The article  by Elona at https://elonaschreiner.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/the-one-reason-i-quit-teaching/ is very well written and could be so many of our stories including mine. The only difference – I had over 30 years of being able to connect and teach without the over use of data and invasion of politics. I might just love spreadsheets for a lot of things, they should NEVER take priority over the needs of students- professionally or personally.  Watch me teach and help me get better but all the extra paperwork takes me away from the real needs of students.

Dedication is the sign of a teacher who doesn’t need someone making him/her accountable and making a difference in the lives of students.  But they are the ones leaving the profession with a heavy heart but not without years of trying to make it better. Many of the people in the class room that need to be held accountable view teaching as a job and have influenced the need for more testing.  Teaching means teaching students the best way we know how and continuing to look for ways to get better. Let’s get back to that and help students learn and encourage them to be happy and healthy.

I’d love to hear what you think.


About napmath

I recently retired from full-time teaching. I taught students in High School math classes from Basic Math through AP Calculus. I have been into integrating technology into my classes since 1981. I am Nationally Board Certified, am the proud recipient of a Presidential Award of Excellence in Math Teaching, text book author, Golden Apple Scholar, Certified SMART Board Trainer, Regional Technology Teacher of the Year, and give workshops across the country - geometry, Common Core, mathematics, Interactive Whiteboards, and technology. I am currently working as an adjunct faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and authoring books for SMART Boards and Promethean Boards with Vision Technology. http://visionstechnology.com/
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