[Case Study] Meet Angie Crockwell, a Teacher Who Found Her Passion Again

Meet Angie Crockwell, a music teacher who came to me for help with her job search early in 2017. She was on a sabbatical from her job as an elementary school band teacher when she found me and reached out to me for assistance with her job search. In spite of her passion for music, […]

Teaching is Stressful

Here's What You Can Do About It

When teachers call me about burnout, it isn’t always because they are burned out with their students. Most of them admit that they still love their kids. In fact, they will say, “If I could just be left alone to teach, I’d be okay. It’s all the other stuff that I can’t take anymore.”

Speaking to the Issue of Teacher Burnout as a Guest on the “Always a Lesson” Podcast

A few months ago, I went in search of people who are offering podcasts related to education, and I found that there are many. In fact, many of them are connected through the Education Podcast Network. I reached out to a number of these individuals and connected with them through LinkedIn so I could follow their […]

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 […]

Yes, Teachers Do Need Freedom, But Few Feel They Have It

This post is inspired by a recent article in The Atlantic on “Why Teachers Need Their Freedom.” In this post, the author agrees wholeheartedly, but she fears that few teachers feel that they have any freedoms left to them at all.

A Major Challenge Teachers Face as School is Starting

I have to say I do not envy teachers who are headed back to school this fall, and for those who are already at it, I hope you are doing okay. What is happening in the country at the moment is hard enough for adults to understand. I cannot imagine trying to explain it to […]

It’s “Back to School” Time!

It’s “Back to School” time! Sales for school supplies, school clothes and shoes have all started. Even if the school doesn’t start for you until after Labor Day, you have already started thinking about going back, I bet. In my last post, I recommended that if you are a teacher and you are contemplating your return […]

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 […]