Author Topic: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers  (Read 309 times)

[Buddie]

Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« on: July 27, 2020, 03:10:30 pm »
Hey all, I wanted to create a support group for teachers. I am having to really consider if I am going to be able to go back to a full time job. I thought creating a place for teachers to offer advice and encouragement would be a good idea.
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 03:55:13 pm »
following
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 05:24:22 pm »
good for you [...] for creating this...I'll pm a buddy  i know to join in.
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 06:02:28 pm »
Ya'll !!!! This makes me happy !! I feel embarrassed as a teacher that I have let myself get to this point with this medication !! I am so happy to see others like me. Well I'm not happy ya'll are having these issues, but you know what I mean !!!! I hope !!! :D
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 07:08:55 pm »
Yay, I am glad people are finding this helpful! I teach 8th grade Social Studies and Reading (I am teamed with a difficult coworker) and am starting a part time English Comp class online for a local college. I noticed that I am starting to get anxiety in my stomach any time I remind myself of what going back to work entails. I am going to be honest with everyone; I am going to take it one day at a time. Yes, I will go to in-service and the first day of school, but if it gets so bad that I just can't, well, then I will have to reassess. I am fearful of teaching with Covid. I heard that it is not a good thing to get sick with withdrawals. Also, a lot of my symptoms match Covid, so I am afraid I will give myself a panic attack thinking I have it when the benzo flu hits.

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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 09:32:16 pm »
HIIIIIII-----Here is what I'm thinking.   Do you have any paid time leave, use it at the beginning.   I'm pretty high up in a school district and a little birdie told me that many districts are going to soon go online.
ALSO, many states have laws in place that make vulnurable able to work from home.   I went to my dr and my dr wrote a letter to my district stating that I am vulnurable and unable to work in person.   

My district just made the call to work remotely.   I was so happy.   I CAN TOTALLY plan lesson plans, work with teachers, etc...from the comfort of my home.   
It's not good for students to be online all day too (research has stated)...which gives us time to relax in between being awesome teachers   :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 10:17:47 pm »
HIIIIIII-----Here is what I'm thinking.   Do you have any paid time leave, use it at the beginning.   I'm pretty high up in a school district and a little birdie told me that many districts are going to soon go online.
ALSO, many states have laws in place that make vulnurable able to work from home.   I went to my dr and my dr wrote a letter to my district stating that I am vulnurable and unable to work in person.   

My district just made the call to work remotely.   I was so happy.   I CAN TOTALLY plan lesson plans, work with teachers, etc...from the comfort of my home.   
It's not good for students to be online all day too (research has stated)...which gives us time to relax in between being awesome teachers   :)

That is a really good idea, [...]! I need to check with the leave; we have it, but we get chewed out for using it. When I was unknowingly having interdose withdrawals, I looked into some stuff and it was just financially better to keep going to school. I paid a lot in my disability just to find out it wasn't all that great. Thanks, again :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 10:59:12 pm »
Hi, I canít believe you get chewed out for using leave. You need to know your rights and meet with your union leader. If they chew you out, who cares. You have rights!  And donít be afraid to use those rights. They can chew you out but thatís about it. If they cross the line, then they can be the ones in big trouble. At the moment, we are not able bodied...YET. We will be. Until then, utilize your rights within the workforce. I also want to tell you that I suffer from guilt. We all wish we could perform at full capacity. But now is the time to be selfish
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 12:21:57 am »
I'll jump in this group. I'm a teacher, librarian now actually. Been off benzos for 28 months now cold turkey and still feeling pretty lousy. From months 1 to 14, I was teaching high school English and ever since then I've been a librarian in a different district. I keep fixating on my job but it's more about not feeling like I fit in with my building principal and colleagues. I don't want to go back to work at all again and that's pretty much how I feel every summer for the past 10 years teaching, but it's been worse in withdrawal.
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[Buddie]

Re: Going Back to the Classroom Teachers
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 12:46:41 am »
Welcome, [...]!
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