One bad first year shouldn’t mean the end of a teaching career, writes veteran blogger So You Want to Teach. Joel tells one frustrated teacher, who was recently let go, to try another year in a different setting:
I would commit to another year (or even better two) in a new district. Look for a job, find one (districts get desperate at the end of the year and will hire anyone who has a piece of paper that might even look like almost a teaching certificate), and go into it a smarter, wiser, braver soul than you were before.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.