As a fellow teacher, I cannot thank you enough for this article. You have touched an emotion which everybody has to face alone.
I have been asking myself this question for about six months now. I really used to love teaching, but for the past six months I have been distrusting students far more than I used to. I was heart-broken the way you mention. I became a grumpy fellow and some part of me wanted to hang my shoes. I have recovered myself quite a bit over the past couple of months, thanks to a couple of students who guided me towards normalcy. I can’t really know if I will be as good as I was, but I can attest to the fact that the procedure was painful.
Just the realization that people have been through this, will make it easier for one to relate.
Sincerest thank you.