I can hear those words as clearly now as the day one of my college professors blurted them out. You’ll never make it as a teacher. I was so crushed by what he said, and I still have days where those words weigh me down (don't worry; there's more to that story, including a happy ending). Words have ... Read More about 5 Things You Need to Hear RIGHT NOW!
It started out so different... Sheer joy mixed with a few nerves and a touch of nausea… that’s how I felt on my first day of teaching. And now, here I am 22 years later and leaving this career for the next. And the feelings are similar yet so different at the same time. The unknown can be scary ... Read More about How Do I Walk Away From Teaching?
Just an ELA teacher?? NO WAY!! Tired, frustrated, and ready to walk away but too scared to do it? I’ve been there, but I can tell you after spending 22 years in the ELA classroom that there’s hope and joy just waiting for you in your next career. Too often I walked around my classroom at the end ... Read More about Top 12 Legit Jobs for ELA Teachers
Some great advice from a former teacher turned Data Specialist-- she left teaching and you can, too! Today we're hearing from Jenna W. who left teaching and became a Data Specialist. Jenna will tell us about her search for a new career as well as the many perks of her new position. Thanks for ... Read More about Leaving the Classroom: From Teacher to Data Specialist
This former teacher is now a private math tutor and baker -- and here's her advice to you! Today we're talking to former teacher turned private tutor and baker, Julie _________. Julie's here to talk to us about what it took for her to leave teaching and what she's doing now. Thanks for being here, ... Read More about A Teacher, a Tutor… a Baker?!