11 episodes

As a teacher, do you ever wonder what work opportunities you could have beyond your classroom? Whether you're toying around with the idea of a side-hustle, exploring career paths for educators beyond the classroom, or nearing retirement and wondering what to do next, Teacher Transition is here for you. We showcase and celebrate the AMAZING things former teachers do now and the paths they paved to get there. Wondering what steps to take next on your personal path? Join Ali and our guests to see the ways teachers, like you, are educators beyond the classroom and find the path that’s right for you.

Teacher Transition Podcast Ali Parrish

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

As a teacher, do you ever wonder what work opportunities you could have beyond your classroom? Whether you're toying around with the idea of a side-hustle, exploring career paths for educators beyond the classroom, or nearing retirement and wondering what to do next, Teacher Transition is here for you. We showcase and celebrate the AMAZING things former teachers do now and the paths they paved to get there. Wondering what steps to take next on your personal path? Join Ali and our guests to see the ways teachers, like you, are educators beyond the classroom and find the path that’s right for you.

    4 Perfect Jobs for Teachers Who Want to Advance, Not Quit

    4 Perfect Jobs for Teachers Who Want to Advance, Not Quit

    When I say the word "quit", as in “quit teaching”, what comes to mind? Maybe “give up”? You know- the one thing, we tell our students to NEVER do? 
    My hunch is that there are parts of your job as a teacher that you love. So for just a moment, let’s replace “quit” with “advance” so you can pursue your next job with more confidence... and less guilt. 
    In this episode, I’m going to share with you 4 perfect jobs for teachers who want to advance, not QUIT. If challenge is what you’re craving, it’s a good thing and you need to pursue it! 
     
    In this episode, we’ll explore:
    How you are not alone in your craving for more fulfillment in your career The signs and strengths of people who thrive in these four jobs How your teaching skill set will directly translate to these positions  
    If you enjoyed this episode I invite you to take a screenshot and tag me on your Instagram stories @teachertransition and tell me your biggest takeaway! 
    Join the Teacher Transition Podcast Facebook community! Let us support you as you digest the episode and brainstorm your next move! 
    Referenced in the Show  Teacher Transition Website Facebook Instagram Take the Teacher Transition Quiz! Ready to Find Your Dream Job? Want to become an Instructional Designer? Check out the course here!   Check out the full show notes: https://www.teachertransition.com/episode10

    • 17 min
    6 Places for Teachers to Look for Their Next Job

    6 Places for Teachers to Look for Their Next Job

    Ready to find your next job after teaching? But what if you simply have no idea where to start looking? And how do you make time to do that when you’re teaching full-time? 
    If you’re ready to take your job search seriously, today’s episode is going to speed up the process. In this episode, I’m going to dive into six places for teachers to look for their new job! 
    Listen to discover all the jobs you could jump to next with a skill set like yours! 
    In this episode, we’ll explore:
    The pros and cons of the different 6 different types of opportunities Questions to ask yourself if a specific role is right for you Why you might need to reconsider certain opportunities you thought you were unqualified for  
    If you enjoyed this episode I invite you to take a screenshot and tag me on your Instagram stories @teachertransition and tell me your biggest takeaway! 
    Join the Teacher Transition Podcast Facebook community! Let us support you as you digest the episode and brainstorm your next move! 
    Referenced in the Show  Teacher Transition Website Facebook Instagram Ready to Find Your Dream Job?  Check out the full show notes  HERE

    • 19 min
    From Middle School Teacher Burnout to Freelancing Photographer with Skylar Rain

    From Middle School Teacher Burnout to Freelancing Photographer with Skylar Rain

    In today’s episode, I’m talking with former teacher and current freelancing photographer, Skylar Rain. Skylar lost her first job due to budget cuts and then found herself in a school that was under-resourced and lacking the support she needed to be successful. 
    Listen to find out how Skylar made strategic moves to transition out of teaching and into a career she was passionate about. If you’re feeling burnt out or stuck in your current position, you might be surprised how much you relate to her experience. 
    In this episode, we’ll explore:
    Why Skylar was so conflicted about making a career move Why it wasn’t really safe to process her feeling of frustration and guilt on campus How you can get creative about covering your finances as you transition out of the classroom If you enjoyed this episode I invite you to take a screenshot and tag me on your Instagram stories @teachertransition and tell me your biggest takeaway! 
    Want to know what other work opportunities you might love beyond the classroom? Click here to get the FREE Top Jobs for Teachers download. 
    Referenced in the Show   
    Teacher Transition Website Facebook Instagram Ready to Find Your Dream Job? Connect with Skylar Rain  
    Check out the full show notes HERE

    • 35 min
    5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find Your Next Job After Teaching

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find Your Next Job After Teaching

    In today’s episode, I’m addressing the questions teachers are asking when they are considering their next job after teaching. If you’re stuck in the brainstorming phase, I’m going to guide you through exploring the five key questions you need to ask yourself in order to take action on your future.
     
    Stick around until the end of the episode because I have an amazing resource for you if you’re ready to use your answers to find your next dream job! 
    In this episode, we’ll explore:
    Why the brainstorming stage of your teacher transition can be paralyzing Helpful tools for you to identify your top strengths and skills as a teacher Concrete ways to discover the job opportunities that would be the best match for you If you enjoyed this episode I invite you to take a screenshot and tag me on your Instagram stories @teachertransition and tell me your biggest takeaway! 
    Want to know what other work opportunities you might love beyond the classroom? Click here to get the FREE Top Jobs for Teachers download. 
    Referenced in the Show  Teacher Transition Website Facebook Instagram Cambell’s Interests and Strengths Survey  Next Job For Teachers Guidebook  
    Check out the full show notes HERE

    • 17 min
    How to Take Creativity from the Classroom to the Kitchen with Jill Childre

    How to Take Creativity from the Classroom to the Kitchen with Jill Childre

    Teachers are hands down some of the most creative people I know. If you've been appreciated for your creative talents inside or beyond the classroom, today's episode might resonate in a special way.
    In this episode, Jill Childre is sharing her story of how she managed to take her creativity from the classroom to the kitchen as she built her business, Nibble Cookie Company, all while supporting the very unique needs of her family.
    In this episode, we’ll explore: 
    When Jill realized the classroom was not a place she was thriving How challenging circumstances can be a catalyst for exploring new job possibilities Why passions and hobbies can be a perfect jumping-off point for your transition beyond the classroom! If you enjoyed this episode I invite you to take a screenshot and tag me on your Instagram stories @teachertransition and tell me your biggest takeaway! 
    Want to know what other work opportunities you might love beyond the classroom? Click here to get the FREE Top Jobs for Teachers download. 
    Referenced in the Show  Teacher Transition Website Facebook Instagram Connect with Jill Check out the full show notes HERE

    • 40 min
    How to Find Freedom with a Freelancing Business with Micala Quinn

    How to Find Freedom with a Freelancing Business with Micala Quinn

    In this episode, I’m talking with Micala Quinn, a former teacher turned podcast host and course creator. Her course, Overwhelmed to Overbooked has helped over a thousand women-(primarily moms), successfully launch and scale their freelancing business from home. Listen to how your teaching experience could easily translate into being a virtual assistant or even a project manager!
    In this episode, we’ll explore: 
    How Micala made the shift from teaching high school English to becoming a virtual assistant Why you are 100% qualified to start a freelancing business with “just a teaching degree” Why freelancing offers unlimited possibilities to scale your income while working from home If you enjoyed this episode I invite you to take a screenshot and tag me on your Instagram stories @teachertransition and tell me your biggest takeaway! 
    Want to know what other work opportunities you might love beyond the classroom? Click here to get the FREE Top Jobs for Teachers download. 
    Referenced in the Show  Teacher Transition Website Facebook Instagram Connect with Micala Quinn Be sure to listen to learn the details for the launch giveaway!!
    Check out the full show notes HERE

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

TheCoffins ,

Very inspiring!

Such a great podcast with topics for educators and anyone working in the education field. So thankful for the knowledge and real life application provided to help with planning to make the transition out of education. Thank you
~J.Coffin

s80s77 ,

Wide array of information!

As a teacher, I 100% understand when Ali talks about teachers believing they are just teachers. In the few episodes I’ve listened to, it’s clear that my skills can be valued outside of the classroom! I’m looking forward to the future episodes and guests!

CUrog ,

Hope!

I am so glad to hear that there is now a podcast to go along with the Teacher Transition site. Ali is so good at breaking things down into manageable steps and walking beside as you look to make your move to live your best life post teaching. She has given me hope for my future, and you cannot beat that!!

AR

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