My Plans

If you’ve been following me for the last few months you’ll know that I am changing career. I’ve spent the last 11 years as a secondary school music teacher. I have really enjoyed being a part of young peoples’ lives, and I’ve had good relationships with my colleagues – but there’s something I like more: the internet.

I love making this fit with that. I love showing people how much they can enjoy IT. I love the challenges.

And so a few months ago I decided that I want to do this all day. Everyday. I want to be the webdev/elearning guy. Not the music teacher. I want to change my spots.

I knew this would be hard, but I didn’t know it would be this hard. Today I have to decide whether to take a low-level technical job for a few months. The aim of this is to change my spots.

If I do accept the job this afternoon, I will be a couple of steps removed from teaching, which will be very useful. It will show future employers that I’m not “just a teacher.”

In the mean time I am building a professional development resource for teachers. I’m registering a domain name and building an online course store specifically for teachers. I’ll create online courses to helping them with:

  • boring stuff like administration
  • media editing
  • blogging
  • social media (ideas and guidelines)

I’ll keep you posted on this blog, and I’ll need all the help I can get.

Teachers: what do you consider the most useful single tool that everyone needs to learn?

Everyone else: what do you think that teachers need to know?

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