Post Profile






Secret Teacher: I love teaching, but I'm tired of feeling like a failure

The unrelenting pressure of the job tipped me into depression. After almost 20 years, I’ve realised that it’s just not worth it When I began teaching 18 years ago, I poured everything I had into it. I started at a tough inner-city Manchester school. I ran after-school football and film clubs, and produced Shakespeare plays with 8- to 11-year-olds. I was glad to be observed 10 times in a gruelling five-day Ofsted visit (it was 1998).
read more

share

Related Posts


Listen To This: Feel The Earth Start Shaking!

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Perez Hilton

We love music! All kinds of music! And Kid Runner is making really really great modern rock! The band has been at it for a few years, and their latest single - Give Me Something To Love - is the song that's going to put them on the ...

5 Tips for Changing Negative Self Beliefs

Academics / Psychology : World of Psychology

“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” - Robert Gary Lee A year ago, I began to accept that I was depressed, and had been for a long time. It was scary. I broke up with my live-in boyfriend of almost three years, quit my job, an...

Pranayama 101: Breathe Deeply, Love Completely, Live Mindfully

Fitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

My relationship with pranayama began 15 years ago when I began studying yoga at Kripalu. Admittedly, my desire to embark on a yoga teacher training was not to teach.  It was initially to deepen my own practice and immerse myself … T...

Tips for clinician-educators – give them their money’s worth

Industries / Medical : DB's Medical Rants

Medical students pay exorbitant amounts for their schooling in the US.  They deserve the highest quality teaching.  They deserve well trained clinical teachers. Many years ago I began asking the students if they received their money...

Thompson: Why Teachers (& Bees) Are Disappearing

Education / Education Industry News : This Week In Education

The explanation of why bees are disappearing is complex. The question why teachers are leaving the profession is not. Teaching is a tough job, especially in the inner city. But, especially in high-challenge classrooms, it would be h...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC