Phases of the first year of teaching



Earlier this week I was scouring the internet, as I often do, for signs that I’m doing something right, or doing something wrong, or doing something that should be changed, or just whatever! Just looking for some feedback about how I’m doing as a teacher.

I found this image (above) in a quick Google search. It goes along with this article about the different phases teachers go through in their first year of teaching.

The gist of the article is that teachers start out all happy to be teaching, but as the year goes on, they sink down into a bit of depression. They start questioning whether they are good teachers and whether they ever should have gone into this career in the first place.

Sounds familiar.

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