Moving From Teacher to Private Employee:Tips on How to Start the Process

Last week, over 300 Chicago teachers lost their jobs. Every year, teachers leave the profession for a myriad of reasons, but then come back because the private sector doesn’t seem to recognize our skills outside the classroom. Doesn’t matter the reason for not being in the classroom anymore, being jobless with a background in teaching [...]

By | 2017-08-27T09:20:18+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Interviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Revamping Your Resume for a Career Change

Almost three years ago, I wrote an article entitled, "Jobs For Teachers Who Leave the Profession" about the various jobs teachers could do outside of being in the classroom. After being shared over 1,000,000 times, I figured we should do an update about HOW teachers can transition into jobs that seem unattainable for a teacher. Over [...]

Fridays: A Teacher Confessional

Rebecca Black took a student's perspective with her song "Friday," focusing on the last day of the work week, where she wrote after "gettin' down on a Friday, everyone's looking forward to the weekend." So, what about teachers' perspectives on Friday? We asked our writers and readers, and here's how they claimed to end the week: [...]

Transition Time: Finding the Right School Fit Over Summer

Summer means leaving a school for greener pastures for many educators, but how is one to know if the new school is going to be better? Here’s a brief checklist I’ve used during interviews in years past to figure out whether a school is a possible home or a major flop: 1. Outlook and attitude [...]

Supplemental Education and the New SAT: Part 2

  This is the second part of a two-part interview with Supplemental Education and Test Preparation expert Akil Bello.  In Part 1, Akil discussed test preparation education and his work with students. In this Part 2, Akil shares his professional review of the new SAT and how classroom teachers can help their high school students be [...]

By | 2016-11-01T13:59:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Featured, Instruction&Curriculum, Interviews|0 Comments