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Can anyone give me a reason not to quit? I have to develop lesson plans from absolute scratch. Is that the standard? I shouldn't be having to spend 30+ hours per week on lesson planning. It's outlandish. My mentor is worthless. She doesn't deserve a dime. Students who curse me out and disrespect me in class are allowed right back into my classroom the next day. Nights like tonight I think of just not going in anymore. It's not worth the stress, or is it? Thoughts?

Asked By: sirtitan45 - 10/22/2007
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Take a deep breath. What you are going through is totally normal for new teachers. (I'm assuming you're new, based on your questions.) You have every right to be frustrated and overwhelmed. But don't make any big decisions just yet... More
Answered By: waldy - 10/22/2007
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With the exception of the amount of time you spend planning lessons, things don't change much. What does change is how you react and how you feel about teaching. You learn to let things roll of your back more easily. You learn better classroom management and the problems are reduced. You realize that some of the lovely... More
Answered By: ruth_bader_ginsburg - 10/22/2007
 
You are very lucky to have had some very meaningful answers. Their answers are honest and sincere with very positive support for your decision to continue... More
Answered By: byron s - 10/23/2007
 
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