How many years do you think you have left in you? I just started reading an article that states that the average length of a teaching career in the US is now 11 years and that a quarter of new teachers leave within their first 5! I have to admit that the report sounds very negative and uses some heavily-weighted language, but I found this quote particularly cutting: "Burnouts remain in teaching as “strong insensitives” who are able to cope with the debilitating problems faced by their students and the negative conditions of work in dysfunctional bureaucracies because they no longer take their failures as a sign of any personal inadequacies. They have become detached job-holders who feel neither responsible nor accountable for students’ behavior, learning, or anything else. Their only goal is to do the minimum required to remain employed" I have to admit, I know a few teachers like that. How much do you see/feel burnout in your career?