5 October 2018 is World Teachers’ Day, a day which draws attention to all the hard work teachers do across the world.
For many of us our teachers may have seemed like figures of authority with no personality, no understanding and a love for giving out. But all this time Irish teachers have been writing their secrets on the anonymous app Whisper – and what we discover is a few dark stories which prove teachers aren’t just people, they’re amazing people!
1. They deal with everything
Kids can be quite a handful, and teachers must have seen it all – as this story proves:
2. They see all the tantrums
Some kids have trouble learning how to control their anger – like this kid:
3. They have bad days too
Some people spent most of their childhood dreaming about life without school – it seems the teachers have plans too!
4. …even if that might backfire!
Have you ever tried to take a day off for a hangover? It can’t go any worse than this:
5. They have to stand in front of the class
Nobody liked having to stand in front of the class – but it’s sweet to know not all the teachers do either:
6. They are worse than the kids
There is a bad apple in every bunch, and far from being figures of authority, it seems some teachers have a darker side:
7. …much worse
Teachers have their own hobbies and interests, you know.
8. They have to deal with being spotted
Is there anything more awkward than seeing your teacher in town?
9. They know how to use their spare time
Turns out all that marking might not be as bad as they said.
10. They know how to make us sweat
Those terrifying patterns on a multiple-choice exam. Who knew there was a mastermind behind them?!
11. They make the best wing-mates
We thought sitting boy-girl, boy-girl was a punishment. Turns out there’s method in that madness:
12. They have some unusual punishments
There was always that teacher who’d see you do something wrong, and turn a blind eye to it:
13. They are fighting the system
It’s no secret that the teaching industry is full of problems, but it’s good to see that teachers are fighting the system as best they can:
14. They will take a bullet for anyone
There’s no karma in teaching.
15. It is the most rewarding career
Who wouldn’t be won over by this?
16. We never forget them
No matter how much older we get, we never forget a good teacher.
Who knew that the humble Irish teacher could be hiding so many secrets? World Teachers’ Day sounds like a good day to thank them for all that they’ve done – and for all they’ve put up with!