The best and worst parts of being a teacher, in GIFs

Being a teacher is easily one of the most amazing but exhausting professions of all time. Taking care of kids is tough work; but contributing to their education and growth is even tougher. Of course, it’s a very rewarding career that’s absolutely essential to maintaining a functioning society of educated humans. Nonetheless, it does come with quite a few major pros and cons — and in TV Land’s new series Teachers, we finally get to see all the ups and downs of daily life at a school from the teachers’ perspective. The show is all kinds of amazing, and a total must-watch. The incredible comediennes of The Katydids bring a hilarious new light to what happens when you work at an elementary school.

Here are just a few of the best and worst parts of being a teacher, as illustrated by the ladies of Teachers — and for more, tune in to TV Land on Wednesdays at 10:30pm.

Getting to have winter/summer/spring breaks


Having to field friend requests from all your students on Facebook


Being surrounded by awesome kids all day


Dealing with the troublemakers


Eyeing up the cute, single parents during teacher conferences


Having to talk to parents about their child’s behavior


Getting a free glamour shot once a year on picture day


Having to delete all photographic evidence of you from the Internet


Helping a student finally understand a concept or lesson


Having to keep your emotions in check when you’re frustrated or angry


But of course, the absolute best part of being a teacher is making a difference in a student’s life


Teachers airs Wednesday nights at 10:30pm on TV Land.