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12. Taking the Bitterness Out of Teaching by Franchesca Warren
For years, I thought that being bitter came with the territory of being a teacher. When I first entered the classroom I was a bubbly person always volunteering to lead a committee or sponsor an after school activity; however, by year five I was burnt out. Sensing I was becoming bored, I decided it was time to relocate to another city. Upon finding a new position I was re-energized, but by year three I gradually felt my old feelings coming back. I was once again feeling burnt out and bitter all over again. My feelings weren’t toward the kids, but with the politics that run abound in districts and schools across the country. During faculty meetings, I’d find myself mutter angrily at new policies, scowling at the administration,and smirking at the attempts at educational reform. I was officially a ‘bitter teacher’.
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