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Feeling some burnout.
Old 12-06-2015, 04:57 AM
 
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After reading Gracekrispy's post, the situation at my school this year, and getting renewed with a vision from a training last week I have to say I am feeling I am not in the right place right now in education and I don't like this feeling. Since leaving my training on Friday I have been going over a mental conversation I am planning on having Monday with my principals and superintendent. When they asked me 7 years ago to transfer from my classroom to the school counseling position I was excited for the change and challenge that it would incur. I told them I would only make the switch if I could do what was necessary to feel "I am making a difference." The story of the starfish and the little boy has always been my motto. If I can make a difference for even one it is worth it. Right now I am not seeing anything positive because I am not able to counsel like I feel I should. I am met with resistance from teachers who don't want to give up their time, part of my responsibilities are tied to testing coordinator which eats up my whole second semester. Teachers want to blame me for one more test and I just want to free up my time from these too. I am feeling pretty lost and alone right now. If I was in the classroom I could at least use my training to make sure my students were okay, I feel I am letting my students down but I can't see how I can help. I get to go into rooms once a week at the elementary, but hardly ever get my full time because I am sandwiched next to a special or at the end or beginning of a day so my time is really cut short. I am hoping after Monday I can see hope again, because without that I question why I am doing this.


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