A reminder as to why I no longer teach high school

A few people still ask if I miss teaching. No, I do not, and I am seriously reminded what I don’t miss when I read blog posts like this one from Ricochet who is still teaching high school math.



9 responses to “A reminder as to why I no longer teach high school

  1. ouch. it hurt to read this teacher’s post – sad on all accounts.

  2. This is a very good reminder of how stressful the end of the year becomes. I too am glad I am retired. I could not make it in the classroom at this point in my life.

    • It takes large amounts of physical energy and mental stamina to do the work of a teacher. Then there are the soul-crushing events that are often overlooked by the general public but that take their toll on the teacher.

  3. Oh wow! That’s really sad.

    • The incidents are so much like the ones I encountered, all 21 years of teaching. When I was younger, I could handle them better. The older I got, and the more often I saw the same things, the harder it became to keep doing what I was doing.

  4. This post reminded me of how angry and disappointed my mom was that I did not go into the teaching profession. If she were here today, I think she would applaud my foresight.

    • Hopefully, you would have gotten out about the time I did. Or, taught in middle to upper class suburban or country schools. There are still really good places to teach out there, the inner city is not one of them.

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