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Author: Vanessa Jackson

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"Teachers in Transition" offers advice, counsel, and information about teacher burnout, stress, and management strategies for teachers (or anyone feeling stressed and overwhelmed) along with career advice for those who want to leave the teaching profession. After leaving education, Vanessa Jackson worked in the IT staffing industry helping place candidates into jobs.  Now she specializes in working with burnt-out teachers as a compassionate Career Transition and Job Search Coach.  In addition to helping with career transition and job search strategies, Vanessa also holds certifications in nutrition coaching and personal training., and is almost finished with a certification in Sleep, Stress, and Recovery.    Learn more about  about Vanessa at https://teachersintransition.com. #careersforteachers #teachersintransition #careerchange #jobsearchforteachers #jobsearch #jobhuntingtips #careertransition 

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Send us a Text Message.Teachers in Transition – Episode 203: Cold Hard Math and Pool NoodlesVanessa talks about the importance of slowing down and caring for yourself as school lets out. She breaks down the cold hard math on just how much teachers work. She talks about how fear can hold us back from stepping out of our comfort zones, and we’ll wrap up with some fun hacks with POOL NOODLES. And yes, she manages to get some chatter in here about Captain America and a brief Deadpool ...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the podcast Vanessa talks about the importance of sleep. You’re not getting enough because it’s May, but everyone should still try. Vanessa shares a story that illustrates prioritizing the important things in life using rocks. In today’s teacher hack, Vanessa talks about revisiting tough topics because it makes everyone feel better even thought that makes no sense when you read it. And finally, we all start our journey in the book, Finding Your Elem...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the podcast it's all about connecting. We’re going to talk about how connecting is good for our health AND good for our job hunt. We start by talking about a group of women educators who connect all over the globe to make it a better work, and we wrap up with talking about how closely we’re connected to strangers and we don’t even know it! https://www.broadwaydailybread.net/ - My favorite bakery is the Shavano location!Our website is LIVE! ...
Send us a Text Message.In today’s podcast, Vanessa talks about how we find what we’re looking for, and why it’s important know what we’re seeing, we get a quick hack for staying awake when we’re tired or bored, and we learn about using OnetOnline.org as a tool to help us research jobs adjacent to or completely outside of education. Onetonline.orgFinding Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson A link to our Facebook Page! Join us! And remember to send your comments, stories, and random...
Send us a Text Message.A link to our Facebook Page! Join us! Remember the resume workshop is April 21, 2024 at 2:00PM Central time. It will be hosted through a Facebook live – all you have to do to attend is to join the group. Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey (Alright, alright, alright!)And remember to send your comments, stories, and random thoughts to me at TeachersinTransitionCoaching@gmail.com! I look forward to reading them. Would you like to hear a specif...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the podcast, Vanessa talks about the fear we feel when a large change is looming, and we’re reminded how the caterpillar turns into mushy goo to become a butterfly. We also talk about a hack that uses a physical gesture to spark our mental fortitude, and how it is increasingly important to make the decision of whether to stay or go as school districts going into budget season and we see just how valued we are in their budgets. Scene wher...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa talks about things you can do for your body to physically recover form the mentally draining state testing days, a hack to save your money and grief, and describes exactly how to get from teaching to the job of your dreams. A link to a short 5 minute video demonstrating shaking to release stress – it’s not the Hokey Pokey, it’s betterHappier in Hollywood podcast episode 80: Get to Steppin.’ The pertinent part starts at 3:25. A link t...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa talks about dealing with a bad teacher evaluation, shares a few money saving hacks, and teaches you how to be your own best stalker in order to make sure your social media posts are representing you in the way that you want to be represented. The Podcast episode on the Dies Irae by Twenty-Thousand HertzThe collegiate science project where she shows that fabric softener makes your clthes more flammable!A link to our Facebook Page! Join us!An...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa talks about a few strategies for combatting teacher burnout, why you might need to consider a bridge job to get through to the dream job, and she introduces a new segment about saving money and this week's tip is about DIY in the kitchen with spices!Jenna Fisher’s Book, “The Actor’s Life” The Game of Thrones scene in Season 1 Episode 1 where Tyrion and Jon Meet the first timeEmotional Freedom Tapping – Learn how tapping works and see ...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa talks about how it makes you miserable when you try to make everyone else happy all the time. She actually does the math to see just what is really going on. The next segment talks about checking on those bad habits to make sure they’re not growing and hurting us in other ways. Finally, Vanessa spends time talking about your Linked In Profile – what are the important components to make sure you have when you set it up, how to o...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa talks about how clutter can affect us emotionally and a call to action to deal with our accumulated teacher stuff. We talk about why it’s important to rest and what it might mean to you to Sharpen the SawA link to our Facebook Page! Join us! Books by Peter Walsh: It’s all too much! (and the workbook) Does this Clutter make my Butt Look Big? Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen RubinThe Hom...
Send us a Text Message.Show Notes – Bloom Where You’re Planted – or maybe find a new planter. In this episode, Vanessa talks about what goes into the decision to think about if you are in the right place for you. Do you want to leave education? Or just the place where you at! This week’s hack is designed to take a moment to check our documents to save untold amounts of surprise grief, and finally, we’ll talk about some strategies for making sure we stand out from a crowd of a...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa talks about anxiety – how to spot it and how to deal with it. She also shares a hack to save time and make planning easier, and finally on the job-hunting segment, she gives a brief overview of USAJobs and some of the pros and cons for working for a government.USAJobs WebsiteUSAjobs page explaining grades and pay levelA link to our Facebook Page! Join us!History of the Alcan Highway and learn how important African Americans were in its con...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa details the importance of exercise in combatting stress, shares benefits of exercise, and some tips to sneak it into your day. We also talk about using music in classroom management, complete with a couple of short samples! Finally, we wrap with talking about using AI in our job hunt. We learn about making good prompts and how to strategically use AI to save time when customizing resumes and researching companies where we might...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Vanessa dives into the fascinating topic of Ask vs. Guess cultures, exploring how these cultural differences affect communication and decision-making. From personal anecdotes to corporate settings and even job hunting, we uncover the challenges you might face when navigating these cultural norms. She discusses the importance of understanding one's network and leveraging connections, especially in the job market, where networking plays a crucial ro...
Send us a Text Message.The Far Side comic strip- - The Elephant’s Nightmare by Gary Larson Steve Harvey’s YouTube Video on Five SuitsLink to my free Resume Workshop sign up form. Remember, unfortunately there is limited space available and the first to sign up will get a link to join the workshop. This workshop is absolutely free and there is no obligation to buy anything or sign up for anything. If you are stumbling across this AFTER the workshop, please send me an email and...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the pod, we are going to talk about what you might need in a support network and ways to get the help you need, we have a very interesting teacher organization hack with a common kitchen item, and in our segment on Job Hunting, we go over about some resume Do’s and Don’ts. Meet the FLYLADY at FLYADY.NET (at the time the podcast dropped, their website was having a few issues, but I’m sure it will be up and running soon!)It was in Episode186 wher...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the podcast, we talk about laying the groundwork for your job hunt in your personal life, we learn a hack to help give you time and sanity back as we combat decision fatigue and we continue our journey of self-inventory for our final Petal in the “What Color Is Your Parachute” mini-series by putting laying our purpose and our person mission.What Color is Your Parachute 2024 and the Workbook Prioritizing Grid And remember to send your comments, stories...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the podcast, Vanessa answers the question, “How old is too old to change careers”, a helpful hack on getting more done in less time, and we continue our journey of self-inventory for Petal 6 in the “What Color Is Your Parachute” mini-series by putting deep thought into our required salary. What Color is Your Parachute 2024 and the Workbook Prioritizing Grid Learning Platforms: Udemy – Masterclass - Skillshare – CodeAcdemyAnd remember ...
Send us a Text Message.Today on the podcast, we talk about the power of no – and how to use it! We learn a quick teacher hack to save time when loggin grades, and we continue our journey of self-inventory for Petal 5 in the “What Color Is Your Parachute” mini-series by putting deep thought into our required salary. What Color is Your Parachute 2024 and the Workbook Parachute Budget Worksheet The book, “F*** No” by Sarah KnightAnd remember to send your comments, stories, a...
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