Another Career for a Teacher

If you were a teacher who left the profession, what did you go on to do as another career? asked by donnah

I am a teacher in Puerto Rico. I began with an Associate degree at 19 years old. That first year I felt bullied by coworkers, the principal, the supervisor, the system and high school students shouting at me "Baby teacher". I said I will not go longer than 10 years in a place like that. I kept studying up to a Master degree and on August 2012 I started my 29th year working as a teacher.

Teachers that were meant to be teachers will die with their boots on!

Tell me if this is not true, those that are teachers or have been involved with teachers: Teachers will educate every moment. My own children still say "I am not your student". My husband on occasions has felt the same sensation, as if I am treating him as a student.

Teachers that were meant to be teachers will die with their boots on!

I had to have a second job for many reasons; the fact is that I would link "eduction" to it. We teachers will always start the same procedure we have used in school in every situation:

  • Planning
  • Motivating
  • Exploring
  • Conceptualizing
  • Applying
  • Evaluating

Teachers that were meant to be teachers will die with their boots on!

My next career

My goal was to finish my 30 years with the Department of Education of Puerto Rico. I never had in mind to be a teacher, I wanted to be a nurse or a fire-woman; my dad did not agree. After so many years educating, my life flows toward education by all means.

Teachers that were meant to be teachers will die with their boots on!

I want to go to Africa and put my teaching talents in the hands of God. Matthew 28:19 says: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, " The parable of the talents read in Matthew 25:14-30 in the Bible also helped make up my decision.

Matthew 25

Fifteen Careers for teachers

Teachers that were meant to be teachers will die with their boots on!

Sometimes we just need to walk away for a time. I have done that about three times already since I began teaching so young, We teachers need to recharge our batteries, actually everybody does. Stress is everywhere...and it is becoming more active with normal life pressures, but we as owner of our bodies with an intellectual brain should learn when to stop or recess is needed.

I answered the question with my interest and my next step in life when I retire. I also want to suggest some other careers for teachers available other than "schools". Put your talents in action as you:

  1. Exchange or teach in another country
  2. Offer tutoring
  3. Train and support teaching staff
  4. Build professional relationships with parents
  5. Become a natural leader and team motivator
  6. Give support to students looking to improve their academic skills and study habits
  7. Teach children about native wildlife of the area
  8. Provide an outdoor education and recreation program
  9. Be a facilitator of team building and challenge course activities
  10. Coordinate living history and interpretive tours
  11. Assist with environmental research projects
  12. Help students acquire practical skills that will improve their career prospects
  13. Teach on line
  14. Become an administrator, supervisor or a manager in education
  15. Share experiences online

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Conclusion

If you were a teacher who left the profession, what did you go on to do as another career? was answered to donnah with much enjoyment!

I hope this becomes useful in many ways to readers because "Teachers that were meant to be teachers will die with their boots on!"


Blessings to all!



© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

A song for teachers

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

You forgot one honey; a great teacher like yourself can become a writer at hub pages.

Another wonderful hub! Voted up UP and UP!!!!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks my dear Froggy213.


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donnah75 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Wow. This was more of a response than I expected. Thank you. I asked the question, because I see many great teachers burning out under the stress and pressure that is building in our profession. I have watched great teachers get laid off. Jobs are few and far between as budgets get cut and then cut some more. It will be interesting to see what others say on this topic. Congrats on such a long career.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Once a teacher always a teacher. I have had quite a few people guess that I was once a teacher just from listening to me talk or reading my writing....I guess we just glow education. LOL

Great hub; to answer the question, this teacher became a writer.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

donnah75 your question was fun to answer it because we need to seek alternatives in life; just as you say jobs are falling down. Thanks!

billybuc the teacher that is in you, makes me proud that reads my hubs and writes comments of them.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Great hub with a great insight, enjoyed reading it:) B


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Beata Stasak, "long time no see", happy to see you around. Thanks for your time.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wonderful hub with an opportunity to stop and take notice of a profession that does not receive enough accolades. I believe anyone who originally selects the profession has it in their heart for their lifetime.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks shiningirisheyes. I agree with you...it is a lifetime profession.


RJenki 3 years ago

great Hub here!! I SO relate to the article, and as a long retired nurse, retired or working, once a nurse Always a nurse! Just as once a mother, you don't stop being a mother when the children are grown and gone! I have mothered orphans, though only for a year or three, those children will always be "my children" in my heart!! These things are long in my past, but strong in my heart today, rooted deeply in my being! You will always be a teacher, wherever life may take you! It is rooted deeply in your being!! I think you are Wonderful, Maria! Love and Blessings Always! ~Ruth~


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

RJenki thanks so much for leaving your words. Wow Ruth you just touched my heart once again! Blessings it was really wonderful to read your comment.


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