Hi allI just got qualified as a history/geography teacher and am currently doing some teaching in Asia. I love my international job but I know the students and admin are very different. Teachers are respected here and classroom management is minimal.All the posts on here about the western teaching system seem so negative and awful… Mental breakdowns, anxiety, depression, and lots of posts about quitting or regretting teaching. Reading all this has me filled with self-doubt and has left me questioning if I made the right career choice. It’s a bit of a scary prospect because there are not many other jobs I know of that history majors can go into other than teaching.Does anyone have any supportive words or advice for a new teacher?TLDR: Reading this sub too much, filled with dread about teaching in North America
You’re amongst the lucky few with the opportunity of an international teaching experience.It’s a big plus on your resume.Make the most of it,enjoy this time and network with more people who are likeminded like you.There would always be subs for any and everything but for your mental health sake don’t dwell on them.I wish you the best.