Thursday, October 18, 2018

Teacher's twitter blows up because of how she GRADES papers!



Ok, it could be because I'm super into MEMES, but that's not the only reason... 

MEME: a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

So this high school English teacher in Chicago recently posted THIS πŸ‘‡on her twitter page (πŸ‘ˆ click on the link to see for yourself) and people are going NUTZZZ!

As of this posting...more than 150k people around the world have liked her tweet and that number is growing by the second! (I'm pretty sure she'll be popping up on ELLEN sometime soon!)

Instead of using good ol' RED INK to mark up papers the old-fashioned way, she got creative and started using "MEME STICKERS" instead!

I mean, it's so simple, yet so brilliant! (by the way, she designed these herself and printed them at home, so easy! See the bottom of this post for more on this!)

Her students LOVE IT! And so do I!

Here's why:
1. As I've already mentioned...I love MEMES...they are so juvenile, yet they pack such a punch of meaning in such a little snippet of media!
2. These meme stickers show that this teacher is "on trend" or as us "40-somethings" might say...she's "with the times"
3. She's obviously got a GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR πŸ˜‚
4. And as silly as it might seem, these stickers send an important message to her students: they show them that their teacher is SUPER RELATABLE and APPROACHABLE!

And in the end, isn't that what kids really want? 

A teacher who they CONNECT with and who shows interest in what's important to them?! 

If you think about it, it's truly what we all feel connected.


What's something a teacher did in your classroom that still sticks with you today?

Or if you are a teacher...What's something EXTRA you do in the classroom that kids really connect with? (By the way, thank you for all you do!)

I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

p.s. If you drop your email address where it says "SIGN UP FOR FREEBIES"  in the upper right hand corner of my blog I WILL SEND YOU your very own MEME STICKERS - you can print them at home or at work!

Here are the printable stickers from AMAZON πŸ‘‡

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