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rats leaving a sinking ship

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Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99)
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 15:16:03 -0500

I had a revelation this week - one which I am not real thrilled with. I
once read awhile back about paddling up creek. (If you feel like you are,
then you are on the right track.) So I buckled down, bit the bullet and gave
my classes my best shot. Listening to my peers over the past few days I
beginning to feel empty again. One teacher is ready to leave. She has
applied for another position elsewhere. Another teacher (who the principal
deems an "effective teacher") is beginning to look elsewhere, too. Our staff
is small. Two losses would be tremendous. Rumor has it others are thinking
about leaving as well. This is a district-wide problem, as I gather.
Turnover is worse than the smell of rotting meat. I know look around and see
everyone leaving. I can't help but remember the saying about rats leaving a
sinking ship.
How does one deal with this? I beginning to feel deserted and hopeless.
I am not sure how to reinvigorate myself and give one hundred percent again.
In turn, I can't help but wonder if I should make the same move. Any ideas
would be most appreciated.

Jennifer in Michigan

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