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Asgoodas Wed 14-Sep-16 18:43:29

I'm a week in and so tired I cannot think straight! I truly love teaching but am totally shattered. When will I feel 'in the zone' ? We've changed from hour lessons to 50 minutes due to limited no-one willing to apply

Sleeperandthespindle Wed 14-Sep-16 21:09:37

A week and a half here and I'm in bed by 9, usually asleep by 9.30.

No answer. I'm the same all year during term time. It's worse over winter.

BizzyFizzy Wed 14-Sep-16 21:18:44

I fell asleep during Bake Off...

Actually I am feeling less tired that I thought I would. New school, finish at 6 plus Saturday mornings. I get all my prep done during the school day so have nothing to do at home.

elephantoverthehill Wed 14-Sep-16 21:23:07

I am just seriously considering going to bed now. I have only done 50% of my work tonight, but if I go to bed now, will I be able to have the energy to catch up tomorrow?

rollonthesummer Wed 14-Sep-16 21:26:44

Have already been in bed for half an hour. I am shattered. I really can't conceive that I will be in a fit state to do this job until I am 68. I will either have a breakdown or end up on capability for being totally useless sad

elephantoverthehill Wed 14-Sep-16 21:31:43

OK, rude question Roll on the summer. I am 51, how old are you? I would love to get out or go part time but my pension will be calculated on on my final salary.

BizzyFizzy Thu 15-Sep-16 05:16:46

I am 51 too. I enjoy working full-time and don't have any plans to retire.

rollonthesummer Thu 15-Sep-16 07:10:36

I'm 40 and have been teaching since I was 22 confused. I am proper on my knees exhausted and I'm only part time. I can't see me even making it to retirement at this rate!

ShyGirlie Thu 15-Sep-16 20:14:36

I am beyond exhausted. I'm 30 and in my 8th year of teaching. My entire body aches, my skin is dreadful and I look horrendous. I don't know how to keep going, but have no other option.

Asgoodas Mon 19-Sep-16 16:02:57

If I thought that week was hard; it just got a lot worse sad The 'honeymoon' is over!
I'm 50 and in my 15th year of teaching, 13 in the present one. My energy levels are so depleted already that I'm suffering those little health niggles like migraines and my anxiety levels are off the scale. The good news is that my classes are getting used to my nagging encouragement and the work has improved.
Plaster that smile on teachers and visualise the calm swan while frantically paddling below grin

Minispringroll Mon 19-Sep-16 19:00:53

I went home at 4.15pm today and then fell asleep on the sofa until DH came home. Luckily, I'm not actually a class teacher at the moment and only teach small intervention groups for a lot of the time. I also seem to mostly be covering art lessons when not working with groups. That seems to be helping, since it has cut down quite a lot on my marking and planning. Five more weeks until I go on mat leave...

Seekingadvice123 Mon 19-Sep-16 19:54:56

I hear you.
Today I have seriously questioned my motivation (none) to stay in teaching. Fed up with feeling knackered and stressed ALL the time

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