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Old 10-05-2019, 03:14 AM
 
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I posted about this many times I just got to thinking about it again-possibly taking a different job in June.

I still am not 100 percent certain it's going to be this June, but it's looking more and more likely because I've gotten tired of things not improving in my position and not being able to transfer or be hired somewhere else.

Have I failed if I've decided to move on?



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Absolutely NOT!
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Failure is not trying at all. Moving on to a new school, district or even a different job outside of ed is just a move. Period. Failure is accepting all the crap and not trying to change!

You can not judge yourself based on that school or that situation. That is not fair to you.

You do what you need to do~
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:20 AM
 
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Not at all. Professional growth often takes place when we realize the need to move on. Best of luck to you.
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Don't blame yourself
Old 10-05-2019, 06:38 AM
 
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Statistics show about half of all teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Trying another district might help, but wherever you go, you are dealing with a system that seems to be imploding.
I hear Human Resources is a good fit for former teachers.
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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Of course not. You recognize this may not be the situation for you. You are willing to make a big change. You are trying to improve your life.

Failure is when you are aware of all these needs and do nothing about them.


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Nope!
Old 10-05-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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Looking to do the same.
Totally within my control, totally my choice either way. Definitely not failure for me, nor you!
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What's so frustrating
Old 10-05-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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is that I'm not at all bad at teaching like if you watched me teach I don't think you'd be able to tell that I'm dealing with all this stuff. But interview after interview, networking, taking classes to add to my credentials, all of this and I still end up in the same situation that doesn't seem to improve. I really need to step away at this point and unfortunately I can't do it right away without fear of losing my license. I do hope that this thing in June does work out. My friend would essentially be my boss that's why they're being a bit more flexible.

Thanks for the support everyone. I'm basically using my sense of humor to get me through the year. I've been told I have a pretty good one and I have the kids laughing on a pretty regular basis so that seems to help me with surviving.
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feeling like a failure
Old 10-05-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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I just want to reiterate that you are NOT a failure for leaving teaching and moving on. I honestly think it's the system that has failed and has turned off many people, including me.

Let us know what you decide!
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Definitely not...
Old 10-05-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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Lots of people move on to different career paths for a variety of reasons. My sixth grade teacher became a lawyer and my middle school English teacher became a journalist. They were definitely not failures, although they only remained in the teaching profession for a short time.

I think not fully exploring your options and acting on them if they bring you to a happier place, is more harmful than leaving a job that is not working for you. And there is no reason that you couldn't return to teaching at a future time, in a better fit for you, if the opportunity for change doesn't work out.

Good luck to you.
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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I've made the decision to leave teaching after this school year. I have been teaching for 28 years and this year has become beyond overwhelming. My goal is to get through the year and then move on. My heart is broken but it's time.


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Old 10-05-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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It is not the job I signed on for.... It has become bad for children and I feel guilty participating in it. I do my best to make appropriate for them, but the pushed down standards and data collection and collection and collection. I just want to teach my kids. But, I am considering early retirement. Just wondering can I hold out 2 and 3/4 more years?
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:47 PM
 
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"Have I failed if I've decided to move on?"

I'd call it seeing the light and it's not the headlamp of an oncoming train. Admins are leaving as well. Did Cher fail as a singer when she moved into acting? How about Will Smith?
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I wish I could delete posts. I found an article about lice that I wanted to share on a different thread
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:37 AM
 
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I signed out. I plan to leave mid-year which is something I said I would never do. Moving on and retiring earlier than I wanted to..... You are not a failure for admitting what's working and not working for you. As someone here said, my heart is broken. A job and kids I love, but the admin and the game playing with our admin and her favorite "teacher leaders" has gotten so oppressive. I won't play that game at this time of my life and career. I'm very lucky I have a small pension and a partner who can support me while I'm looking for some additional work.

Best wishes to the original poster and to those of you needing to move on.
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