I am desperately seeking the end of my teaching career! I am a first year high school world history teacher. I am just at my wits end with this job. I wouldn't say that I am having a horrible year or anything-- for the most part things are going pretty smoothly (except for a LOT of talking in my classes, and blatant ignoring me when I ask them not to). I just don't think I am cut out to be a teacher and am not sure why I thought it would be a good fit for me. I enjoy people, and interacting with them, I just don't like standing in front of 25 teenagers at a time, trying to be exciting and interesting all the time, and trying to APPEAR as though I am under control when in fact I am panicking inside! I didn't like high schoolers even when I was IN high school-- I just think a lot of them are irresponsible and rude. So I don't know what was going through my head to sign up to return to it once again. I am actually in a pretty good school, like my dept. head, like my principal, etc., I just don't like the JOB itself. I would like to go into school media or counseling, or something where I can work with kids one on one, not all at once, something quieter and more PEACEFUL when I am in more in control of my day to day life. I don't want to hold out until June, but I KNOW it will look bad if I quit now, in November. Has anybody had any experience with this and tried to look for another job? Finances are not an issue for me-- its more an issue of "can i escape without burning bridges"?