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What to do?

September 29th, 2014 at 05:03 am

I have to admit I have reached the point that I will have to start planning for a second career. I definitely feel like a career in public school education will not do the trick for me long-term. Don't get me wrong, I still put forth a good effort to reach my students and earn my salary honestly, but between endless and simply useless paperwork, unreasonable deadlines and student apathy, I am feeling burnt out.

I was thinking of trying to open up my own business where I can use my bilingual skills. Any ideas?

6 Responses to “What to do?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I have a sister who is a kindergarten teacher...I don't think she will last long term at it either. Good luck finding the next career.

  2. nhgirl1970 Says:

    I got burned out from teaching in the public schools. I have my own tutoring business now, but am considering if I will continue after this year. The income is just way too variable for my liking, but aside from that is has been more rewarding than teaching in the classroom.

    I have considered looking into being an academic advisor at one of our colleges. I have a friend who is doing it and he loves it.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    My brother-in-law worked as a translator after he retired from teaching Spanish. I believe he worked for a phone company, not sure about the details, sorry!

  4. laura Says:

    I second the translator work. You could see about working with an adoption agency that does international adoptions specializing in Central/South American placements. Good luck! Smile

  5. snafu Says:

    Another option for teachers is as trainers for the larger firms or develop your own Customer Training seminars for smaller business to buy your services. I wrote and delivered a course called 'Coping Effectively with Difficult People as a Saturday AM seminar, advertised as a Continuing Educ. program. for several years. It was a joy to see super motivated adults nod in agreement, looking forward to using a new way of thinking to solve problems.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I get where you're coming from. Believe me. With bilingual skills I would imagine you have many options open to you - like some of the others mentioned, translating could be one.

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