Whenever someone contacts me about my writing, it’s almost always because they think I’m selling sex (whencrazymeetSEXhaustion…
Over the years, I’ve written several articles about my switch from classroom to computer. I’m honest about the pros and cons, and dedicated a large chunk of my book to my experiences in virtual education. That said, I am by no means trying to pull quality educators out of the classroom.
I am pro-public education, but I’m also pro-You-Do-You.
For a zillion different reasons, teaching just doesn’t work out for some, and that’s okay. So if you’re currently considering transitioning out of the traditional classroom, but you’re not sure what to do next, keep reading.
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What else can I do with this degree?” or “Is there a way to stay connected to the world of education if I leave the classroom?” you should know your options!
Maybe you’re looking to change jobs altogether (teacher to real estate agent?) or maybe you’re just trying to find a side hustle that helps pay the bills. Maybe you’re not even in the field of education, but at this point in your career, you’re wondering how in the world you’ll go about making this change. Whatever the case, I’ve got you. Actually, Daphne’s got you:
Allow me to introduce the brilliant Daphne Williams, creator of the Teacher Career Coach Course.
The Teacher Career Coach Course offers practical advice, tools, and resources for all teachers. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to teaching or 15 years in, the course is right for you. Daphne provides resume examples and job ideas for different levels of experience, and she reminds us how all that classroom experience translates into real-world value. Basically, Daphne has done all the legwork for us by collecting professional resources and expert how-to’s, alphabetizing them for our convenience (the extensive list of ed companies alone, including notes on remote opportunities!!, is worth its weight in hot coffee), and showing us how to put ourselves back on the market. I love that about Daphne.
I completed the course and am happy to report I learned so many new things! I feel empowered now having all this invaluable information at my fingertips. There’s so much to know, so much to do, and Daphne chunks it (of course a teacher does) to make it more accessible and less overwhelming. When you’re done with the course, you, too, will feel empowered to make whatever move you’ve been planning. You’ll be armed with professional networking tips, ideas for supplemental or passive income, exit and “Big Fish” strategies, best practices for connecting online, and answers to all those questions that have been clunking around in your brain. For instance:
Do you know: where’s the best place to publish your work for quick visibility and creating connections?
Even though the course is geared toward educators, the information is applicable to anyone looking for a new/different job, regardless of their current field. The content is relevant and timely, as Daphne is constantly adding to it. Give up on Google. Ignore Indeed. Why exhaust yourself with all that research when this course serves up everything you need to better market yourself and land a job that makes you happy? Ain’t nobody got time for that nonsense.
Invest in yourself.
Do it. Sign up. Even if you’re not ready to make the move tomorrow, at least prepare yourself and learn something new now. You’ll never regret prioritizing your happiness and, contrary to way too many stressed out Americans, it’s absolutely possible to have a job that doesn’t make you want to cry every day.
Real talk: Daphne reached out to me on LinkedIn (you need to create your profile ASAP if you don’t already have one!) and asked me to help her help teachers. After I completed the course, I absolutely saw the value in what she was offering and was all HECK YEAH I’M IN! She has compensated me for my help and made me an affiliate, so if you sign up for her course using my link (HERE!!), I’ll make a little cash money. And that’s how it goes, you guys. Teaching > networking > side hustles > extra cash. Good luck!