Lisa Harding

From Teacher to Educational Consultant

Are you a teacher considering a transition into educational consulting? If so, this blog post is here to guide you through the process. This blog post comes from the video “Exploring Educational Consulting: A Next Step for Teachers “within the Teacher Career Transition Academy. In this video transcript turned blog post, we will cover various essential topics to help you prepare for this exciting career change. From understanding adult learning theories to crafting an elevator speech, creating presentations, updating your resume, and exploring job opportunities, we've got you covered. So, let's dive in! 

Preparing for the Transition: 

To begin, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with adult learning theories. Don't worry if you haven't worked with adults directly; you can leverage your experience working with teacher friends to understand how adults learn. Consider asking teachers if you can train them on a specific topic to gain theoretical knowledge about adult learning. This will equip you with valuable data and talking points for interviews. 

Crafting an Elevator Speech: 

As an educational consultant, having an elevator speech about adult learning theories is essential. Practice articulating your understanding of these theories, ensuring you can explain them smoothly and confidently. This will impress potential employers during interviews. 

Utilizing LinkedIn and Joining Communities: 

In addition to LearnWorld’s Facebook Group “Teacher Career Transitions” LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool widely used by transitional teachers to secure classroom or non-classroom jobs. Explore LinkedIn and familiarize yourself with educational consulting communities where you can gain insights and tips to enhance your skills as a consultant. 

Developing Presentation Skills: 

In educational consulting interviews, you may be asked to deliver a presentation as a performance task. Select an academic topic you're comfortable with and create a presentation around it. Additionally, consider developing other resources, such as infographics, job aids, or videos, which can showcase your abilities to potential employers. 

Updating Your Resume: 

When transitioning from teaching to the corporate space, it's crucial to update your resume. Tailor your resume to highlight relevant skills and experiences for educational consulting. Keep it clear and straightforward, as simplicity is valued in the corporate world. For more tips on how to craft your resume, done-for-you-templates and bullets, and tips and tricks for catching the hiring manager’s attention, check out the Teacher Career Transition Academy

Transitioning from teaching to educational consulting is an exciting and fulfilling career move. By delving into adult and learning theories, crafting an elevator speech, creating presentations, updating your resume, exploring job opportunities, and understanding learning theories, you'll be well-prepared for this transition. Remember, it's a journey, and with the right skills and mindset, you can thrive as an educational consultant. Good luck! 

About This Post: 
This blog post is based on information shared within the Teacher Career Transition Academy. To learn more about this particular topic, refer to the video title “Exploring Educational Consulting” located within the Teacher Career Transition Academy
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