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Jumping Ship Part 3-- "You're so brave"

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Here it is. These last few years of indecision and unhappiness with my profession has come to a close. I have decided to stop talking about it and make the decision to leave teaching after 11 years in the classroom. My husband with just a few years less under his belt has decided to do the same. Yikes.

It's been really hard for me to sit down and write about this. I think the idea of my not going back to teaching this next school year is...well, it's weird and uncomfortable and exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time.

If you've read any of my posts over the last five years, you know I believe in education. I hope you can also tell that I believe lives can be changed with it. However, I no longer believe that my personal philosophies of how to make "learning happen" and "what is best for students" meshes with those of our policy makers; and they most certainly did not mesh with my most recent employer.

For me, it was time to go. At least that…

30 Days of Summer: Picture Diary

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School. Homework. Friends. Pups. Relax.