If you are reading this then it is probably because you don’t know what to do next. It may be that you need someone to help you with ideas. It may be that your self-esteem and self-confidence are low. If so, it may be worth considering getting some coaching and mentoring from people who will be able to build upon and improve your self-belief or help get you thinking about others jobs that you could do.
Changing career is very time-consuming and you may experience a range of emotions. There may be the shock of realising that you’re not going to be able to teach until retirement. You may be scared of leaving teaching telling yourself, “I can’t afford a pay cut!” You may also be thinking, “What can I do? All I can do is teach!” Read more about the range of emotions when changing career in my section on the Change Curve.
If you’re thinking of leaving teaching then the Thinking of Leaving Teaching Group might be a good place to get some ideas. It is a safe place for people to ask for help and advice, discuss topics and share opinions about jobs you can do if you leave teaching.
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