Yesterday, we shared Debbie Morgan’s story on what keeps her in the classroom. Today we are excited to share Dave Horan’s recently published post on why he was ready to quit *SPOILER* he didn’t quit! Read why:
There is nothing easy about teaching. Throughout my life, things have usually come pretty easy to me. When I was in college, classmates would comment on how I seemed to make things look effortless. I was asked why I was going into education when I could do anything I wanted. However, teaching was what I wanted. It was my calling and I wanted to make a difference. Since I have become a teacher, I’ve learned that no matter how much of a natural born teacher you are or how hard you work on your craft, it is still hard.
During my teaching career, there have been several moments where I have wondered if I was making the difference I had hoped. Moments where I felt like I was doing the best I knew how, but it just wasn’t enough. This past year was exceptionally hard. I began to have these thoughts on a regular basis.
I understood that the first few years of teaching would be hard, but this was my ninth! Shouldn’t things be getting easier? After a culmination of events, I had to really stop and think about the future of my career in the classroom. Like far too many educators, I was ready to quit.
Ahh! Are you dying to find out what happened? Dave is still a teacher, find out what changed his story. You can read his full post on the Hope Street Group Medium blog.