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Posted on October 18, 2015 9:32 pm
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JezaHa
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Retention in Education
Why do you think many teachers are quitting after 3-5 years of instruction. What are the downfalls of teacher that teachers have had enough with? How can we support those teachers who are feeling overwhelmed?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 18, 2015 9:50 pm

aQahan
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As a fifth year teacher I completely relate with these teachers and feel that this is a growing problem that seems to get worse as each year passes. I believe that it is because of the age old saying that teachers are "overworked and underpaid". In other words, with all of the new implementations coming down from the state as well as school districts, teachers are finding it harder and harder to keep their heads above water and not drown in the immense pile of work and stress that plagues them daily. I feel sometimes like I am a jack of all trades and a master of none simply because I can't dedicate all of the time needed to one thing. Instead, I must spread my talents across many fields and do the best that I can. As I have sat in the doctors office with migraine headaches due to stress and anxiety, I have often wondered if my job is worth it. However, after much praying I remember WHY I do what I do, remind myself that it isn't about me...it's about the kids, and I find the strength to carry on. However, with growing responsibilities at school, less time is spent at home which poses a great problem for many.
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ezyHes
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I agree
  Posted on: March 5, 2016 7:15 pm

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Posted October 23, 2015 2:18 am

LeHaWy
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As a second year teacher, I think it has a lot to do with lack of support and an overwhelming amount of work continuously being piled on. There is a lack of support from administration, parents, and colleagues. Things are constantly changing which creates more responsibilities and work for teachers. Additionally, compensation does not equal the amount of work that is required. Teachers see a less stressful career for more money and quickly change.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2016 11:46 pm

aNaQev
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For those who quit, it is typically they do not have the classroom management skills or the heart in the profession. Beginning teachers need a supportive mentor and guidance through their first few years.
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