Giving yourself a title

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  1. Jem

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    If you could design a business card for yourself, and part of that design process was giving yourself a title beyond 'educator' or 'teacher', what would you call yourself?

    Think about everything your job encompasses, and then try to sum it in one title. Challenging!

    I'm being promoted at my office to Manager of Training and Development. This means I'm officially back in education-I'm in charge of training new employees, creating motivational programs for veteran employees, finding an evaluation system, working with our International office to meet their needs, conduct client trainings, research other companies' training programs and create an online resource library of all our training materials.

    And I have to give myself a title that speaks more to this than Manager of Training and Development. For example, a co-worker that is developing our Help Center is the Help Content Guru.

    I'm curious what you would 'name' yourself as someone who juggles working with students, developing curriculum, leading school groups, collaborating with colleagues, researching innovative teaching techniques, etc.

    On my personal cards I have 'Educational Imagineer', but I can't use that officially as Disney has Imagineer copyrighted.
     
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  3. GoldenPoppy

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    I don't like cutesy so 4th Grade Teacher and Dean of Lower School work for me.
     
  4. Gareth

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    How about 'collaboration officer' or 'education designer'.
     
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    If I were actually designing cards for myself, I'd be an Educator since the word is from what I read and see on a daily basis the most professional/appropriate word for such things. Personally, however, I hate the word - it brings to mind my student teaching methods classes where we did a lot of congratulating ourselves for being selfless educators while sharing our Me Bags. I'd rather my cards just say Rockstar Teacher and leave it at that. :-D
     
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    Staff developer

    Professional development coach

    ...although I do :love: ciounou's suggestion of rock star.:D

    I may have misread your post, Jem...I thought you were looking for a new name for your position...
     
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    I adore this!
     
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    I'm not a fan of "educator."

    Somehow, it always seems like the worst kids in the class are the children of "educators." The kids of "teachers" on the other hand, are frequently a delight.

    I would be happy with "teacher." It says what it needs to say.
     
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    Mother, sister, motivator, wife, teacher and friend!
     
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    I don't like cutsey either, so Second Grade Teacher works for me. By the way, CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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    I like 'professional educator'...and my kids are delightful.:love:
     
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    I read this earlier today and have spent some time trying to think of different titles.

    I still feel "Teacher" says all that needs to be said...at least for me.
     
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    Mrs. JustMe, Professional Educator

    or

    Mrs. JustMe, Educator Extraordinaire (just 'cause it sounds fun :))

    or

    Mrs. JustMe, Transitional Education Specialist
    (or something like that....first year of middle school)
     
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    I love these! Rockstar is awesome.

    Our team is called WeRock. While it makes zero sense out of context, it does add an element of fun to the day when the company refers to us. ;)

    Got my official offer this afternoon, although I technically don't start full time until Feb. 1st. Although I've been working full time on this position since October. :rolleyes:
     
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    ;)Truly we would need several cards: Teacher, Educational Advocate, Parent Educator, Staff Development Specialist, Interventionist, Nurse, PE Teacher, Guide, Nutrition/Dietary Consultant, Accountability Manager, Statistician, Textbook-Forgotten Early-Response System, Life Skills Coach...and probably several more that I am neglecting; but out of them all - I think TEACHER sums it up nicely!
     
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    I think you should use Aficionado as part of it, since that's your "level" on the forums!

    I like pedagogist. :)
     
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    On days like today: Foster Mom, Nutritionist, Learning coach, Life coach, social worker, child therapist, nurse, injury prevention specialist:dizzy:



    but I guess "Teacher" covers that, doesn't it?
     
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    I'd either go with Educational Coordinator or Success Facilitator :p
     
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    Pedagogue Plenipotentiary?
    Mindbender?

    (Don't mind me; it's been a loooong day, and I'm a little loopy.)
     
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    Gate-keeper?

    Babysitter?

    Preliminary Parole Officer?


    :lol:
     
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    Though I am creative, I always opt for "Fourth Grade Teacher" because that is who I am. Sure, I am a teacherista, likely a rock star (just kidding) who is a "Jackie of many trades", rocking my psychedelic rainbow sneakers on Fridays, but "fourth grade teacher" sums all of THAT up. :cool:
     

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