I am struggling... I am a teacher but I'm burned-out!!! I just don't think teaching is for me which sucks because I'm really good at it. I have a gift of having a rapport with kids instantly and I can teach anything. But testing centered education and having to watch your back because you might say the wrong thing. I want to cry just thinking about it. So I feel I want to go back into school and get a second Master's in Social Work to be a therapist. Of course this takes time. So what do I do until then? I have to make enough money to pay bills and I need insurance. I'm just so lost and depressed about this.
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2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

Hi...I don't know, whether this will be of any help; but reading your experience I just could not help responding. I genuinely believe that if you are so gifted, don't quit teaching altogether. But at the same time you should enroll yourself for the Social Work degree too. In that case you can take up part-time teaching jobs. I myself am stuck in a somewhat similar situation like you, only more complicated. But haven't given up completely. So don't worry, just go ahead with your dreams.

if you wanna talk about it, I am available :)