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Jane Morris, Queen of Commiseration

Jane Morris is the pen name of an ex-teacher who would really like to tell you more about herself but is worried awful administrators will come after her for spilling their dirty little secrets. Jane has taught English for over 15 years in a major American city. She received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from a well-known university and her M.A. in Writing and Literature from an even fancier (and more expensive) university. As a professional queen of commiseration turned published author, Jane’s foremost passion in life is to make people laugh through the tears.

She has written several highly acclaimed books unpacking the reality of teaching and life inside the school system. You can view her full library of works here.





Ahh, funny yearbook quotes and all the stupid crap kids say. If ever there was a rite of passage to graduating the high school experience, this is it! Many high schools give graduating seniors the opportunity to choose a quote to have printed underneath their yearbook photo. And to nobody’s surprise, many seniors use this …

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After running the Teacher Misery social media account for over ten years, I’ve become a bit of a receptacle for outrageous stories. Some of them are heartbreaking and tragic… Many are wild and hard to believe… But my favorite ones are just downright hilarious! Of course, the hilarious stories tend to have a hint of …

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Allow me to take you on a journey back in time to before the rise of mobile phones in classrooms. Call this a whimsical misadventure to see why phones should NOT be allowed in schools. When I first started teaching in 2007, most kids did not have a smartphone. We also did not have Smartboards …

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Health and sex educators around the U.S. shared some very amusing beliefs their students had at the beginning of their sexual health courses. Thank goodness they were actually enrolled in these classes because if this is the kind of thing kids believe (that Mountain Dew is effective birth control), we as a species are doomed. 

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Teacher burnout is REAL, and if you’re not careful, the symptoms are coming for YOU. The World Health Organization classifies burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” – a legitimate occupational hazard that organizations need to address. While not classified as a medical condition, it can easily lead to serious health problems, both mental and physical. Burnout …

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I recently received a message from a bullied teacher that stuck with me. It said, “When we came back to the classroom after the pandemic, I was really struggling with suicidal ideation. I finally talked to my principal about it, and she warned me that they would post my teaching job as a vacancy before …

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Students throw out all kinds of excuses for not getting their homework done! From believable excuses to the tried and true classic “my dog ate it”, teachers hear a lot of excuses every damn day. It doesn’t help that by now, the behavioral expectations for students have become so loose that students can pretty much …

Read More about The 100 FUNNIEST Excuses For Not Doing Homework, Courtesy of My Students