About Franchesca Warren

For fifteen years Franchesca taught English/Language Arts in two urban districts in Atlanta, Georgia, and Memphis, Tennessee. Increasingly frustrated with decisions being made about public education from people who were not in the classroom, in 2012 she decided to start a blog about what it was really like to teach in public schools. In the last four years, The Educator's Room has grown to become the premiere source for resources, tools, and strategies for all things teaching and learning. To learn more about Franchesca Warren's work, please visit www.franchescalanewarren.com.

10. When Teachers Leave the Profession is it Time to Make a Change by Lynette Walters

Ok!! So you’re fed up! You just can’t take anymore! Your season has ended, you’re bored with the job or no longer feel challenged, the kids are too difficult, or you just need a change….Whatever the reason, whatever the rhyme, you’re ready to leave teaching and do something different.  It’s time to explore the options!

Changing careers and/or reinventing yourself can be a little scary.  Nonetheless, no one deserves the torture of having to show up for a job that is mentally, physically and emotionally draining.  At some point and time, teaching was the “bees knees” or the “cat’s pajamas”, and you reveled in the thought of educating today’s youth into oblivion. Sound familiar? Sure it does.  But here comes reality….somewhere, somehow, you lost your luster and now are faced with the dilemma of choosing another career, or at the very least coming out of the classroom.

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