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Life after Teaching

I had grown accustomed to my freedom by September 2015 only to find it taken away from me suddenly and unexpectedly by staff sickness. Now, having completed my two term contract, I’m free again. I woke on that first morning  with a feeling of deja-vu. I’ve been here before, I thought to myself. But it’s amazing how different it feels this time. School, on two days a week, isn’t the ‘toad that squats’ on my life (Ted Hughes if you’re wondering) as it had been at times in the past few years. Instead, it was a time in the week that I looked forward to and enjoyed. This temporary part-time position has shown me that leaving slowly and deliberately is a much more effective way of transitioning out of teaching, just one of several things I’ve learned.

  1. Don’t go cold turkey. Teachers work too hard and too fast for it to be an effective strategy. If you…

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