Teachers: What to consider before quitting your job

If you are considering leaving the classroom, you are not alone. Record numbers of teachers are burning out and walking away from the profession.

Why Teachers Leave their Careers

There are several reasons why a teacher might choose to switch careers. Some cite their pay rate as their primary motivation.

Before you rush into the principal’s office to resign, think about where your stress is coming from and whether there are reasonable steps you can take to resolve it.

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Analyze the Sources of Stress

Consider Other Teaching Options

If your stressors are specific to your current teaching environment, consider reviewing other teaching jobs.

If you have determined that teaching is no longer the profession for you,  it’s time to plan an exit strategy.

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Plan Your Exit Strategy


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