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Relieving the Burnout Bubble

    My third year teaching was quite fun and eye-opening. I was confidentĀ I knew everything there was to know about teaching middle schoolers, planning effective and life-changing lessons, managing classes and student behavior with a surety that I would have a statue erected in my honor that was personally built out of clay by the students, andĀ I would be okay with that. Oh silly me.

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Why I Want To Give Up Teaching

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Surrounded by piles of student work to grade, lessons to plan and laundry to do, I have but one hope for the new year: that the Common Core State Standards, their related Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing and the new teacher evaluation…

J Ribera‘s insight:

Great insight to an educator’s frustration. “Teaching is the most difficult – but rewarding – work I have everdone.”

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