Teaching Career Ladder

Thursday 15th August 2019

#UKEdChat Session 467: We did it. We landed our dream job, and being a teacher is what we always dreamed of. We influence and positively impact (mainly) on young lives, gifting them our knowledge, wisdom and fantastic wit. Although life in the classroom is a dream, many start aspiring for the next steps in their career, looking for leadership or management roles – some well suited, and others not.

Following the #UKEdChat Poll, this session will explore what a teaching career ladder can involve, for those interested, and any alternative routes, or unexpected forks, that can appear.

The questions asked were:

  1. How far up the teaching career ladder did you aim for when you started your teaching role?
  2. Does a teaching career always have to be linear?
  3. What options are there to stay in the classroom, if leadership or management roles don’t appeal to you?
  4. What are the challenges for climbing to the next step in your career? What do you need to do?
  5. What are the key skills teachers gain over time, and how are these transferable outside the profession?
  6. What advice would you offer to colleagues who are just starting out on their career, based on your experience?
  7. Have you seen the wheels falling off the careers of colleagues? What did you learn?
  8. What is the ultimate goal in your teaching career?

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Colin Hill - Founder, researcher and editor of ukedchat. Also a bit of a tech geek! Project management, design thinking, and metacognition.

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