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Teachers in Transition
14 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 129 - Your Stress is Your Responsibility
I know you might not like to hear it, but if you are constantly stressed out, you need to look in the mirror to see the real culprit. At the end of the day, you are the only one who can do something about your stress. You either give up something so you have less on your plate to manage or you continue to juggle so many things that you wind up making yourself sick.You are the only one who can manage your stress. And if your job is the source of your stress, you either change the way you approach your job or you change your job.If you are thinking you want this to be your last year in the classroom, I am offering a free workshop on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 7:00 PM EST. If you are interested in attending click here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/44/v97m4tv5.You can also sign up for a free checklist of the 10 things you need to know and do if you are ready for a career change. To get that checklist, click here: https://teachersintransition.com/checklist.
30 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode #128 - Interview with Vanessa Jackson
17 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 127 - Back to School Stress Management Tips
Going back to school this year is even more stressful than in years past. Whether you are in an area where COVID is under control or you are in an area where it is totally out of control, it has an effect on you. We are in a stage of the pandemic where we have to be constantly vigilant and it's exhausting.That's why it is more important than ever that you take care of yourself above everyone else right now. You cannot afford to become sick. Practicing healthy habits right now is not an option--it's a requirement.So, you need to practice healthy habits and be proactive with your self-care and stress management. If you need help, you might want to download my free ebook called Stressed, Stretched, and Just Plain Overwhelmed: A Guide to Managing Your Stress and Developing a Greater Sense of Worklife Balance. To get free your copy, just click right here: https://teachersintransition.com/ebook.
13 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 126 - What to Do to Get a Job Search Started
If you are a teacher who is ready for a career change, you need to do several things before you start your job search.First, you need to decide what is it that you want to do instead, and you may have to sit with that and think about it--even research it--before you know for sure that it's the job for you. You may need to do some assessments. Get in touch with your strengths, aptitudes, gifts, and talents. Then you need to learn how to read a job description and determine the keywords you need to use. A word-cloud program like Tagcrowd or Wordle.net might help. If you want to get through the Applicant Tracking System, you have to identify the keywords that will get you through it.And then, there is the writing of the resume itself. It needs to convey what you know and can do without too much emphasis on your teaching career unless you want another teaching job. If you are looking to spring out of teaching, you may need to consider writing a functional resume--one that conveys your abilities over your work history.If you would like to learn more about how to write a resume, join me on September 2, 2021, at 7:00 PM for a paid workshop "Resume Workshop for Teachers Who Want a Career Change." To register, click here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/43/47l41axo.If you have questions, email me at email@example.com. I would love to hear from you.
18 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 125 - Are You Excited About the New School Year Or Are You Dreading It?
The time for going back to school is fast approaching for millions of teachers and students, and in fact, millions are already back in some parts of the country.I know we had all hoped that this year would be better than last, but because of COVID and the delta variant, it is already shaping up to be a bad year for kids and their teachers.This week, I wrote a post entitled, "Are You Excited About the Upcoming School Year? Or Are You Dreading It?" The link for the post is https://kittyboitnott.coachesconsole.com/newsletters/are-you-excited-about-the-upcoming-school-year--or-are-you-dreading-it-.html?modify=1&coach_preview=1.If you aren't anticipating going back with excitement and enthusiasm but feel a sense of dread instead, it may be time to start looking for something new to do with your life. It may be too late for this year, but you can start creating your exit plan now. The sooner the better.If you would like to talk about making a change, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.Also, I am offering a free, live Masterclass on August 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM EST on "How to Leapfrog from the K-12 Classroom Into a Brand New Career." If you would like to attend or have a friend who might be interested, feel free to share the registration link: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/40/xo9xnhmr.I would love to see you there!
14 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 124 - Some Sources of Work Stress
17 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 123 - The Difference Between Intention and Impulse When You Quit Your Job
In a recent conversation with a prospective client, the topic of quitting one's job out of impulse as opposed to intention came up. Sometimes people quit their jobs in a moment of frustration or anger. That's fine if you have thought it through ahead of time and you have created a Plan B. You know how you will manage financially for the next few months while you job search. Because the average job search will take anywhere from 4 to 9 months--and that is everything goes relatively well.If you don't have the financial resources to get you through months of no paycheck, you may need to stick with the job you hate for a while longer, but you also need to be developing your Plan B now rather than later. You need to start figuring out what else you can do that you will enjoy and will compensate you properly. I offer a course called "Jumpstart Your Job Search 2.0 Program" that teaches everything you need to know about teachers and job hunting. And I am offering the Do-It-Yourself version of the program for only $297 or 4 equal payments of $77 each. You can access that program at https://boitnottcoach.samcart.com/products/jumpstart-your-job-search-20-program-diy-special/.I also offer other packages that provide help through email and group coaching with additional help as needed, but this is an affordable option for the teacher who doesn't have a lot of discretionary income to spend on career coaching.If you want to talk about what your various options are, take advantage of the complimentary Discovery Session I offer. You can sign up for a session at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.If you have questions or thoughts you would like to email me, you may do that at firstname.lastname@example.org.And if you would like to attend my upcoming Masterclass on "How to Leapfrog from the K-12 Classroom into a Brand New Career," register here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/40/xo9xnhmr.
12 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 122 - The Importance of Routines in Managing Stress
In this week's episode, Kitty talks about the importance of establishing and maintaining routines. You need a morning routine whether it includes exercise, meditation, or a morning reading to set the tone for the rest of the day. Likewise, you need an evening routine around getting ready for bedtime so you can signal to your brain that it is time to go to sleep.To hear more about what Kitty has to say, listen in. To ask questions or offer suggestions for future episodes, email Kitty at email@example.com.To learn more about Kitty and her services, check out https://teachersintransition.com.
16 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 121 - What to Do to Get a Job Search Back on Track
If your job search isn't going as quickly or as smoothly as you wish it would or thought it would, you might want to take a look at what is holding you back.Do you have a resume that speaks to the job you are applying for or for the job you are trying to leave? If you don't use the right amount of keywords from the job description in your resume and cover letter, you're going to run into problems.You also need to be careful about applying for any old job you see that you think you "might like" instead of being strategic and laser-focused on the job you want moving forward. You may need help, so consider enrolling in the DIY Jumpstart Your Job Search 2.0 Program to learn everything you need to know about the job search process and how to set yourself up for success. Or you may benefit from sitting in on the Masterclass I just recorded recently on "How to Leapfrog from the K-12 Classroom Into the Career of Your Dreams."If you have questions about anything offered in today's episode, email Kitty at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
15 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 120 - Ways for Teachers to Relax During the Summer
It's summertime and time for teachers to enjoy their much-deserved time offer to relax and recharge.If you are a teacher who is having trouble relaxing, you may find this week's episode of "Teachers in Transition" helpful. This week, Kitty shares tips from an article she found by Kalena Baker, and her blog post entitled, "A Summer Checklist for Teachers: 13 Ways to Relax" from Kalena's blog, Teaching Made Practical: Resources for Upper Elementary. The link to the article that Kitty shared is https://teachingmadepractical.com/relax/.Kitty also mentioned that she had free mandalas to offer for adults to color, and they are available at this link: https://kittyboitnott.lpages.co/opt-in-for-5-mandalas-for-stress-relief/.And near the end of today's episode, Kitty mentioned that she is offering her DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Jumpstart Your Job Search 2.0 Program to any teacher who is ready to start a job search because they just don't want to go back to the classroom in the fall. The new price for that program is only $297 (down from the original $497) with a payment plan of 4 equal payments of $77 for those who need a budget-friendly plan. The link to the DIY Jumpstart Your Job Search 2.0 Program is here: https://boitnottcoach.samcart.com/products/diy-jumpstart-your-job-search-20-program/#/sc-checkout.If you aren't sure that a program like this is right for you, but you are struggling with whether you want to go back in the fall, let's talk. My complimentary Discovery Session is available at this link: https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.
28 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 119 - Listen to this Case Study of a Successful Client Who Landed Her Dream Job!
I initially meant to use this interview as a Case Study, but I decided it was just too good to keep to myself, so I am using it as this week's podcast episode in addition to using it as a Case Study.Listen to Jillian share how fast she is progressing just since getting her new job in April, and how she is enjoying the extra time she now has to be a better wife, mother, and friend.
17 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 118 - Self-Care for Teachers in the Summertime
Now that most schools are closed for the summer, it's time for teachers to recharge and rejuvenate themselves. Teachers need to use this summer to engage in self-care. I offer a free cheat sheet on stress management strategies for teachers at https://kittyboitnott.lpages.co/cheat-sheet-on-stress-management/. This is a great time to take for yourself to get the rest you need and to reconnect with your Higher Power as well as to concentrate on having fun and unplugging from the activities of the school year.Rest up. This fall when school starts again, students will need you to help them navigate getting back to school in person. Everyone needs to be gentle with themselves as we recover from this past year of the pandemic.For more assistance, check the website at https://teachersintransition.com for more resources on how to manage teacher stress.
21 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 117- Pay Attention to Your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is a critical tool that every job seeker needs to have fully complete and up-to-date. Many teachers don't realize the importance LinkedIn has in their job search, so they overlook the need to make sure that their profiles are complete.In today's episode of "Teachers in Transition," Kitty talks about the importance of paying special attention to certain aspects of your LinkedIn profile. Tune in to hear exactly what you need to do to get your LinkedIn profile noticed by recruiters.The resource mentioned in the episode is PhotoFeeler.com.To reach out to Kitty for more information, contact her by email at email@example.com or make an appointment at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.
19 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 116 - How to Deal with Social Anxiety as We Get Back to "Normal"
As we turn the page on the pandemic, we start to get back to some sort of "normal" and for many people, that may be viewed with some mixed emotions. Many of us are eager to get back out into the world to start seeing family, friends, and co-workers again. But many are filled with dread because they are nervous about how they will handle social situations. Approximately 400 million people in the U. S. or 18% of the population suffer from some form of social anxiety. For those people, getting back out into social situations may cause more anxiety and happiness.Kitty wrote an article this week that offers some tips for how to face social anxiety as we get back to "normal." If you would like to see the article, email Kitty at KittyBoitnott@gmail.com and ask for a copy. Be sure to offer your email address.If you are one of the millions who suffer from some form of social anxiety, take heart. You are not alone. And the tips in the article Kitty offers this week may help. The main thing is to take it slow, don't force yourself to go too big too soon and find groups that you can enjoy being with while you get your social muscles working again.
15 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 115 - Keep Your Job Skills Up to Date
Teachers are well educated and are required to keep up their certificates with ongoing professional development courses and college credits. But sometimes, those courses don't provide the kind of training you might need if you were to start looking for a new job outside of education.Whether you are job hunting or not, it's a good idea to keep your skills updated and stay current with the technology which is always changing. If you want to be marketable, you have to have skills that make you competitive.In this episode, Kitty offers some suggestions on how to keep current without getting a new degree or another Master's degree.If you are ready to look for a new job or career direction and need help, Kitty can provide that help. Talk to her to see if her program is the right fit for you.Make an appointment for a complimentary Discovery Session at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.
22 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 114 - Try These Ways to Relieve Your Stress - 5/31/21, 12.38 PM
This has been a very stressful year for all of us but for teachers in particular because there have been so many changes and demands put upon them. In this episode, Kitty offers an article that she ran across entitled, "17 Simple Ways to Relieve Worry, Stress, and Anxiety" by Linda Bjork | Oct 17, 2019, available at this link: https://hopeforhealingfoundation.org/17-simple-ways-to-relieve-worry-stress-and-anxiety/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwktKFBhCkARIsAJeDT0gBQW_hYvfu11QAraD8v2_xbfGJE1vJxCUg-7jq25MqLBw-CYVQ_4gaAv6oEALw_wcBKitty doesn't try to cover all 17, but she does speak to the benefits of several of the ways that were mentioned in the article. Listen to hear for yourself the various ways to relieve your stress as we enter the summer season.Kitty also mentioned that this is the week she is offering some Masterclasses on "How to Leapfrog from Teacher Into the Career of Your Dreams." If you are interested, here is the registration link: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/26/27l48aml.As always if you would like to make an appointment for a complimentary Discovery Session, click here: https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.You can also email Kitty directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 minutes | May 27, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 113 - Career Transition Masterclasses Coming Up
Kitty is preparing for a new Group Coaching cycle to help teachers who are ready to make a career change but don't know where to start. In Masterclasses that Kitty is offering on different dates and at different times the week of June 1st, Kitty will be talking about what you need to know to start a successful job search.The dates for the Masterclasses that are coming up are as follows:Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at noon EST (9:00 AM PST)Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST (5:00 PM PST)Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST)These Masterclasses are free, and Kitty will be offering an opportunity to sign up to join her next coaching cycle. Still, whether you buy anything or not, the presentation will offer valuable information that you may use if you are interested in changing jobs in the coming months.To register for the presentation that works for your schedule, click here: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/26/27l48amlIf you would prefer to speak with Kitty directly, sign up for a complimentary Discovery Session at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.Email Kitty at email@example.com if you would like to email Kitty directly.
14 minutes | May 20, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 112 - How to Know When to Ask for Help
This is the time of year that many teachers are feeling more stressed than ever. There is so much to do and so little time in which to get it all done!For some, it may be time to ask for help. But in this episode, Kitty shares her perspective about how and whom you should ask for help if you decide you need it.If you are feeling overstressed and overwhelmed, you may need to talk it out. Find someone you can talk to. Take advantage of your Employee Assistance Program. Find a therapist you trust if you feel that's the kind of help you need.And if you want this to be your last year of teaching, you need to start your job search NOW. Kitty can help with that. Make an appointment to talk at https://teachersintransition.com/calendar. Kitty offers a complimentary Discovery Session.Or contact Kitty directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 minutes | May 13, 2021
Teachers in Transition - 111 - Negotiating Salary After Receiving a Job Offer
People are usually so focused on getting through the interview in the job search process that they aren't thinking about the next step which is to negotiate their salary. It probably isn't a great idea to take a job without discussing the negotiables like salary, work terms, and benefits. In this episode of "Teachers in Transition," Kitty offers some sage advice on how to approach the salary negotiation phase of your successful job search process. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can negotiate the terms of your employment after you have agreed to THEIR terms.For help on how to approach this phase, check out these resources:"9 Resources You Need to Check Out Before You Negotiate Your Salary" - https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-resources-you-need-to-check-out-before-you-negotiate-your-salary"How to Negotiate Salary: 37 Tips You Need to Know" - https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-negotiate-salary-37-tips-you-need-to-knowIf you would like to schedule a complimentary session to discuss your personal situation, click here: https://teachersintransition.com/calendarFor questions by email, contact Kitty at KittyBoitnott@gmail.com.
18 minutes | May 6, 2021
Teachers in Transition - Episode 110 - How Successful People Set Healthy Boundaries at Work
One cause of stress is the lack of healthy boundaries both at work and home. In this series on how to better manage your stress, especially if you are a teacher finishing up the last months and weeks of the school year, Kitty deals with the importance of setting boundaries at work. Listen to specific tips that she offers on how to set--and keep--boundaries that will ultimately give you more time for yourself and your family.For more information, check out these resources:"Are You Setting Appropriate Boundaries?" - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-setting-appropriate-boundaries-kitty-boitnott-ph-d-nbct/"The Art of Setting Boundaries and Saying No" - https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/the-art-of-saying-no-and-setting-boundaries"Stress Management Tools for Teachers: 7 Tips for Surviving the Rest of This Year" - https://teachersindistress.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/stress-management-tools-for-teachers-7-tips-for-surviving-the-rest-of-this-year/To set up a Discovery Session with Kitty, click on this calendar link: https://teachersintransition.com/calendar.To email Kitty with questions or comments, contact her at KittyBoitnott@gmail.com.
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