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Old 06-06-2019, 06:15 PM
 
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I just finished my 3rd year teaching and am completely disheartened. My 1st year was a nightmare in a charter school where students destroyed my things and I was bitten. I was let go without support and without warning. My 2nd year was the exact opposite, I felt successful and was happy to come to school each day. However, I was non-renewed due to budgeting. I began my 3rd year at yet another school. This year was the worst yet. I had several challenging behaviors but worked tirelessly to implement feedback and show gratitude for support. Unfortunately one of my students that was MTSS escalated to the point that they attacked several people, got over a dozen referrals, and eventually knocked me over causing me to break my arm. After the incident, I came back with a positive mindset of ending the year strong. However, I found out in May (May 10th to be exact) that I would not be re-contracted. I can't express the heartbreak I feel. I should've prefaced this by saying I am not under the impression that I am perfect but I try to grow all the time. I just know I am not a bad teacher but I'm on the verge of giving up (completely not in my nature). At this point, I'm just gobsmacked and very unsure of what to do. Some days I tell myself "I have good evals so I just need to find my fit" but other days I feel sick just thinking of another school year.


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Old 06-07-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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If the year and lots of teachers feel similar to you.

Please don't give up.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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That my first year has been hellish as well. I am ready to quit teaching. I work so hard just to be non-renewed. I am sick from it too. There seems to be a glut of teachers on the East coast, so they don't care if they lose someone.

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Old 06-09-2019, 01:27 AM
 
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I canít even get a job. Iím not going to sub anymore. If I had known it was this hard to get a job, I never would have done it. I fully regret going into this profession every day.
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*hug*

You probably are an excellent teacher. I'm so sorry 💔


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