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Can I Be A Teacher and Also Have A Personal Life?

Jon Alfuth

During my first two years of teaching, it seemed as if I had no personal life. The demands of learning the craft required so much of my time and energy that I would often work 12 to 15 hours a day, with little energy or free time left over. I felt stressed and personally unfulfilled. I started to question whether teaching was a viable career for me. Here are some tips I learned about how to be a teacher and still have a life outside the classroom!

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I think your tips apply to any field. I definitely struggle with it and it's just because I need to discipline myself to make time for exercise and reading outside of work. I like the idea of downloading podcasts to listen to when cleaning. Easy way to consume culture. Thanks for sharing.