Teachers: Don't Feel Like Teaching Anymore?

Well, summer is almost over and if you find yourself having a lacklustre amount of excitement and motivation to start back at your job, well, you’re not alone, and this one is for you! 

I’ll be sharing why you might be feeling this way, choices you have, and some tips and tricks on how to work towards regaining your passion, especially if your passion is no longer in teaching.  

The back to school blues are creating high ranking Google search terms typed around this time: 

  • Quit Teaching
  • I don’t want to teach anymore
  • What else can I do with a teaching degree?
  • Teacher entrepreneur
  • Leave teaching and then what?

And lastly, with... 

I hate teaching.

Garnering a whopping 146,000,000 million searches.  That’s a lot of unhappy folks, which translates to no one wins, not the students, parents and especially not the teacher! 

Or, like people doing the teacher entrepreneur search, maybe it’s not that you’re burnt out, maybe you’re like I was back in 2007 when I started WriteSteps from my own classroom success; you’re looking for a way to monetize and share what’s working in the classroom with others to make an even bigger difference.  

Regardless, it’s no surprise that we are facing a global shortage of quality teachers, while at the same time today’s teachers are burdened by increasing workloads, high levels of stress and precarious working conditions. 


So there was this major study done by the Global Status of Teachers in 2018, so it’s credible and recent.  It reports too many teachers are receiving insufficient salaries and experience. In 79% of the countries they surveyed (and there was a ton!), teachers’ salaries are less than that of other professions with similar qualifications. 

15 teams of USA TODAY NETWORK journalists spent some time this year with teachers around the nation. They found that teachers are worried about more than money. They feel misunderstood, unheard and, above all, disrespected. 

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I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here, so I won’t continue with the problems you probably already face.  I only mention them to let you know you’re not alone.

In the next section of this video, I give you actionable steps you can take to get more of what you want, starting today!

So keep watching and at the end of the video I’ll show you how to reserve your free seat for our Institute for Educators, 5 Freedoms Virtual Summit, where for the first time ever, 30+ educator turned entrepreneurs made the transition and are now experiencing the 5 Freedoms. They will be sharing with you how they did it and how you can too!

And, if you’re hearing about the 5 Freedoms Life for the first time, don’t worry I’ll share them at the end of this video too!  So, stay tuned-you won’t want to miss these impactful freedoms we all want!


Okay, so let’s talk about what to do if you’re regretting returning back to the classroom and no matter how many cute bulletin board borders you buy, you’re still not “feeling it” about teaching.  After all, teaching isn’t unicorns and rainbows all of the time.

So, let’s begin the steps you can take today, by first taking stock of your current and upcoming situation.  You, like many others, may be dreading the upcoming workload of lesson planning and grading papers, or the too little salary, or no time to teach due to needing to test prep.

So, for this reason, I’ve created a quick free 3-minute quiz that helps you determine how you fare in time, location, financial, people and purpose freedom compared to your peers. The link will be down below.  Both the quiz and the results are powerful and it can lead to a breakthrough in getting unstuck and/or moving towards a life YOU want! So take the free quiz when we’re finished here.  

The next step after the quiz is to determine if you are just overwhelmed but still want to teach, or if you knew you could replace your salary or increase it, you would leave teaching.

Now, for those of you finding yourself in the second situation, and you pretty sure you’re ready to: 

  • transition into either a different career,
  • or you want to pursue a different passion, 
  • or take success in the classroom and market it for an even bigger impact,
  • or you’re looking to start a business and become an entrepreneur.  

Whatever the case, this is my jimmy jam and I got you covered as someone who transitioned in 2003 and has started 4 businesses and sold 1! 

Good news, if you fall into this category, you don’t have to quit your teaching job or put in your resignation before school starts-I mean, that’s up to you and I sure can help you if you choose to go that route.  

However, if not, let me share with you that I have a ton of simple templates that you can fill out that will help you start and test your business idea while still in the classroom.  I got your back! 


So, just to wrap up, your actionable steps are to first take the quiz, then determine where you fall on the scale of 5 Freedoms.  

Also, don’t forget to subscribe, like and share and click the bell to be notified when I have more resources designed with you in mind! 

Keep Savvy my friends! Until next time….


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