From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach.
When I start meeting with teachers, they always rush to tell me that they love their students. Many say that if they could be left alone to teach, they would be happy to stay in the profession, but they have found that the other aspects of the job—testing, administration, parents—have become increasingly hard to tolerate. Some teachers feel they are no longer making the difference that they wanted to make when they started their career.
Though these feelings are common, many teachers bury them and become increasingly burned out. Over time, this stress will take a serious toll; it’s only a matter of when. The good news is there are ways to address teacher burnout and brainstorm different solutions—including no longer teaching.
Read the article by career coach Kitty Boitnott here: Recognizing When It’s Time for a Change | Edutopia