With the classroom as your muse, and the whiteboard as your parchment, could you pen the perfect love letter?
Love it or hate it, the most romantic day of the year is upon us again – and teachers have been getting into the spirit with some rather inventive edu-themed chat-up lines.
Inspired by history teacher and Tes columnist Tom Rogers, hundreds of people have been tweeting with the hashtag #eduvalentineslines.
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Mr Rogers tweeted last night: "Valentines tomorrow. Competition time – best edu themed chat up lines please.
"I’ll start: 1. You remind me of an OFSTED report ... outstanding in every category. 2. Our love is as deep as an OFSTED dive. I could go on."
Among the romantics sharing their heartfelt messages have been quite a few familiar names, including Ofsted's deputy director of research and evaluation Daniel Muijs – who attempted to make cognitive load theory sound romantic, author Lucy Rycroft-Smith, and Tes' own Sarah Cunnane.
We've compiled some of our favourite suggestions below...
You first entered my sensory perception— Daniel Muijs (@ProfDanielMuijs) February 13, 2020
When I saw you walk past Ofsted Towers' reception
Your beauty so great, your words were so bold,
You almost exploded my cognitive load.
And now we're together it's easy to see,
Our love's fully held in long-term memory.#eduvalentineslines
Roses are red— Ashley Booth (@MrBoothY6) February 13, 2020
Violets are blue
I'd cover your PPA
And let you borrow my glue#EduValentinesLines
I’ve got the intent. You’ve got the implementation. Let’s make lots of impact.— stephen (@sputniksteve) February 13, 2020
Roses are red, violets are blue, let me be a kinaesthetic learner with you 🥰 #Eduvalentineslines— Aarron Ike (@XxDemosthenesxX) February 13, 2020
Hey baby. You're like marking. I'm gonna pop you on the table and do you all night long.— Father Reading and T (@FatherReading) February 13, 2020
You’d break my heart so badly, I’d have to put a wet paper towel on it #eduvalentineslines— Sophie Bartlett (@_MissieBee) February 13, 2020
Hey boy, are you Ofsted? Because you were all over me for two days and I haven’t heard from you in several years...but if you call, I’ll drop everything for you #eduvalentineslines https://t.co/L9YsiAvFrS— Sarah Cunnane (@Sarah_Cunnane) February 13, 2020
Are you free for a date at 4.30pm as I’ll be asleep by 6? #eduvalentineslines— Alfred Bache (@mr_alfredb) February 13, 2020
You are hotter than the bottom of my laptop after a report writing session...#eduvalentineslines— Miss Cleveland 📖 (@MissNCleveland) February 13, 2020
I'm not being obtuse, but you really are acute girl. #eduvalentineslines— @SATs_Test_Chen (@SATsTestChen) February 13, 2020
You infatuate me with your every movement— Daniel Muijs (@ProfDanielMuijs) February 13, 2020
Your cultural capital requires no improvement
Meeting you, girl, was my best ever luck.
Thanks to your love I am no longer stuck.
This Valentine’s Day I’ll say “I love you” twenty times to show how much I care...and also because you only remember 5% of what you hear. #eduvalentineslines— Andy (@MrTickers) February 13, 2020
Every second— Ashley Booth (@MrBoothY6) February 13, 2020
That you're not with me
Is your time you're wasting not mine #EduValentinesLines
May I compare thee to a summers holiday?#eduvalentineslines— Chris White (@onechriswhite) February 13, 2020
Dual Code me like one of your french girls. #eduvalentineslines— Neil Almond 🙋🏼♂️ (@Mr_AlmondED) February 13, 2020
I didn’t observe your lesson today and yet I’m still planning on giving you a lengthy debriefing later #eduvalentineslines— Lucy 🏳️🌈 (@honeypisquared) February 13, 2020