Teachers in Transition

Teachers in Transition

"Teachers in Transition" offers advice, counsel, and information about teacher burnout, stress and management strategies for teachers (or anyone feeling stressed and overwhelmed) along with career advice for those who want to leave the teaching profession.Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT, RScP, has been working with burnt-out teachers as a Heart-Centered Career Transition and Job Search Coach since 2013. In 2016, she was named one of the top 25 Career Coaching Online by CareerToolkit.com. In addition to helping with career transition and job search strategies, Kitty is a Life Strategies, Stress Management, Holistic Life, and Sleep Science Coach. She is also a licensed Science of Mind Minister.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 21 min

In this week's episode, Kitty reflects on two interactions she had with teachers who are changing jobs. The first individual was still struggling with what he wanted to do next in his career, and the second individual had shared a resume that came through email as a jumble instead of a formatted resume.

There are two take-aways from this episode. If you want to change your job or career, before you start writing your resume, you...

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For the next several weeks, during episodes when Kitty concentrates on stress management tips, she is going to be offering specific tips from a presentation that she is planning to help teachers manage their stress during the final months of the school year.

With all the emphasis on testing and the added stress that COVID has added, teachers may be more stressed this year than ever before. They need tools to help them cope more proa...

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When you start to think about changing your job or career, you can't just make the change overnight. It's a process that may take some time and one part of the process is doing some deep thinking about what you want in your life and career. This is a good time to do some self-assessments, and there are plenty to choose from.

The most recent tool I have become familiar with is CareerFitter.com. You can take the assessment for...

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This week, Kitty talks about the level of stress so many people feel in the world of COVID and all that goes with it. She suggests that you can imagine a continuum of 1 to 10 to gauge your own stress level if you are on the lower end of the spectrum, somewhere between 2-4, congratulations! You are doing great! If you are around 5 to 7, you need to do some extra things to tend to yourself and take steps to get your stress under cont...

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This week's episode is based on an article that is entitled,  "5 Tips for Finding and Landing a New Job in 2021, According to Glassdoor's CEO," written by  Courtney Connley and published January 7, 2021.


Posts referred to in this episode:

"5 Tips for Finding and Landing a New Job in 2021, According to Glassdoor's CEO," by Courtney Connley:  https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/5-tips-for-landing-a-new-job-in-20...

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When we are stressed, it is not unusual for it to negatively impact our ability to sleep. But sleep is critical to our ability to cope with stress and to stay as productive and creative as possible, avoiding the cranky irritability that goes with not getting the quantity or quality of sleep we need.

In this week's episode, Kitty talks about an article she found that offers some tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep. T...

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My former career coach was fond of saying, "Every job is temporary," and "You are a business of one." She meant that given the fast-paced changes in the economy, becoming too dependent upon a job with benefits is not a good idea because that job and those benefits can disappear pretty quickly when things change. In this week's episode, I stress the importance of upgrading your technology skills while considering...

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Well, 2021 has gotten off to quite a rocky start, but since this week's topic is about stress management, I am offering information about how to manage stress using a PDF from the World Health Organization, and I am providing some links to material that you might find useful as you work your way through your own emotional response to what has been happening in the news this past week or so.

The first link is to a report by the W...

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If 2021 is your year for looking for and finding a new job or career. you will want to tune in to today's episode along with future 2021 episodes where Kitty will be offering advice on how to jumpstart your job search in 2021. You want to be sure to start with developing the mindset of a job seeker and then learn the components of a successful job search.

When trying to decide what you want to do next in your career, you need to...

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This week's episode offers a "so long 2020" and a welcome to 2021. Let's celebrate that it's time to enter a brand new year with hopes for improved opportunities to get together in person at last.

This is also a time for reflection on the old and considering what you want to change in the new year, so this week, Kitty offers a post on how to create your coals for 2021. Click the link below to access it:    https:...

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As a Heart-Centered Career Transition and Job Search Coach, my approach to career coaching a little different, I think, from the average, run-of-the-mill career coach. I start by asking each of my clients to ponder what they want to do rather than what they think they might be "qualified" to do or what they might be willing to settle for in their next career. Why? Because I believe that we each have a purpose in life, yet m...

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In November, I received an invitation from Sharon Coleman, "The Joy Mentor," to be part of her "Winning the Happiness Game Summit." You might remember that I offered an invitation to sign up for the summit a few weeks ago.

We also talked about the following topics: 

  • 7 Tips to build resilience
  • Permit yourself to consider your happiness at work
  • How to transition from a burnt-out career
  • How stress affects your health
  • How to ...
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    Many people think that when the holidays arrive, that means they have to take a holiday away from job hunting but that is not the case. You can lose too much momentum and important time if you take a break now. So, if you are job hunting, keep it up. If you are just starting, go ahead and start. Make good use of this time and who knows? Companies are still hiring. You might be lucky and land the job you are looking for. If not, 202...

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    Note:  This is Episode 86 not 85 as Kitty said in the intro.

    In this episode, Kitty offers an invitation to an upcoming Masterclass that she is offering the weekend of Thanksgiving.

    The first presentation will be Friday, November 27, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST.
    The second will be Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 11:00 AM EST.

    To register for either presentation, click here:  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/19/47l41ao

    This Masterclass wil...

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    Everyone struggles with staying focused and being productive on occasion even in the best of times. But when experiencing stress during times of high stress like we are all experiencing now, it becomes even more difficult to stay on task.

    This week, in my weekly newsletter, I wrote about this. You can take a look at it at https://kittyboitnott.coachesconsole.com/show_client_newsletter/?id=5fa1a2aefbb5814f3e33f289&cld=5ed...

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    In this episode, Kitty offers some more of the suggestions that are included in her Checklist of the "10 Things You Need to Know and Do If You Want to Change Your Job or Career. "She talks about the importance of understanding how the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) works, how important it is to tweak your resume for every job you apply for, and the importance of writing a personalized cover letter that is compelling and no...

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    "10 Relaxation Tips That Zap Stress Fast" by Jeannette Moninger. https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/blissing-out-10-relaxation-techniques-reduce-stress-spot##1

    Stress Assessment Tool:  https://kittyboitnott.lpages.co/stress-assessment/

    Cheat Sheet - 7 Strategies for Better Managing and Reducing Everyday Stress:  https://kittyboitnott.lpages.co/cheat-sheet-on-stress-management/

    Discovery Session Sign Up:  https://teachersintra...

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    Teachers often think about changing their job or career for a long time before they take any action. They aren't sure what else they would be qualified to do, and sometimes they just don't know what they would want to do if they left teaching.

    In this episode of "Teachers in Transition," Kitty talks about a checklist she recently devised called "10 Things You Need to Know & Do if You Want to Change Your Job o...

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