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Re: Being a teacher

Re: Being a teacher2010-08-30T10:48:36+00:00

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Teacher here.

Before medication, I couldn’t cope with the noise of the classroom. I’d overload SO easily, every day. I was also the only creative type in an office full of organised/logical types, which meant that I was looked down on for being messy and out there and doing things “the wrong way”.

I actually had one of the leading teachers tell me exactly how I should plan my lessons and what they should look like and how I had to structure them. And yes, I was checked up on and had to submit all my lesson plans. No negotiation, no room for new ideas or creativity.

I’m now in a much more supportive environment, medicated, and coping a lot better (though it does still get tough at times!).