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Old 12-10-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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The best thing my school does for teacher mental health is maintain a positive culture. I worked as a casual (sub) for 3 years and worked at every school in town. At the end of my 3rd year, 3 schools offered me jobs. I chose to work at this one because there was no bitching. Seriously, it is unacceptable at my school. People would look at you like you'd grown 3 heads if someone started having a go at someone else in the staff room.

Of course nothing's perfect and there are issues from time to time, but 99% of the time I feel supported by the majority of my colleagues. That is gold, especially for someone who has suffered from social anxiety in the past (me).

Workload is crazy and the kids can be challenging, but I would not trade my workplace for a bitchy, gossipy environment no matter how light the workload was.
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