It’s true! Teachers love coffee. There are so many reasons why! It’s a warm cup of coffee that keeps your hands warm for those early morning duty shifts. It is soothing to a strained voice from speaking just a little too loudly at those precious students. That travel mug gives you something to squeeze when your hands need to be occupied. It offers comfort without speaking a word.
We love research-based practices!
Everything that teachers do should be research based, right? Did you know a study discovered that teachers, journalists, police officers, and plumbers drink more coffee than any other profession averaging between four and five cups a day? Teachers drink as much or more coffee than other professions! Wow! (So glad I’m not alone)
Procrastination or Procaffeinated?
As Lorelai says, “I’m not avoiding anything. I’m going to find coffee.” Teachers are constantly working hours upon hours at school and at home. Procrastination is certainly normal for many teachers who haul a bag full home each evening, but the caffeine is also necessary for those late nights or early mornings.
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Coffee and a Stack of Papers
Please tell me that I’m not alone! I simply like to sip on a warm cup of coffee, in my PJs, on the couch, and grading papers or reading. It relaxes me! Plus, if you accidentally spill your coffee on the papers, the grading is completed for you. (#joking)
Social Drinking Games
Who needs alcohol! Never let a friend drink coffee alone! I can’t think of a single time when someone announced there was coffee in the workroom and we all stood there looking at one another. Heck no! We all left the classrooms and darted straight towards that bad boy! (Don’t worry, we buddied up so someone was there to watch the classrooms. #neverunattended #responsibleteacherhere)
You need more positivity in your life!
How many times at a faculty meeting has an administrator told the staff to stay focused on the positive? Focus on the growth or keep in mind the positive outcomes of implementing this strategy. Coffee is no different. I’m not going to grow any taller anytime soon, so I’m not worried about my growth being stunted. However, those antioxidants, reduced chances of dementia and depression, and quickened reflexes pretty much makes me proudly wear my “I love coffee” t-shirts.
So no matter your latte, frappe, or coffee, know that you aren’t alone! There are millions of other teachers cheering you on as you take that delightful sip of joe. We are in this profession together and our common love of the coffee bean unites us as one! Sip on my friends, sip on!