I did not mean experienced as teachers, I meant experienced in
life...having held other jobs because that was what the hiring manager
was complaining about.
I still don't buy it though that all of the unhappy teachers are just
malcontents. You younguns are too young to remember that book the
Happy Hook r from the 70's. I was just a kid but I remember thinking
even then, 'to each their own but I doubt that job makes very many
women happy.' Even in grade school I wasn't easy to pull a fast one
Yes, I think there are some happy teachers. I think how many happy
teachers depends on the district, the school, and the subject area. I
think it is a roll of the dice.
Instead of completely discounting either the happy teachers or the
miserable ones, I would try to figure out what the conditions are that
might be affecting their experience and try to obtain good conditions