Today a student opened up about her depression after a lot of prodding. She’s capable but hasn’t done anything in weeks. She doesn’t want to try any medications. Already talked to mom. Help?
Mental Health and Support
anyone know if diagnosed depression can be considered a short term disability? it's wreaking havoc with everything professionally
A student of mine committed suicide this summer.. I am still struggling with her death. I feel like I don’t have the desire to help students because I couldn’t help her.
My doctor had me take a week off because of the chronic stress and borderline panic my situation at work is causing. In many ways, I feel recharged, confident...and more ready than ever to quit. :(
How's the start to your year going? I am having terrible burnout, but then beat myself up for abandoning my students when I think about it. Anyone else experience this?
Midlife career change into teaching, because I love language and really get a lot from seeing teens grow into themselves... but I just don't know if I can keep up. 51 yo/ 3kids/ 5a-11p
I am new to this community and it is somewhat comforting to see others in my position...love my kids, no support/ antagonistic building administration.
I am in year 22.I was moved again this year to a new 5-6 building with 1100. We have a brand new principal. Things are a mess academically and behaviors are frightening. I am close to quitting! Help!!
Do you find yourself struggling more with anxiety and depression due to adults in the school? I LOVE my job with the kids, but the atmosphere that has come in the last 2 years (new principal) stinks!
Anyone else get a sore throat or feel like they’re losing their voice after the first couple days of teaching? What’s your favorite hot drink for a sore throat?
Need some more positivity in your life? Join in on the #sunnysideupschoolyear challenge! Every day, post ONE thing that made you happy at school. Find the positive, be the good! ❤️😀
I am struggling to keep the energy level.up these last days of school. How can I keep my 8th graders engaged without totally draining myself?
Does anyone have recommendations on getting rest during the week? My SO pointed out to me over the weekend how different I am after a night of sleep and when I don’t have to worry about the next day..
I am struggling with my team mates. We were very close last year and communicated well. This year I haven't felt like the team. I really dont know how to bring this up to them.
I am struggling with teachers who do not like me (I haven't figured out why), because of that, they do not trust in anything I do and/or suggest. Is anyone else dealing with this or have for me?
This has been my hardest year yet. Morale is rock bottom throughout. I am feeling the burn out coming fast. Any suggestions for getting a new attitude or outlook to want to come back next year?