Alternatives to Classroom

Discussion in 'Special Interests' started by frogger, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. frogger

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    Anyone have suggestions or ideas of how to get out of the classroom but stay in education? I'm not sure about going into administration either...just burnt out on teaching and all the "other stuff" that goes with it that really has nothing to do with teaching children.
     
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    I am considering going to work for a company that offers Title 1 tutoring in schools. Basically, a resource class position but without all the hassles of being a classroom teacher. Since the services are provided by a private company, none of the school requirements apply...no extra duties, no school meetings, no standards based and testing requirements, no micro-managing by administration, etc.
     
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    I work for a private tutoring company. The full-time students use online curricula. The tutoring isn't remedial, just the average range of students' abilities. It is expensive and hourly pay for tutors is good. We are employees, but have no benefits.
     
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    I'm looking into graduate programs in education policy and research, as well as nonprofit organizations that focus on those things. So far, I've had no luck in finding a position that pays as well as teaching without needing to go get that doctoral degree, and I missed the deadlines to apply for graduate programs for next school year. I'm still looking though!

    I've also considered looking into private educational publishing companies, but I'm not sure I want to move for a job like that, nor do I necessarily want to go work for one of the companies that may or may not be contributing to the decline of public education.

    I'm curious to see what other ideas are out there...
     
  6. mkbren88

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    I'm looking into corporate trainer positions and also telecommuting positions through either a college for a student mentor position or through a textbook publishing company. I have my masters in Educational Leadership but I'm not sure I'm ready to jump into that role yet. I have young children and I'm looking for something that will allow me more time with my sons without all the unneeded stress and take home work.
     
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    What are you other interests or hobbies? I've heard the recent pay scale. Money wise, you could probably do just about anything else without the stress.
     
  8. czacza

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    This is an old thread. What have you heard about 'the recent pay scale' ? Varies geographically, but teachers are well paid in many areas. I, personally, would lose A LOT of money by an entry level position doing 'just about anything else'.
     
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