Have you intentionally designed your career pathway as a teacher yet? Have you developed a personalised professional development plan to get you to your goal?
For most teachers, the answer is no.
Most teachers choose their career because they want to make a positive difference in their students' lives. They want to help them fulfil their potentials, and have successful futures. This is a very meaningful purpose to have.
Unfortunately, however, 1 in 3 teachers quit within their first 5 years of teaching here in Australia.
There are many reasons for this, of course, but one of the main reasons is that teachers become disillusioned and lost within the system. In trying to keep up with the day-to-day demands of teaching, they lose sight of why they became teachers, and what it is that they wanted to achieve.
This is why it is so important to become more intentional about our career pathways as teachers. If we want to stay in control of...