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Return-to-work blues? Become a teacher, says charity

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Shedman, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Or they give you a ticket to sit with group D
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  2. bessiesmith2

    bessiesmith2 New commenter

    Although the beauty of anonymous posting allows teachers to express honest views which they might well temper in a staff room discussion with their colleagues. Still I agree in principle that some teachers are much happier than others. The main source of unhappiness I find among colleagues, teacher friends and online is to do with accountability rather than the actual act of teaching itself. The feeling that nothing is ever good enough, and you are always one dodgy observation away from a 'support plan'.
  3. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Nail hit firmly on head!
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  4. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    that's because positivity is rare.

    The only positivity I have experienced at work in the last 2 years has been from the head and deputy head telling us how brilliant they are, we are, the children are, the school is, and can people please stop "moaning" -(and by "moaning" what is meant is objecting to 70-90 hour weeks, bullying from management, insane targets etc)
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  5. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I think it depends so much on individual schools. Myself and most of my colleagues are/have been happy in our work. Yes, we've had times that haven't been all good, but generally the positives outweigh the negatives. I am talking primary. I think it must be different in secondary. Perhaps we should start a thread on the positive side of teaching to balance out the negative ones. I wonder if anyone on TES would post?
    Corvus, for the sake of your sanity you should try and get another job.

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