A person’s personal challenges begin when he finds himself between exercising the desired job and the fading of this liking over the years for various reasons.
With time, teachers have experienced ineffective work schedules, reduced personal freedom, anxiety, stress, illness. Happiness is in the hand of each individual, while the fading of happiness comes from not having control over external factors.
Dissatisfaction can come from: funding, classroom organization, education bureaucracies, class changes, personal responsibilities, ineffective assignments, pressure of hierarchy.
The fading of love to the exercise of the desired work, there is exit and recovery. Remember that happiness is in your hand.
Here are some relief methods to help you.
1- Ask yourself “why”
Every search for oneself and others begins by asking about the truth. Start with simple questions. When did the fading of love for the profession begin? What used to make you feel happy? How optimistic are you to believe a way out of this unwanted state? Teachers often motivate students, reminding them of the reason why they choose to study for certain professions, and they often forget to propose these arguments to themselves. Such questions are healthy to apply whenever teachers feel troubled within.
2- Never stop studying
“I’m still learning”… said Michelangelo on his deathbed, as a message that as human beings we are always learning and acquiring new things. The pandemic forced teachers to create flexibility with online work, in a lightning time and without proper training in this delicate way of teaching. Trainings for teachers are necessary to learn new strategies in the field of education, which are valid for facilitating teacher-student work. If in the past you as a teacher have fallen in love with studies and methods, do not be demoralized, there is always something to learn and acquire. Get creative about learning management, so you’ll be one step ahead of reclaiming your passion.
3- Rest is a must
The only missing link in two years of pandemic is the long-term vacation. Long online lessons and courses have merged work with teachers’ personal lives. Do not hesitate to ask for time off to recover and return to work filled with the desire to educate. Productivity has ups and downs at different stages. Consult a psychologist, even within the school premises, to express the problems and difficulties that concern you.
4- Collaborative relationship with students
A teacher’s biggest worries start when he is not followed with interest by the students. At this stage, the teacher, who has invested many years learning and enjoying the passion for teaching, suddenly finds himself in front of uninterested students. How can the teacher influence the change of cooperative spirit in the classroom? Creativity plays a key role, as do new teaching methods, where learning does not come mechanically, but with a cooperative spirit.
5- Collaborative relationship with colleagues
When concerns with students are noticed and not resolved by the teacher, it would be advisable to talk with colleagues. The communication bridge helps to understand and solve the multitude of school problems. As a teacher you can never be alone in the cause for better quality education. Another teacher may have faced the same concerns and may have methods that can help you. A good education comes from the collaborative spirit of a great team of professionals. Collaborate to better understand.
6- Remodel your classrooms
Students tend to lose interest when they fall into repetition. Mechanical learning is harmful to both the teacher and the student. To give traditional classrooms a spark of fun, then teachers should think of creative methods, where you can include games, quizzes, competitions, or going outside on a warm sunny day, to make the lesson more engaging and interesting.