- Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” - July 4, 2021
- President Biden Pushes For Teachers To Get Their COVID Vaccine Dose By March - March 2, 2021
- The Teacher Learns the Lesson: Reminiscing on 48 Years of Teaching - January 28, 2021
- We’re Just People Who Don’t Want To Be Killed! A Student Reflection About Insurrection - January 26, 2021
- Betsy DeVos Resigns: Most Teachers Say Good Riddance - January 8, 2021
- Class Divide in Emergency Learning: A Crisis Overseas - September 10, 2020
- Practicing Self-Care in the Midst of Chaos - August 31, 2020
- Do the Work: Equity Symposium for Teachers - August 23, 2020
- Universities Collaborate on the Biggest Experiment in Higher Ed: Reopening - August 3, 2020
- The Day of Teacher Self-Care is Happening August 1, 2020 - July 21, 2020
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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