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There is light at the end of the teaching tunnel, promise

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Everyone knows that being a teacher is a tough job. However, there is a secret that I think we experienced teachers are keeping from our more recent colleagues, something that often goes unsaid but may be of comfort in the long and tiring run-up to the holidays. Here it is: after a while, teaching gets pretty easy.

I’m not saying that we experienced teachers don’t work hard, but that the nature of the work changes. I remember that feeling of dread on a Sunday night, worrying about certain classes and particular students whose behaviour seemed unmanageable. That hasn’t been the case for a ...

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