What Is School To You?
So many of us suffer from destination addiction and live for the weekend and holidays. If that’s you then your week probably looks like this:
The golden hour of the week is 3:30-4:30 on a Friday because it feels like bliss.
But what is school to you?
Are you also the teacher that makes no secret of the fact that SCHOOL stands for Seven Crappy Hours Of Our Life?
If that’s you then you will probably sending all the wrong signals to your pupils including HOMEWORK Half Of My Energy Wasted On Random Knowledge.
If that’s you then, yes, I’ve been there. I’ve had the toxic school experience and it wears you out to the point where having destination addiction is what keep you going.
If that’s you and you have lost your botheredness and mojo then get out, resign, do supply and save your mindset from further harm. Sometimes you have to give up in order to start again. Never give up? Well, there’s no shame in doing so if it saves your teaching soul. It’s just the right thing to do.
As Seth Godin says,
Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.