21-year-old shares the weirdest things about teaching high schoolers

A 21-year-old is going viral after sharing the weirdest things about teaching kids just a few years younger than herself.

Megan Diskin is a college student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s also a student-teacher who works with high schoolers each day.

According to her, that can create a pretty weird dynamic in the classroom, as Diskin explained in a TikTok video that now has more than 110,000 views.

“What it’s like being a 21 year old student teacher to high schoolers,” she captioned her clip.


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Although she’s not the main teacher in her classroom, it seems like Diskin has encountered plenty of weird issues.

For one, her clip says that students are constantly telling her she’s “hot,” and finding her social media pages.

The 21-year-old adds that she’s “extremely uncomfortable” in class at times. She also said that the students are constantly asking if she’s “old enough” to be their teacher.

Diskin’s video drew plenty of comments on TikTok, with many users sharing similar experiences.

“Girl yes, I got hired at 20 … to each seniors,” one user wrote.

“I understand completely. I started teaching high school at 22 and this still happens. Don’t be discouraged,” another wrote.

“About to run a lab for undergraduates at 22 and I’m terrified,” another added.

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