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.
The career of teaching is unique in that it is one of the only jobs of which I know that allows you to complete a full cycle, experience a period of rest and practically complete separation from the job, and then the start of a brand new cycle each year. If there is any job like […]
Teacher burnout is on the rise and yet no one seems to care.
A recent article on an impending teacher shortage reminded me why I left teaching and why I help those who want to leave.
I have been away from this blog for too long for personal reasons, but I am back.
Both of the national teachers’ unions, NEA and AFT, have declared their official, collective frustration and disapproval of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. This article succinctly articulates the reasons for their frustration and outlines the false and misleading narrative that Mr.Duncan has been using ever since he stepped into the role of Secretary of Education. He […]
Shocker: Texas Lifts Enrollment Caps on K12.
I ran across this article that popped up because I have a strong interest in issues related to teacher transition, and this was offered through Google Alerts. The post starts with this paragraph: “Common Core has certainly changed the K-12 classroom scene in its short implementation and perhaps the group that has suffered the most […]
I have stated on many occasions that I don’t have an opinion yet about the pros and cons of Common Core. I am aware of the controversy, and I know that I respect the opinion of those who are most concerned about the validity of the standards and how they are being used–or misused–as the […]
I just ran across an article entitled, “Teachers ‘Persist Where Others would Lose Hope.’” The article can be found here. The article is written by Isabel Song, a high school junior in Colorado Springs, Colorado and it was posted in “Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable,” a part of Education Week Teacher. Isabel recognizes how hard teachers […]