Back in December last year, I wrote about my exit from teaching in an article known at TES towers, as the “educational death row” article. It went viral and chronicled some of the reasons for my decision to leave teaching.
I’m delighted to say, that after 6 months, I will be taking up the post of Head of History at a British International School in Spain in September. A dramatic step, but one I can’t wait to take. So, what has this journey from leaving teaching to going back into teaching, albeit in a completely different environment, been like? What have I learnt along the way?
Was it the right decision? Absolutely!
Since launching my online business in January, I have broadened my experience base much more than I thought would be possible. First off, I’ve learnt how to set up and run a business. The main aspect of the business was going to revolve around online tutoring for History students. This simply didn’t work. Sometimes, you have to admit defeat. I did the market research. I tested the market. But there just hasn’t been the demand for this since I launched. Nevertheless, new streams of income emerged. I have had the opportunity to develop resources for an exam board. I have developed my own resources, free and paid, and created a “TES shop”. Most notably, I have created several online courses for teachers and students, which have so far proven really popular. I’m expecting take up on them to grow in the coming year.
Its been really enjoyable creating the courses; writing scripts, recording video and aud