The Secret Language of Teachers
Every profession has its insider lingo, and teachers are no exception. Below are a few expressions that commonly get tossed around in the break room.
When a school administrator spends an excessive amount of time making the morning announcements over the public-address system
A student who is consistently absent or missing from class
A child who has to stay in the same grade for another year
Another name for the cafeteria -- because that's where all the homework gets copied
A student who often winds up doing time in detention
When a parent requests a sit-down with a teacher to discuss her child's poor behavior
An after-school gathering of teachers and administrators, usually held in a place where alcohol is served
A big storm that occurs on a weekend, so no one gets a snow day
Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Parents magazine.