Monday, September 28, 2015

10 Hashtags Only a Teacher Would Understand

1.  #lunchbathroomphonecall #notallthree #hardchoices

I try, I really do. Most lunches are a frantic rush to throw a Lean Cuisine in the microwave, rush to the restroom, grab my lunch from the microwave, return a call at my desk, and scarf down my lunch which is hot like molten lava in some spots and and frozen solid in others. 

2. #bladderofsteel

Wait, there are jobs that you can go to the restroom whenever you need to? I hold it everyday from morning meeting until lunch. That is my superpower.


The other day I found myself saying, “We don’t chew on tissues out of the trash can.” 

4. #theteacherlook

We have all perfected it and are not afraid to use it!

5. #Iknowifyoureallyhavetogotothebathroom #mysuperpower

We can all spot a faker a mile away. That is right students, we know if you really have to go. Somehow teachers just know.

6. #rockingmymacaroniandyarnnecklace

That moment at the grocery store when you realize you are still wearing the macaroni and yarn necklace proudly made by a student.

7. #whyyesthatispukeonmyshoes

Many of us had been there when a student does not quite make it to the bathroom. One year, when there was particularly violent stomach flu going around I considered buying Crocs or some kind of plastic shoes and painting a target on them. So. Much. Puke.

8. #dryerasefromfingertipstoelbow 

Can’t stop the momentum to find the eraser. The struggle is real.

9. #ifyoucanreadthisbuyateacheramargarita

If you can read this, thank a teacher.  Better yet, buy her a margarita! 

10. #wouldnotdoanythingelse #IneverknewIwouldlovethemsomuch #eachonelivesinmyheart

Just like the old Peace Corps commercials used to say, this is the toughest job you will ever love. I go home exhausted at the end of the day, but my heart is full. All of my students live in a special place in my heart!

Do you have a hashtag only a teacher would understand? If so, please leave it in a comment below!


  1. #teacherfriendsarethebest! This is hilarious! Thanks for the laughter.

  2. Robin that is pure genius! I LOVE it!

  3. This is so true! You rock Elaine Baker!

  4. A booger in this book! Ha! That is a good one Andrea!