katie

About Katie

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Katie has created 9 blog entries.

Irene, Early Years Teacher to Founder of Cheeky Kitchen

Those that can - Read Irene's story here, how she swapped Early Years teaching to become Founder of Cheeky Kitchen: I have been teaching for about 15 years, first as an assistant teacher and most recently as an Early Years class teacher. I love working with young children and teaching has given me a lot [...]

Zahara, English Teacher to Business Owner- Don’t just leave – fix it!

An odd title? Maybe, but stay with me. I left teaching a few months ago and I’m still head over heels in love with the profession. Teaching isn’t just a job; recently a wise and experienced business coach and I were having a discussion and he said, ‘teaching is a calling’. It really made me [...]

Josefina, Languages Teacher to Director of Nanos Spanish

Those That Can - Read Josefina's story here and how she swapped from full time teaching to become the Founder and Director of her own business. After 12 years working at a school as a Spanish teacher and Head of Department for the last couple of years, I didn’t think my professional life would be [...]

Career Transition Workshops

Here at Did Teach we have teamed up with 18-07 Careers to bring you two amazing courses focused on helping teachers make that transition from classroom to corporate. 'How to find and secure the right role' Career Direction What do you truly want to do? Morning Workshop 10:00-1:00 Career, transferable skills and networking Career - Knowing where to start [...]

NEU – Call to action

School Cuts Weekend of Action 21-22 April: Hundreds of stalls and rallies organised across England This weekend the School Cuts Coalition alongside thousands of parents, teachers and support staff will be holding a weekend of events across England to highlight the school funding crisis. Take a look at the school cuts site for details of [...]

New: Career Transition Workshops

'How to find and secure the right role'   Here at Did Teach we have teamed up with 18-07 Careers to bring you two amazing courses focused on helping teachers make that transition from classroom to corporate. The workshops will cover: Career Direction What do you truly want to do? and Key Skills How to articulate your skills [...]

What transferable skills do teachers have?

Here is a link to the excellent blog by ex teacher Tim Paramour. Read his musings on the incredible skills that teachers possess. This should give you confidence that you have what it takes to thrive in a different career.   https://timparamour.com/2016/09/13/what-transferable-skills-do-teachers-have/  

Writing a Curriculum Vitae

Latin for 'course of life' a CV is a summary of your experience, skills and education. Always include a covering letter and although it seems obvious check your spelling and grammar. A personal profile is a concise statement that highlights your key attributes or reasons for deciding to work in a particular field, you don't [...]

Interview Technique

Make sure you prepare fully, mentally rehearse and visualise the experience. It is in your interest to go through common interview questions. The following link contains the 10 most common question types: http://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/what-are-the-most-common-job-interview-questions. In particular think about how to flip negatively loaded questions such as; what are your weaknesses. A stronger response would identify a [...]