You Might Be a Teacher If …

A teacher humour blog post focusing on a list of "success criteria" for teachers to reference if they need to make sure they are a teacher from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

After finishing a week of student-led conferences (parent-teacher interviews), I realized that many teachers might be feeling the same way as me. I put together a little list of “success criteria” for you to reference if you need to make sure you are really a teacher.

Criteria # 1 – You might be a teacher if your PVR/TIVO has more shows on it that you could possibly watch in one or two sittings (this is only page one of many).

Criteria # 2

You might not leave your items in their proper location. Who needs a jewelry box when the kitchen counter is much more convenient?

Criteria # 3

You leave piles of marking around your house: on the breakfast counter, the kitchen table, the coffee table.

Criteria # 4

You have piles of unopened books and magazines waiting for a long weekend or holiday break to be read.

Criteria # 5

You leave your lunch box, school bag and other bags on the first surface you meet when you get home.

Criteria # 6

You take photos with your phone of things you need to purchase …. for your classroom.

Criteria # 7 – You have been guilty of using your teacher voice outside of the classroom. My husband has been known to say to me “Don’t use your teacher voice on me.”

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  • Katie Lisen
    November 24, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I always leave items in the wrong spot! The bad thing for me is that when I am at home my 2 year old twins aren't quite as adept at finding where I left them as my 2nd graders are!!!

  • sandra11
    November 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Too funny! I can relate with everyone of those!!!

  • Veronica
    November 24, 2013 at 3:23 am

    This is so me through and through. Live your teaching book bag! Mine is dying and I may need to replace. Where is your's from?

  • Heather W
    November 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Yep! You should turn this into a linky party! I have nearly identical pictures, and I'm sure I could find even more things to link up (the stack of papers to grade, the home "stash" of supplies to take to school – just in case, the box of goodies for co-workers who do nice things to randomly thank them, the little trinkets to give out to students, and the list goes on…)

  • Creative in Middle School
    November 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm


    Thanks for posting- this is so me! I'd also like to add that all my co-workers and I agree we have become addicted to reality t.v. for the "brain-break" factor!

  • Md. Jakaria
    December 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Dog Breeds

    As well humorous! I could associate with everybody of these!!

  • Monica Dunbar
    October 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    This is awesome! Great collection of teacher-isms!!!


  • Lauralee Moss
    March 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

    This is hilarious! I thought the jewelry thing was just me. The second I come in the house, I start taking it off.

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