What Else Can You Do With A Teaching Degree?

What else can you do with a teaching degree? Honestly, I NEVER wanted to be a teacher.  I didn’t play “school” growing up or fantasize about standing in front of a classroom of students.  In fact, it was a career choice I put in the ‘absolutely not’ column of my possible jobs when deciding in […]

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Why I Want To Quit Teaching

Teaching is a position with a lot of pressure and can be both mentally and emotionally draining. This is my story of why I want to quit teaching. I do not have the traditional teacher story, I never wanted to be a teacher growing up. In fact, I fought the calling for a long time. […]

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Best Ways To Get Extra Income For Teachers

The ability to earn extra income for teachers might be crucial for you to survive (or help cushion you as you get out of teaching). According to Salary.com, the average public school teacher in California makes $56,000. The EPI found that teachers earn 19% less than similarly skilled and educated professionals. If you LOVE teaching, […]

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Creating A Teacher Career Transition Timeline

Not sure when to start transitioning out of the classroom? Here is a what you need to know about creating a teacher career transition timeline. “If my teaching contract expires in June, exactly when should I start applying? If I interview in May and they aren’t able to hold the new position until my contract […]

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Why Teachers Quit (And The 5 Signs You Should Also)

By now you’ve heard the statistics: 44% of teachers quit within the first 5 years. This number is drilled into the heads of many first year teachers, causing even more additional stress. Newer teachers are 2 1/2 times more likely to quit than tenured teachers. On average 8% of teachers are leaving every year. I, […]

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“What Other Jobs Can Teachers Do?”

When I was looking to leave the classroom, I constantly found myself searching phrases like “what other jobs can teachers do?” or “careers that hire teachers.” For this article, I interviewed 5 different former teachers to learn about their new positions. Former Teacher Interview #1 “Like many educators, I left teaching because of the toll […]

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5 Ways To Survive A Terrible Year Teaching

Terrible Year Teaching If you are experiencing teacher burnout from a terrible year teaching, I reassure you that you are not alone. The mental (and often physical) toll that teaching can convey on a body is no game. Burnout is one of the top causes of teachers leaving the classroom.  I struggled with my final […]

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Transferable Skills Teachers Have

When communicating with teachers regarding their transition out of the classroom, the most urgent question I receive is for guidance translating their skills into corporate lingo. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry. You are definitely not alone. Teachers often see job postings without realizing how the requirements meet their experience. For example, if […]

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Top Jobs For Former Teachers in 2020

13 Top Jobs for Former Teachers What jobs for former teachers are out there? Many teachers find themselves suffering from burn out or unhappy in their career choice. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning I receive commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links. This is at no additional cost […]

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