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Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Lessons from the School Year from Hell

Thank goodness teachers can put the 2021-2022 school year behind them! If ever there was a school year that deserved a “middle finger,” 🖕🏼🖕🏼that was one! Fresh off the Pandemic, many teachers are calling it quits because they felt this year was beyond their job description. I’m sure parents and students may have similar stories to tell about what they learned from the school year from Hell.

But as with any challenge survived, there are valuable takeaways. In this episode, we discuss five lessons learned from the school year from hell! To begin, above and beyond Covid, students arrived Infected with a year and a half of remote learning. Their symptoms included an addiction to their cell phones and forgetting not only how to dress for school but how to behave like humans. Also, having to teach social-emotional learning lessons (SEL) to students gave teachers their own SEL issues. All of these issues and more mean many teachers are calling it quits.

As an added bonus, at the end of the episode, you’ll find out how Sharyn discovered the importance of setting a timer. 

So give this a listen and see if your experiences were on par with ours. I know you are on summer vacay, so you might want to grab a “beverage” if you think It might help numb any “triggering issues.”  In any case, you know Jen’s laugh will make everything OK. I keep a recording of it on my phone to play when I get stressed out, like when driving in traffic or paying bills. 

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