Everyone agrees that teaching kids over Zoom isn’t ideal, but we’ve all – teachers, students, parents, administrators – done our best to adapt.
Teachers, especially, have worked to give kids grace as everyone adapts to this new way of being or doing, which is good, since no one probably thought we’d be doing it quite so long.
There are plenty of downsides, but if there’s an upside, it’s that kids are hilarious, and they keep us on our toes – a fact these 12 comments totally prove!
12. Sometimes you’ve just gotta know.
But I mean, come on. Everyone likes grilled cheese.
A 17 year old junior asked me if I like grilled cheese today after explaining an assignment on the immune system. ?
— Dayna Doskocil (@DaynaJD) January 13, 2021
11. Kid was really dealing with some stuff that day.
The first hangnail is quite the learning experience.
One of my 1st graders asked "have you ever had a hangnail? "
— Onnie Norman (@MsNorman4) January 13, 2021
10. Teachers can learn things, too.
Especially the important stuff, like superheroes.
Im ?? My daughters teacher asks her via Zoom if she wears a mask.
My daughter goes yes I have a Wonder Woman one from the Justice League.
Then proceeds to ask her teacher if she’s heard of the Justice League & gives her a quick lesson ??
— Aleana #TEAMGODZILLA (@Cosmic_Oracle) August 13, 2020
9. No, even though he could ha–
You know what? That’s a whole other discussion.
I spent several days going over the American Revolution for a middle schooler to interrupt the review the day before the test with “Washington was the one who ended slavery, right?” pic.twitter.com/o8w1Xwxokx
— Mrs. Syd (@ragin_creole) January 13, 2021
8. You have to know when they need a break.
Now more than ever.
This is how high school is too. in person and remote.
"We will be analyzing this poem looking for x. Any questions?"
"What does your wife do for a living?"
It is endearing how hard they want to be allowed to be distracted… sometimes I play into it because why not
— Tankie (Mother Fucking) Talk (@Oldmantankie) January 13, 2021
7. You can teach them life lessons, too.
Unless you don’t know how to cook.
My afternoon zoom calls are all interrupted by kids asking me cooking questions ?
“Miss… do you know how much water to put with a cup of rice?”
There’s a joke in here somewhere about them gambling by asking a white lady such a question ?
— Sheeny (@90GayFiances) December 10, 2020
6. That’s what she’s been thinking about all this time.
We all get distracted, right?
It doesn’t stop when it comes to secondary school kids.
In fact, I remember being in an observation and when I asked if anyone had any questions (obvious it was a observation) a girl asks “have you had your hair dyed and cut or just cut?” ?
— Han, Solo (@hscptcrash) January 13, 2021
5. It’s all over now.
Just go get the dog.
— paige ? (@paigedaha) January 14, 2021
4. She did say they were done with their work.
What was she expecting?
*gone through all work needed to in zoom lesson*
teacher: we’ve still got 15 minutes guys ask me questions
us: “have you got tik tok”
“are you doing Adams Instagram class later?”
“can we meet your dog?”
— Caitlin (@caitlinmorann_) March 25, 2020
3. I don’t know how the kinder teachers do it.
Those are just babies. They don’t know!
My daughter’s class is all 4-5 year olds. It routinely goes:
“Does anyone have any questions? …. yes, Imogen?”
“My tooth is loose”
“Ok thank you for sharing that, that is what we call a statement, not a question, thank you!”
— Dr. Melissa Marie (allegedly) (@MissaMHx) January 13, 2021
2. What a time to unmute yourself, kid.
Now we all get to find out together.
In today’s life of kindergarten zoom a kid unmuted theirselves for “questions” and said “ I have a cat named bender….I don’t know if he’s going to throw up on my bed or not.”
— Joie (@joiealise) December 2, 2020
1. Just try to follow the train of thought.
You can’t. It’s a trick question.
The kids are the things that are driving us crazy, but also keeping us sane at the same time, don’t you think?
If you’re a teacher, please add your story in the comments!