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How to take your teaching career to the next level

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TEACHING is an often underrated profession. Teachers are expected to constantly change things due to ever changing standards and curriculum requirements.

They have to do more with fewer resources. Teachers often spend long hours at school and at home developing lesson plans and gathering materials for their classes, and usually aren’t compensated or even recognized for those extra efforts.

Dedicated teachers give it their all because they love what they do. They love helping to make a difference in the lives of their students. They enjoy seeing the smiles on their faces as they start to understand the facts and concepts being taught in their classes. Teachers are usually some of the first positive role models in a young child’s life.

For some teachers, they are always looking ways to grow. There is a lot of information dedicated to this subject. You can go online to learn about possibilities to teach overseas and other opportunities that may interest you. You can also keep your resume active on different job boards and search them regularly to find openings that may meet your needs and qualifications.

If you are a teacher and are not satisfied where you’re at with where you’re at.

Here are a few helpful hints to help take your teaching career to the next level

1. Colleges and universities

If you have a master’s degree or better, teaching at a four year or vocational college is a great way to make a fresh start. Many colleges and universities routinely post job openings as departments expand, demand increases for certain classes or fields of study and as tenured professors retire.

2. Personal tutoring

There are more and more companies that have started business in recent years who are focused on personal tutoring. Learning academies and online tutoring are great opportunities to provide one on one instruction for students who haven’t had as much success in traditional school systems. Many of these institutions offer flexible hours, and even allow teachers to work from home at times.

3. Libraries and media technology

Even though people are getting more of their information online, there is always plenty of demand for librarians and media technicians. A master’s degree in library science is usually required for many of these positions. There are many opportunities in this field at both school and public libraries.

4. Training manager

Many former teachers have made successful transitions into the business world. Companies are constantly looking for people who can train new hires or manage different groups of employees. Working as a training or sales manager or in the human resources field are just some of the many possible opportunities that are out there.

5. School administration

If you enjoy teaching and the school system that you work for, consider looking into becoming a school administrator. Many teachers move on to become assistant or head principals or even school district superintendents. You’ll have to deal with a lot more administrative tasks on a day to day basis, but if you love the work and the chance to move ahead in your career, the extra effort and attention to detail is well worth it.

These are just some of the many possible ways to advance your teaching career to the next level. There are always jobs in politics, personal coaching, writing, counseling, sales and other career fields as well. Take some time to evaluate your current position. What are the things that you like and dislike about your job? Then, take some time to consider the types of jobs that can best meet your aptitudes and interests. If you feel like you’re in a dead-end career and your talents are going to waste, then it’s time to see what else is out there. There are plenty of jobs where you can still make a difference in young lives and still have a great sense of accomplishment and purpose in your work. Teachers help to make a more educated, brighter world.

 

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