvement in student performance. No matter the outcome, we know how it feels to complete that beast of a report.

The Moment You Set Your Email to Auto-Reply

Those messages serve as the gatekeeper between pesky correspondence and time away from constant communication. When the email door shuts, it’s time for television, porch sitting, and lo and behold, books you read for fun. And that joy happens in a mouse-click jiffy.

When a Parent Contacts You to Discuss Their Kid’s Final Grades

Remember when you sent progress reports? Remember when you offered to have a sit-down discussion? Remember when you gave their kid constant reminders to complete and turn in their work? Remember doing all that before the start of summer vacation?

The Beginning of January Versus the End of May

Time slows down in the spring semester. Those few months move like frozen molasses. The students feel that sluggish pace, and so do you. And by the way, why does every Tuesday feel like Thursday?

Daydreaming About Travel

Imagine being outside the classroom AND your house. Now, that’s a concept.

A Student and Their Family Sees You at Chili’s…Nursing a Bathtub-Sized Margarita

That salt-rimmed, lime-forward drink goes down easy when you don’t have to worry about teaching the next morning. But when Taylor and her parents see you gulping down that goblet of feel-good liquid, that can get a little awkward. After all, teachers don’t even drink caffeine. 😉

When a Parent Thanks You for All You’ve Done

Sometimes, parents are partners. That’s the way it should be.

When a Kid Tells You How Much They’ll Miss You

This gig is tough, but you got into it for a reason. Those kids? Yeah, they’re alright sometimes.

Teacher PD That Helps You Reduce Stress

These teacher memes are painfully honest and, yes, a little sarcastic. We hope you had fun reading them. In fact, caring for yourself as an educator and individual is serious business, and you deserve more than a chuckle. Consider the following PD courses that help you implement self-care so that you can be your best self both inside and outside of the classroom:

  • Achieving a Work-Life Balance in Teaching : As with most jobs, teaching responsibilities can infiltrate your entire life if you let it. Having a work–life balance means feeling engaged, effective, and satisfied in each aspect of life. In this course, learn to be present and effective at school and beyond.
  • Stress Reduction for Better Teaching : Between lesson planning, communicating with parents, and working with colleagues, even the most practiced teacher can become overwhelmed. Explore how stress can impact your teaching and your health and how to manage your stress effectively in this course.
  • Becoming a Calm, Happy Teacher: Leave burnout, stress, and frustration behind for good. Get proven psychological tools to help you create a calmer, more balanced teaching career so you can be more present and energetic in every area of your life.
  • Self-Care Strategies for Teachers : Teaching requires you to manage others’ feelings and behaviors every day, but are you taking time to manage your own? In this course, discover strategies to invest in yourself so you can create a sustainable career in education.
  • The Growth Mindset: Fostering Resilience and a Love of Learning: Mindset is a buzzword in today’s educational landscape, but it often addresses only students’ mindsets, not educators’. Explore your internalized beliefs about learning and your students’ abilities, and learn how to structure your classroom around a culture of perseverance and opportunity.

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