1. New Career Options
If you still aren’t quite sure what direction you want to head, these are some of the best getting started resources for you to explore:
- Free quiz: What career outside of the classroom is right for you? – many of you have taken this quiz, but if you got FWDed this email make sure you start here!
- Top careers that hire teachers Another getting started blog for anyone just finding my resources recently.
- My story of leaving teaching My personal experience in educational consulting and instructional design, and why I left teaching due to a toxic work environment.
- Former teacher turned software engineer A great interview for anyone who needs to overcome impostor syndrome with ANY career path!
- Former teacher turned real estate agent This is great even if you want to start this work part-time or over the summer!
- Former teacher turned human resources manager
- Why teachers make great instructional designers with IDOL courses
- More interviews with former teachers on The Teacher Career Coach Podcast
2. Resume Writing
Curious why you aren’t landing a lot of interviews? There is likely a lot of competition and your resume might not be helping you stand out above the rest. Check out these resources ASAP to get support.
- Teacher Career Change Resume – this blog will help you get started with best practices ASAP
- An interview with our resume writer about best practices – we talk about some of the biggest mistakes that teachers commonly make outside of the classroom.
3. For Those Staying in Teaching Another Year
I want you to find happiness inside or outside of the classroom. Here are my best resources for those struggling but staying in the field next year.
- Sustainable teaching practices for next year that can help you shave 11 hours off your average teaching workweek
- Stop saying yes to everything and prioritizing your own self-care
- How to battle your teacher guilt
- A chat with a therapist about the emotional baggage that comes with helper positions, like teaching
- Start freelancing to earn extra money and add new skillsets –
4. If You Are Just Not Sure What Direction To Take:
This is a huge choice and NOT one to be taken lightly. Here are my best resources to help you get started!
- Weighing the pros and cons of leaving teaching during the pandemic
- I hate teaching, but what else should I do?
- What if I land a position mid-year next year, should I break contract?