Maybe You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Since I help teachers who are experiencing burnout find alternative careers, I am often asked the question, “What else can I do besides teach?” And my answer is, “That depends. What would you like to do?” It isn’t a trick question, yet it seems to stump more people than it doesn’t. The frequency with which […]

Gut Check: Attention Teachers — Are You Excited about Going Back to School?

    Summer is flying by! The fourth of July is already a memory.   Perhaps you still have that summer vacation to the beach ahead of you. You still have a lot of summer left! But if you are a teacher, I bet you have already begun to think going back to school. I urge […]

[CASE STUDY] Success Story of Deanna’s Career Transition from Classroom Teacher to Mathnasium Director

This is a case study of how one teacher transitioned from the classroom into another professional endeavor with help from Career Transition & Job Search Coach, Kitty Boitnott, Ph.D., NBCT.

Enjoy Your Summer–But What Happens This Fall?

Ah, summer vacation! For the teacher who doesn’t have to work to cover the rent until she receives the next school paycheck, it’s fabulous. Freedom. You get to sleep in…no alarm clocks for you. You get to take your time getting ready for the day. There are no school bells marking off the day period […]

Are You Ready for a Job or Career Change?

Change can be hard. Any kind of change can be hard. Just think about the last time you decided to lose that 10 pounds that keep bugging you. Feeling like it’s time to make a change is one thing. Actually making the change is a different thing altogether. No wonder people stay stuck in jobs […]

4 Critical Mistakes that Hold Most Teachers Back From Finding a New Career Path

I have thought a lot about what teachers who want to make a career change should do to successfully change careers. The longer you have taught, the more difficult the transition may be. You need to understand the moving parts of the job search process if you want to be successful. You also need to appreciate […]

Stress Management Tools for Teachers: 7 Tips for Surviving the Rest of This Year

Are you a stressed out teacher just hanging on until the end of the school year? Learn how to manage your stress more effectively and enjoy the final weeks of school.

Another Resource for Teachers Headed for Burnout (But Not There Yet)

I mentioned in my last post that I am always on the lookout for a new resource for teachers who are feeling the pain and confusion of burnout. I found another one that you might find of interest. It is The Happy Teacher Habits:  11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth, by Michael […]

#1 Thing You Need To Know if You are Thinking about Changing Your Career

I am obsessed with the notion of being a “Career ‘Makeover’ Coach.” I think the reason for this is that I want to help people who find themselves at a career crossroads figure out what they want to do that will be perfect for them because I think work to be fun and fulfilling! I […]

Developing Healthy Habits for 2016

  My mom used to say that if you had your health, you had everything you needed. She was a nurse, and she had seen people lose their health and subsequently lose jobs, families, and even their lives. She was a great proponent of preventative health care. She urged me to keep regular check ups […]