Tired of the System
Picture being at school every day, but feeling like you’re not really part of it. This is how some teachers feel after working for a while. They start their job excited, ready to take on any challenge with a big smile. They love staying busy and making their classes fun and interesting.
But after some time, things begin to change. The way schools run might change, there might be more work, and everything seems harder to keep up with. Teachers who used to love their job now feel tired and overwhelmed. They miss the happiness and energy they used to have when teaching.
One of the hardest parts is feeling like no one notices all the hard work they do. Teachers work very hard, but sometimes they feel like no one sees it. This can make them feel very alone and wonder why they’re even trying so hard.
So, what can teachers do to feel happy and excited about teaching again? They need to remember why they wanted to be teachers in the first place. It’s important to find little things every day that make them happy and to remember the difference they make in their students’ lives.
Getting back to feeling happy about teaching isn’t easy, but it’s definitely possible. Teachers need to be patient with themselves, talk to friends or other teachers who understand, and remember the good parts about teaching. With time and effort, they can find their way back to being the enthusiastic and dedicated teachers they once were. This story tells us that even when teaching gets tough, finding joy in teaching again is possible. – Avril | Helpline PH