So. You are ready to leave education. What’s next?
Many educators are turning a new leaf as the covid pandemic adds additional stress and strain on teachers and learners. Just like an addiction the first step is stating that you have a problem.
Many teachers have identified the troubles with this career but have accepted that after a year of less structured “remote learning” they just can not go back. While it may sound silly to abandon the job security of education during a pandemic, many teachers are burnt out and demoralized, ready for a change.
Where do we go from here? We soul search, pray, and apply. While it may seem difficult to translate our jobs into the corporate world, any educator has the organization, long range thinking, and management of 30+ hooligans. I think those skills are in high demand.
Search for the positions to train others, to write curriculum, to invest in your interests. Simply because your degree certifies you to heard cats, that doesn’t mean you do not have other strengths.
If we feel compelled to speak on this more, please leave a comment or like! Teachers gotta teach, but what’s another teacher ranting and raving as an outlet from their workplace trauma? – Me. The stories I could tell. Care to listen?
Thank you very much. It has been fun to begin this process.
I would love to visit Alaska! I have heard wonderful things.
So far, Alaska.
Often, it takes a season of transition to remind us of our goals. As a school teacher, the last day of school and the first day are often the hardest moments for reflection. As I sit in my classroom for the final time this year, I am reminded of all that I hoped to achieve over the past 180 school days.
So you have decided to make the leap. You have accepted that intervention in necessary. Isn’t acceptance the first step? Well, I am with you and currently traveling through the many tasks and todo lists that make up the “work up”. Below is my story and experience.
So when I get the above question, from now I am saying that Success cannot be defined. We use the word success as if its a trophy. One that is always out of reach. We pin this word to other people hoping we could one day compare. Instead of all the synonyms like accomplishment of achievement, I plan to reframe this word as “content”. If we are happy or even content with our progress and our achievements, then we are successful.