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Can anyone provide encouragement for me to keep teaching? It's my third year of teaching and I'm to the point that I'm not sure I want to keep teaching, or even could if I wanted to. How do you wind down after those really bad days at school?

Apr 25, 2017 12:31am

  • English Language Arts
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  • Behavior / Celebrating Teachers / Class Culture / New Teachers
  • Teacher Collaboration


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    • Apr 26, 2017 10:32pm

      I wind down by taking a true break after school and doing anything that ISN'T related to teaching :-) Snack, take a walk, watch a funny show, read, etc. Whatever it is that works for you. That being said, third year is typically when you start to feel you are in your groove. I don't know if you've spent all 3 years in the same place, so maybe that's part of the issue b/c moving around can be really unsettling. Are you in the right school and grade level for you? There are lots of educational opportunities out there (and liking what you do and where can often mean a salary decrease is worth it... just keep that in mind). And next year is always another year! :-)