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My Career Crisis

Teaching Has Driven Me Crazy

Season 2, Ep. 5

School teachers are under so much pressure to deliver on educational targets and the emotional wellbeing of our children. At 50 years old, english teacher Judy finds herself overwhelmed and unhappy, but what else can she do?

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  • 9. What Other People Think

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