Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by NewTeacher2016, Sep 30, 2018.
Sep 30, 2018
Two of my friends gave up teaching last year. Neither regrets the decision. One had taught under 10 years and one under 15 years. Hope you enjoy your new career.
What made you go into teaching?
Y'know, after having a horrible last year and talking about how much I love my new school (and I do), I still have these thoughts about leaving the career sooner rather than later. Not run-away thoughts, but definitely along the lines of "What else is out there?"
We’re you teaching in a parochial school?
Congrats you all! I may be in the same boat next year. I love teaching but maybe want to see what else is out there too!
Oct 2, 2018
I can think of no greater impact than teaching
Agreed, and not in a snarky kind of way. A good teacher can impact many generations to come.
I don't think that teachers should be expected to "save the world" in any manner - it's an unrealistic expectation. But you do impact a lot of lives.
There are plenty of other professions that you could say the same about. A medical researcher, working on a malaria vaccine, has the opportunity to affect millions of lives as well. Most highly effective professionals have a story about a good teacher who helped them or inspired them along the way. And all in all, it's better to find a job that you love where you can be impactful in your own way than to stay in one you don't love.
Congratulations, OP, on your new ventures! It's nice you've been able to experience teaching and also nice you're able to try other things as well. I hope as you move into your next career you'll be able to continue being an advocate for education (it sounds like this got you into teaching in the first place).
Oct 6, 2018
Good for you and I wish you success with your career change!
Might I inquire what the new career will be? I plan to eventually go into administration and then work at the county district-office level. I’d like it be something involving STEM Leadership.
I’m so excited for you!
Nice! How did you get into that?
FMP what do you mean by county-district office? Like a school district office or something else?
Well, congratulations! What are you duties going to be? And I hope they offer you great benefits and a six-figure salary!!!
I may not be using the correct terminology, but I would like to work at a school district (in a county some place) where I could be a director for a district-wide STEM program, if that makes sense.
If you or anyone know what the correct job title is, then please feel free to let me know what it is! I’d like to do some research to see what said job qualifications are.
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