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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit?

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Posted: September 3, 2012
Category: Why Teachers Quit




Disillusionment is common to most of us involved in the teaching profession. We all deal with it at one point or another. Here’s the general path many of us take:

  • You major in education because you want to change the world
  • You realize that in order to teach, you need a find a job
  • You go through disappointing interview after disappointing interview and are told if you had more experience, you would be perfect for the job
  • You get frustrated that the only way to get experience is to get the job they won’t give you because you don’t have experience
  • Some school district that was not your first choice offers you a chance…finally
  • You take the job because it


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Posted: June 28, 2010
Category: Blogging & Technology






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Posted: January 4, 2010
Category: Personal




Carol Richtsmeier made me do it. She has pretty much shamed me (guilted me perhaps?) into blogging through my weight loss this year with her. I’m doing it because I want to run a 5K. She’s doing it because she’s tired of dragging along the extra baggage. Well, me too. She’s done all of the legwork and I’ll do some design work when I get a chance, but she’s set up a blog call Can Wii Do It? to track our progress. I suggested there might be others who would be interested in blogging through their journey (either with a Wii or without). If you are, she would probably be the person to contact since she’s doing most of the …



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Posted: April 26, 2009
Category: Blogging & Technology






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Posted: March 18, 2009
Category: Music Education






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Posted: February 1, 2009
Category: Classroom Management




Okay okay. So I’m a band director. Why would anyone listen to me anyway. I’m just an elective teacher.

My friend JD2718 emailed me and told me about some stuff that he does in his math class. So even if you ignore my advice about classroom management, maybe some of his advice about keeping students engaged will apply to you. Hop on over and check out Teaching off topic 3.

By the way, I have ADD so my kids know that if they ask me a question about my dogs or what I did over the weekend or pretty much anything else, I’ll get off topic. But even when I do stay focused, I find ways to bring some off-topic …



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Posted: May 19, 2008
Category: General




There come times in life when we need to find something to do. There come times in life when we need a break. There come times in life when we need to cut back some things so we can find that perfect place.

This is one of those times for me.

With the end of the year approaching, I am so busy with school and concerts and trips and contests and planning and everything else that goes along with it. In addition, I am playing trumpet in a mariachi now, so that is starting to require individual practice time as well as rehearsals and gigs. Plus, I have been doing quite a bit of preaching in church lately too.

So …



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Posted: May 8, 2008
Category: Blogging & Technology




As we continue the Blog Revolution Project, we come to day four of our focus on writing. Today’s article will focus on crafting your own personal style, develop your writing voice.

Newer bloggers may have a struggle with figuring out exactly what approach they want to take with their blog. Think of your writing voice as your brand name. Lea Schizas has written some on this topic at Writing with Passion and Developing Your Voice and Brand

Some common questions may include:

  • How do I want to attack each post?
  • What kind of a tone should I assume?
  • What kind of audience should I expect?

These are all normal. Let’s look at these three questions a little bit …



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Posted: May 7, 2008
Category: Blogging & Technology






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Posted: March 30, 2008
Category: Blogging & Technology




Wow, it has been over five months since I have done this kind of thing. I’ve written some informal blog updates from time to time, but nothing formalized like this. I have noticed that So You Want To Teach? seems to be entering a new phase of its life and want to ask you for some help. There’s also a completely unrelated video at the end. But first, the latest blogging news from SYWTT.

  • I revamped my Links page today and only put those blogs that had commented or emailed me back in January. Keep reading for info on how to get your link added there.
  • We reached 100 subscribers for the first time on November 15th.
  • We reached 150


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Posted: August 11, 2007
Category: General




The new school year is two weeks and two days away. This time last year, our week of inservices was well under way. Thanks to the Texas legislature, we will not begin staff development until August 20th and are not allowed to begin school before August 27th. That’s fine with me, but I am ready to begin the school year.

We started our middle school band camp this past Monday and it is so much fun there. As I’ve mentioned before, these are students that I taught in 6th grade. I am moving from the sixth grade campus to the 7th & 8th grade campus this year. It’s so much fun for me to see all of these kids whom …



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