There are very few things as frustrating as being micromanaged by parents as a teacher and over the last year, I think we’ve all realized just how rough our educators have it.
@Cold_Case_Love‘s child is enrolled in online school, which means that this Twitter user can sit there and hear every. little. thing. the instructor says.
I know from personal experience how annoying it is to have to balance parental soft feelings with high expectations for a student; I’m a tutor and I’ve had this kind of thing happen to me!
The teacher replied and the mom called it “BS.”
Talk about nitpicking—she whines about not being addressed by name.
Here we go…
Were you worried there wouldn’t be a threat? There is.
Nope, she won’t let it slide. Thank god for this hero.
So now this poor teacher has to respond AGAIN to this idiot taking up her time.
Now she has to ponder. Okay, lady.
There was some support from other Twitter users, who evidently do not understand that 7-year-olds can remember things like names.
@lilinkwell wrote, “‘a name to remember’ translation: fuck around & find out HES SEVEN!!!!!! and trying to learn virtually in a pandemic, how can a teacher be so unkind? love to Elijah” And @wuintessam_ penned, “Also, I appreciate this because we can ALL remember one teacher that made us feel dumb for asking when we didn’t understand something. Which made us not wanna ask them a question again, which now causes you to fall behind bc you aren’t comprehending.”
Or this gem from @BiggDaddyPancho, who learned nothing from the last 18 months of online school: “Teacher obviously ain’t doing good anyways, she ain’t tryin make no impact. I feel like all adults know a teacher from they childhood who actually cared and put effort in DECADES LATER! If a 7 y/o ain’t remembering your name, after months, you need to do better.”
Thankfully, voices of reason also chimed in.
Aren’t we all only human?