Words of encouragement for all student teachers, A brilliant article. Very enjoyable and reassuring. #ittchat #pgce #nqt #ukedchat #studentteacher
Dear Student Teacher,
I have never told you this, but about this time last spring I considered quitting teaching.
It had been a rough year. We had lost several students to tragedy and my heart was tired. I was drowning trying to balance being a good teacher, being a good colleague, working on graduate courses, balancing meetings, coaching slam poetry, and all other parts of “real life” outside of my job. I was completely burned out. I just felt like I couldn’t catch my breath and knew I was failing at it all.
I had even applied for several jobs outside of teaching, assuming I needed a change. When the end of May came, I decided that I should probably at least finish my master’s program in education before completely bailing on the career. And as most teachers will relate, the summer healed some of my stress.
But with the…
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