Writing my way through the school year!

Usually what happens on Linkedin, stays on Linkedin, but this discussion topic warranted a post.  A teacher started a discussion regarding 50+ educators and survival tips. Many, many 50+ educators responded with wonderful, positive, ideas and comments about what they do in order to “survive” teaching. As a matter of fact, the responses weren’t even those of educators who are just “surviving”. Most of the teachers who responded, like me, are still passionate about teaching.

Somewhere along the line of reading the comments, one of the comments really bothered me, and this was my general response:

I think, as a teacher, when you reach the point where you can’t stand your job, you should find something else to do. I know it sounds harsh, but we are dealing with children…Read More

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Comments on: "Burned-Out? Please Reignite the Flame Or Get Out the Kitchen!" (1)

  1. Kathy Krakowiak said:

    If you have been a teacher for a long period of time, you probably love your job and the children. The issue is more likely that you can not any longer put in the hours it takes to be a “great” teacher. The ones that are leaving right after their students and don’t work at home are just putting in time, not teaching. Teaching is not directing with a “If they get it, good- If they don’t, oh well” attitude.

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