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Disillusionment PhaseAfter six to eight weeks of nonstop work and stress, new teachers enter the disillusionment phase. The intensity and length of the phase varies among new teachers. The extensive time commitment, the realization that things are probably not going as smoothly as they want, and low morale contribute to this period of disenchantment. New teachers begin questioning both their commitment and their competence. Many new teachers get sick during this phase.
Compounding an already difficult situation is the fact that new teachers are confronted with several new events during this time frame. They are faced with back-to-school night, parent conferences, and their first formal evaluation by the site administrator. Each of these important milestones places an already vulnerable individual in a very stressful situation.
During the disillusionment phase, classroom management is a major source of distress. New teachers want to focus more time on curriculum and less on classroom management and discipline.
At this point, the accumulated stress of the first year teachers, coupled with months of excessive time allotted to teaching, often bring complaints from family and friends. This is a very difficult and challenging phase for new entrants into the profession. They express self-doubt, have lower self-esteem, and question their profession commitment. In fact, getting through this phase may be the toughest challenge new teachers face.
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Just got to hold out until winter break…and then March…

Anyone noticing that in June and July it peaks back up to anticipation? This is my 2nd year riding this roller coaster and I’m wondering which year of teaching will break this cycle.

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Disillusionment Phase
After six to eight weeks of nonstop work and stress, new teachers enter the disillusionment phase. The intensity and length of the phase varies among new teachers. The extensive time commitment, the realization that things are probably not going as smoothly as they want, and low morale contribute to this period of disenchantment. New teachers begin questioning both their commitment and their competence. Many new teachers get sick during this phase.

Compounding an already difficult situation is the fact that new teachers are confronted with several new events during this time frame. They are faced with back-to-school night, parent conferences, and their first formal evaluation by the site administrator. Each of these important milestones places an already vulnerable individual in a very stressful situation.

During the disillusionment phase, classroom management is a major source of distress. New teachers want to focus more time on curriculum and less on classroom management and discipline.

At this point, the accumulated stress of the first year teachers, coupled with months of excessive time allotted to teaching, often bring complaints from family and friends. This is a very difficult and challenging phase for new entrants into the profession. They express self-doubt, have lower self-esteem, and question their profession commitment. In fact, getting through this phase may be the toughest challenge new teachers face.

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Just got to hold out until winter break…and then March…

Anyone noticing that in June and July it peaks back up to anticipation? This is my 2nd year riding this roller coaster and I’m wondering which year of teaching will break this cycle.

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    Wisconsin Education Association Council, “Phases of First-Year Teaching”:
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    Phases
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    Describes my life right now!
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    Anyone noticing that in June and July it peaks back up to anticipation? This is my 2nd year riding this roller coaster...
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    So true!
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    As a second year teacher, I must say that this definitely rang true with me in my classes last year. But here’s the good...
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    It’s a teeny bit easier your second year. It’s still hard. Really hard. But you’ve done it before and you know you...
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  18. princesspoverty said: So, this might have been a timely post. Um, I was really jazzed about having jury duty today.
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    We just talked about this article yesterday in our First-Year Teacher PD. I feel like I’m in between Survival and...
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