Dear future-former teachers

Are you questioning if teaching is really for you? My journey out of teaching and into a career I love.

Jasmine Rosen

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Learning objective: Teachers seeking alternative career paths will be able to let go of feeling “stuck” in a career they can’t see themselves doing forever.

As we start a school new year amidst this pandemic, I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had over the past week that ended with, “Aren’t you glad you aren’t a teacher anymore?!” With all the crazy stuff that’s going on in the world and everyone’s finite amount of “F’s-to-be-given” already pretty much spent, teachers are starting the school year feeling demoralized, under-valued, and looking for alternative careers. In this post I’m going to share the 5 steps I took on the journey to find my true calling outside of teaching.

1. Endure or evacuate

Everyone deserves a career they feel valued and appreciated. Although there may be a shortage of quality teachers, there is also a shortage of adults modeling the value of listening to one’s personal needs. Being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle where you can emotionally show up for others is something we need to address more often. I wrote this blog post not to try to take away good teachers from our students, but to relieve…

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Jasmine Rosen

Product designer. Forever learner and sharer. View my work at jasminerosen.com. Follow me at @jasminenrosen.