11 annoying moments from remote learning

The move to teaching remotely hasn’t been easy for school staff, but at least it has been memorable. Here are some of your tricky moments from the front line of lockdown learning this week
16th January 2021, 8:00am
Joshua Lowe

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11 annoying moments from remote learning

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So it's back to remote learning. That means long days at the laptop, live lessons with excitable classes and, for many, a mishap or two along the way. 

Here are some of our favourite stories from school staff about their latest lockdown learning efforts:

1. DIY SOS

Fcksake, am working from home in the dining room, typing away. Husband wanders in with a drill, 3 bits of wood, nails and hammer, dumps then next to me on the table and attempts to start making a signpost.

- Hilary (@sbl365) January 12, 2021


2. School inspector spot

Think I'd rather be observed by school inspectors everyday than put up with this. pic.twitter.com/9EAdKgnSlN

- Blair Minchin (@Mr_Minchin) January 11, 2021


3. Lunchtime politics

My issue is lunchtime. On the whole my colleagues don't tend to expect me to share. pic.twitter.com/1LUMipF5Le

- Mrs Reid (@MrsReid2019) January 12, 2021


4. Children and animals

Awww! My house is chaos, dog and children all needing Mummy, as well as many technical issues online learning for myself and staff! Tricky morning but keep smiling troops! ??

- Michelle Macleod (@MichelleMacle15) January 12, 2021


5. Don't scream…

I have a little rascal in my class who whilst I am teaching will disappear off and come back wearing a scream mask. Then he just sits and waits for me to notice, and he manages to scare me every time, which all of the class find hilarious ? #remoteteaching #NQT

- Charlotte Gardo (@CharlotteGardo) January 12, 2021


6. Good neighbours...

Lmao I'm remote teaching this week which means the neighbors will deff hear my class of 4 year olds on zoom and me going "listening ears friends!!!!" every 10 minutes

- depressive demon nightmare girl (@abbiekayy) January 12, 2021


7. Siren song

In my 15 min break from remote teaching in shed, can't make a cup of tea as son doing drama school lesson in kitchen.
Today's session is "how to sound like an air raid siren", which absolutely cannot be interrupted by the sound of a kettle.

- ???? ??????? (@KeirHusband) January 8, 2021


8. Unwelcome observers

Had the worst remote teaching observation this morning

By

My husband who sat in the kitchen having his breakfast then doing paperwork whilst I was live teaching........

His comments and looks were not helpful

- Zozie?☕??? (@ZozieH) January 6, 2021


9. Parent voice

During remote learning, my son's teacher is teaching the difference between an opinion and fact. She asked if it was a fact that people have two ears. The answer was fact. I interjected, "Not if your Van Gogh." This is a true example of why all of MY teachers hated me. #SMARTASS pic.twitter.com/TyFmF4dEOL

- Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo (@jennjaypal) January 11, 2021


10. Parent voice part 2

Morning teams meeting with my class is mid way through when

Parent - Wow Mr B sure needs a hair cut doesn't he
Child - Mum he can hear you
Parent - Wait, can he really
Me - Yeah I can, you're not wrong though!

- George (@MrB_abc) January 12, 2021


11. It's not all bad...

Things that I DO like about remote teaching:

- No break duty
- The commute's a lot easier
- Getting to have lunch with my wife

- Micah King (@Mr_MDKing) January 6, 2021

If you have any funny/annoying/interesting moments from remote teaching that you'd like to share, we'd love to hear them. Just tweet @tes.

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