Thinking of Leaving Teaching?

What Else Can You Do? – People Who Can Help You

If you’re thinking of leaving teaching, it may be because you’ve experienced bullying in a toxic school. You may have disagreed with damning feedback from observations, but still been managed out through “support plans” from an incompetent leadership team. You may have become so exhausted, stressed and/or depressed that your physical and mental health are now suffering.

Changing career is very time-consuming and you may experience a range of emotions. Initially, 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!” Your self-esteem may be low, your self-confidence may be low and you may be thinking, “What can I do? All I can do is teach!” These are your biggest barriers to happiness!

A Leaving Teaching Change Curve, adapted from the five stages of grief identified by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

It may be worth considering getting some coaching from a qualified life coach who will be able to build upon and improve your self-esteem, self-belief and self-confidence. This page will list people who can help you through the career change curve if you are feeling negative.

Contact me if you would like you business to be added to the list.

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