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Are there any teachers happy in their jobs on here?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by br0wnsugar, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. mrharringtonmaths

    mrharringtonmaths New commenter

    I love my job! I'm a maths NQT in Yorkshire. This has definitely been the hardest working year of my life... so far. But I've loved it. First batch of year 11s going for their exams tomorrow which is scary.
     
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  2. minxibabe

    minxibabe New commenter

    I have found that over the years my motivation has dwindled. I even went onto supply but found that i preferred the interaction with the students. It has been a difficult transition but i do agree that it is dependant upon the school. I have struggled with stress and time management due to the needs and catchment of the schools that i have worked for.
    Most schools appear to have similar problems therefore that would suggest that there is not much in it anymore.

    Large class sizes and the extent of differenciation can be a major cause of stress
     
  3. RjMaan

    RjMaan New commenter

    Yes, I am happy.
     
  4. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    I love the job all the time I can keep my door locked and work with the youngsters while completely ignoring 95% of managers and their time wasting diktats
     
  5. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Yes! I love my job. I am lucky enough to work in a lovely school. The children are keen, well motivated and fun to teach (mostly-of course there are a few exceptions), the head is very fair and approachable and most of my colleagues are supportive and a pleasure to work with. I count my blessings-especially after reading some of the posts on Workplace Dilemmas. :)
     
  6. haharr

    haharr New commenter

    Teach in FE, or abroad. Luckily from the responses to my job applications, mainstream UK schools don't want older teachers back if they've been abroad, and I can understand why, but that still doesn't change the situation. The core problem is the nature of schooling in the UK, which is set up to help the middle classes attain professional jobs, if any students don't want to do that, then they have a choice: to conform, or just be penned in for behaviour reasons. As Tony Blair put it "we don't want them out on the streets causing trouble" but they can cause as much trouble as they like in classrooms, it would seem...
     
  7. maddie273

    maddie273 New commenter

    I am happy. I adhere to rules mentioned in episodes 91, 92 and 93 of my brilliant podcast All This Science

    bit.ly/allthisscience
     
  8. mariammalek22

    mariammalek22 New commenter

    I just finished my 5th year of teaching and I must say you have to be a really strong person to do it. And this is me having been a two 'good' schools, I still found some of the students to be very frightening in their behavior. You have either students or colleagues trying to threaten your job rather than just focusing on teaching, learning, and collaboration.
     
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  9. Yes we are
     
  10. kritisharma1

    kritisharma1 New commenter

    I've been Teaching for 5 years and I thought it is a nice experience.
     
  11. cindy5147

    cindy5147 New commenter

    Jk
     
  12. cindy5147

    cindy5147 New commenter

     
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    cindy5147 New commenter

     
  14. cindy5147

    cindy5147 New commenter

    Been teaching 24 years. 6th form mainly - love it and feel lucky that get so much job satisfaction. I get to be creative , no day the same as the one before and the students are fabulous. Great colleagues too. Worked in three FE colleges and two schools - all great.
     
  15. CreativeADT

    CreativeADT New commenter

    Yes I love my job!! The kids are hilarious and the journey we are on from Special Measures to Outstanding is exciting!
     
  16. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    With respect to the original question... for the first time in several years, I think I can honestly say yes, I am happy in my job (and yes, I'm still teaching).
    I've got no idea what's wrong with me; the kids are still sh*tes, I've still got too much to do and too little time to do it and my pay's still going backwards in real terms. I can only assume that I'm too well rested after the summer and I need to return to a normal teacher's levels of exhaustion. No doubt my school will assist this by piling on some extra nonsense for me to do.
     
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  17. apostrophefanatic

    apostrophefanatic New commenter

    Yes! I now work in a school who recently sent a policy round and the last point on it was - Go home when you can.
    ‘No one is going to give you a medal for staying late.’
     
  18. mk0422584

    mk0422584 New commenter

    i know
     
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I'm happier this year than I have been for a few years
     
  20. livingstone83

    livingstone83 Occasional commenter

    Loved the first 4 years. Found the 5th and 6th harder. In the 8th and thoroughly fed up.

    The things I used to see as a 'rewarding challenge', I now find quite irritating.
     
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