Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Depression

With just over a month remaining in the school year, a growing sense of depression and frustration is developing behind the closed doors of our classrooms. In my after-school socializing, more of my colleagues are expressing frustrations in various degrees and on various topics.
I don't care where you teach, sometimes it gets rough.

4 Comments:

At 6:29 AM , Blogger Urban School Teacher said...

I hear you! I am exhausted, disengaged and generally demotivated. Rather worryingly, I am really fed up with my job at the moment and many - if not most -of my colleagues feel the same. Frustration is boiling over to anger.

It is partly due to the ongoing problem of student disruption, which is a massive issue at our school. And it is partly due to the incompetence of our hopeless leaders, who have not had a positive impact on things for a long time.

Yet again, for the fourth consecutive year, about a dozen staff are due to move schools before the start of the next campaign. I worry that things may not be any better elsewhere.

 
At 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

teaching is a idealistic profession. We start the year thinking we can change the world and have a positive impact of the kids. As the year starts to come to and end, we realize that there are kids we could not reach....this is frustrating. Also....the kids start to disengage..which causes frustration and tension in the teacher <-> student relationships.
Also budget problems, pay freezes, paperwork and not enough time all way on the minds of professionals who really just want to do a good job

 
At 5:07 PM , Blogger Ms. V. said...

I'm out of school on Wednesday, so the depression is lifting. Sorta.

 
At 6:19 PM , Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Ooooohhhhhhhh, yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhh.

[Sound of heavy sigh hitting the floor]

 

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