A Day In The Life of a Teacher

Well hello there.

It's been a bit and I could go on and on about being 'busy' but really that's boring. Because frankly my dear, life has been pretty darn boring lately. Chaotic but nothing all that blog worthy. Or perhaps its that life has been so busy that boring doesn't rank high enough to open up this blog and put down my mess of babbles for the world to read.

Over the summer I did a little blog post on a day in the life of a teacher during the summer so I thought I would turn it around for what life looks for a teacher during the school year. Scratch that, the first three months of a school year. 

Monday - Friday:

5:00-5:30 the alarm goes off...let's be real there are at least four alarms and the mister generally is ready to smother me.

5:00-7:00 I attempt to pull myself together which consists of: shower, blow dry, warm lemon water, blog reading, spark, make up/hair and the deep venture into my closet to put together the perfect outfit. And then a few dozen selfies that go to die on my phone. Make my morning smoothie, pack my lunch and become the pack mule and haul it all out to the car to deal with traffic. 

7:00-7:30 Is the three mile drive to work, some days it will take ten or so minutes and other days I get stuck behind a bus that loads nearly fifty elementary students across the street and I want to pull my hairs out one by one.

7:30-7:45 I unpack my bags, set up my powerpoint slides for my day and get everything ready for the day. I try to squeeze in a restroom break considering those are pretty much like golden tickets that aren't given out nearly enough this semester.

7:45-8:03 Morning duty. This morning it literally consisted of watching six grade girls twerk on the football field...or drop it like its hot but not sure that's a real dance move. Stopping a boy from squeezing his water bottle on people like he was jerking off and then stopping a boy from corn dogging other boys. So loads of fun!

8:03-1:50 I teach 180 students in Web Design, Career Tech and Robotics in six different classes with preps that never are back to back.

I do get a nice little 20 minute lunch around 12 but for the most part I just enjoy using the bathroom...food is so last year.

1:50-2:42 We have my designated PLC time basically a time for staff to be trained on various amazing and informative topics such as epipens, seizures and fire safety. Basically a time for me to sign my life away for any and every major event that could possible happen in my classroom. I am totally prepared for any and everything...your glorified boys scout essentially minus the really cool patches.

2:42-3:34 I get to plan lessons, grades, answer parent emails, meet with my mentee, plan PBIS stuff, plan SEL stuff and every other admin thing that could possible come up...conquering the world one email at a time.

3:34-3:45 Afternoon duty...aka...the one and only time I look at my phone all day.

3:45-4:30 Catch up on all that stuff I didn't accomplish in the lovely 48 minutes I am provided...or sit there in a motionless coma thinking I am conquering things but really I am asleep. Tuesdays I stay until 5:30 with Robotics club and every Thursdays we have staff meetings until 5:30.

4:30-6:00 Home. Complete whatever workout the Blogilates app tells me to...the best 99 cents I have ever paid for a gym membership.

6:00-8:00 Cook dinner. Shower. Take care of whatever household items that warrant my attention, you know to keep the house from caving in around us.

8:00-10:00 Watch a few shows with the mister and then I crash.

Sleep. And then repeat to make a difference the next day...or survive. Potato Potato.

Hence why I have been a little MIA lately. Not that I am complaining I have a job that most days I enjoy but there is something about this schedule that makes me feel like I am basically in the weeds for the majority of the day. 

Does this mean that I am back, maybe. Does this mean that I will start posting regularly again, probably not. So what does this mean...I have missed this little space and of course all of you so I want to try and carve out a little more time for blogging as the semester finally starts to even out. 

But honestly I wouldn't hold your breath...


  1. This was both so true and so hilarious at the same time - I know this routine oh so well.
    Life of a teacher :-)

  2. Wow! I thought my MS teacher schedule was bad, but I'll never complain again after reading about your typical day! That's a long day. I work 8:30-4:00, with students 8:15-3:50, minus 30 mins for lunch and a one hour planning. I teach level 1 and 2 reading, 56 students total. I have media center duty one week every 4 weeks for 20 mins in the a.m. I have one big bad class of 16, but two small class of 5 and 6.

  3. Weekly staff meetings until 5:30 is cruel and unusual punishment! We complain about ours that only last until 4:!5 because our neighboring districts get late-start once a week to fit it into their existing schedules! I think you deserve a vacation!!