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Here at Teacher Shift, hosts Ali Simon and JoDee Scissors unpack one of the toughest questions educators face when considering a career shift - Who am I if I’m not a teacher?

Teacher Shift podcast shares resources for educators who need help with job exploration, identity, wellness, financial planning, and decision-making. We invite teachers, former teachers, people that love to hire teachers, mental health professionals, resume coaches, scholars, and financial planners to share experiences and guidance with educators that need or are considering a shift.

Teacher Shift Ali Simon & JoDee Scissors

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

Here at Teacher Shift, hosts Ali Simon and JoDee Scissors unpack one of the toughest questions educators face when considering a career shift - Who am I if I’m not a teacher?

Teacher Shift podcast shares resources for educators who need help with job exploration, identity, wellness, financial planning, and decision-making. We invite teachers, former teachers, people that love to hire teachers, mental health professionals, resume coaches, scholars, and financial planners to share experiences and guidance with educators that need or are considering a shift.

    Handling Job Rejection and Employer Ghosting With Ali Simon and JoDee Scissors

    Handling Job Rejection and Employer Ghosting With Ali Simon and JoDee Scissors

    Is the fear of rejection holding you back from making a shift or applying for jobs that excite you? Today, Ali and JoDee are tackling the difficult topic of rejection. Together, they’ll discuss their own experiences with rejection, why having a support system is crucial for moving past the rejection, and how to handle it when making career shifts. Connect with Ali and JoDee:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachershiftFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/teachershiftTeacher Shift Linke...

    • 29 min
    Teaching Is Leading: It’s Time to Follow Your Career Ambitions With Ross Romano

    Teaching Is Leading: It’s Time to Follow Your Career Ambitions With Ross Romano

    Do teachers make good leaders? Today’s guest shares the value of teacher leaders and why teachers are allowed to follow their own ambition.In this episode, Ali and JoDee sit down with Ross Romano, a consultant, advisor, podcaster and performance coach. Together, they’ll discuss empowering teacher leaders within the education community, the qualities that make teachers good leaders, and the different paths teachers can take to become the leader they want to be. Connect with Ross:X (Former...

    • 31 min
    Giving Notice and Sticking to Your Non-Negotiables With Courtney Fearing

    Giving Notice and Sticking to Your Non-Negotiables With Courtney Fearing

    Experiencing transitions can cause an array of emotions, but what happens when you experience multiple transitions at once? This week our guest gives us insight into making several life transitions at the same time, including a shift outside of the classroom!Today, Ali and JoDee sit down with Courtney Fearing. Courtney is a former teacher who currently works as a Customer Success Manager at Skilljar. Together, they’ll discuss the risks associated with leaving teaching, the importance of figur...

    • 33 min
    How to Be Actionable and Move Forward With Your Exit With Kelsie Marks

    How to Be Actionable and Move Forward With Your Exit With Kelsie Marks

    Are fear and doubt holding you back from making a pivot in your career? Today’s guest shares how shift services can be the jump start you need as you move into a new career.This week Ali and JoDee sit down with returning guest, Kelsie Marks. Kelsie is a former preschool teacher and school counselor who now works for Education Exit, one of the fastest growing teacher career transition firms in the industry. Together, they’ll discuss why the lack of action is still action and how to move forwar...

    • 24 min
    Elevator Pitch Tips, Resume Optimization, and Upskilling for Your First or Next Shift With Ali Simon and JoDee Scissors

    Elevator Pitch Tips, Resume Optimization, and Upskilling for Your First or Next Shift With Ali Simon and JoDee Scissors

    You’ve made the big career shift. Now what do you do? Are you done shifting or are there more pivots in your future? Today, we’re talking about just that!In this episode, Ali and JoDee sit down to talk about Ali’s latest career pivot. They pull back the curtain on crafting a winning resume, the value of professional advice, and the undeniably transformative experience of each job interview.You’ll hear more about:Ali’s favorite job search strategies, resume optimization, and upskillingWhy an e...

    • 40 min
    Leaving a Niche Field for Health and Happiness With Braegan Padley

    Leaving a Niche Field for Health and Happiness With Braegan Padley

    Mental health is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. They struggle with feeling stuck in a niche field while also battling bad habits that have crept into their lives. Our guest today shares how she not only made the bold move out of a niche field, but also prioritized her well-being physically, mentally and emotionally. In this episode, Ali and JoDee sit down with Braegan Padley, an attorney turned fitness professional and owner of the micro bakery, Baked By Braegs. Together, we wil...

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

rrpodnet ,

Productive career discussions

This podcast takes a great approach to hard conversations about the teaching profession. The hosts are focused on making things better for educators and students alike!

braygs ,

Thoughtful Career Advice for All

Polished and well-curated career advice. I’m not a former educator, but still enjoy hearing the conversations JoDee and Ali have with guests each week. The topics they cover often have relevance to careers outside of teaching.

Lindsay Dollingef ,

Thinking of leaving teaching?

Love the interviews and insights shared on this show by teachers doing the thing! Thank you for this!

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