Dear new teachers,
We need you. This difficult job will reward you in many ways. Please stick with it, even when you want to quit – it does get easier. Well, not easier, but you figure out how to be better at it and find balance. Our nation faces a crisis in the classroom. We need good teachers, like you. Compassionate, giving, selfless, hard-working. Go next door, to the next classroom and ask for help. If you mistakenly entered the wrong room, the room where that negative energy resides – just go to the next door and keep going until you find the support that you need. Do not try to do it on your own. Also, make yourself leave on time and do not take work home with you. It will get done. I promise.
We have all been there – have all felt overwhelmed and wanted to throw in the towel. Keep at it. You are valued. You are needed. You are our future.
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4 thoughts on “Dear New Teachers:”
I am on the brink of leaving. I don’t think I can handle it much longer
I have read your posts and my heart goes out to you. I hope you can find a solution that gives you peace. Do you have a mentor or any kind of support at all at your school?
Yes but not in my subject and is on the brink of retirement. Is this normal…
Sadly, I think it is normal in the US….to be assigned mentors on their way out. Often times administrators think that your new teacher attitude may help to lift them up. From the looks of it, you are in the UK? I don’t know much about how your school system works. But, I do know that any teacher that truly cares and does not have the proper support can experience the level of anxiety and frustration that you are feeling.