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This is my 7th year of teaching. I’ve been experiencing job burnout since my 3rd year. I know I need to do something else. I don’t think classroom teaching is ‘it’ for me. Did anyone else go through this? What did you end up doing?

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Is it possible that you could try switching things up like teaching in a different neighborhood, school board, grade, subject, etc. Before giving it up completely? That's often what accountants do before they give up accounting as a whole.

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Just here to say I’m in the same situation- I’ve been feeling burnt out for about 2 years now. Not sure I want to stick with education, especially after dealing with the neglect and abuse from the pandemic.

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It breaks my heart to hear teachers leaving the profession because they are not fulfilled. I wonder if you have found the right school, team, community, mentor? Teachers who remain in the profession have strong support systems, colleagues who they trust and mutually depend upon, and can see pathways for advancement. Teachers who remain in the profession receive frequent critical feedback from supervisors and leaders they respect. Is there someone you consider a mentor who might support you in advancing your career within education?

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I applied for FT MBA programs this year. I’m 5/8 on T15 interviews and waiting for results. I’m afraid of the landscape as a music teacher, I’m sick of making no money, and I want out. I’ve loved what I do, but when I put it all down on paper, it’s not making me happy.

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