Thinking of Changing Careers?

I will help you ground your 'why', and you will gain tools to help you with options for making decisions

14 teacher reviews total
1 course reviews total
1 class per week, for 1 week

Single Class Course

60 minutes

Class Duration

1-10 students

Class Size


Per Student

Sometimes talking to a group of strangers about one’s life decisions helps to crystalise the options to consider. In this interactive session we will look deeply at the questions: Is the grass greener on the other side? What is driving my decision making? What is my ‘why’ per Simon Sinek’s golden circles? As we go through this workshop we will uncover some of these answers and most importantly Mara, the tutor/facilitator will share with you some tools that may benefit you to help with making some of life’s challenging decisions. What to expect: In this workshop, you should expect a lot of interaction with other participants and Mara. It will begin with an ice breaker to help set the landscape and query from the group what drove them to sign up for this workshop. Next Mara will take you through some personal reflection questions and provide you a digital handout to help capture your responses. At different times you will be asked to share your thoughts and listen actively to others’ contributions with some time to ask one another questions. The session will end with you having a bit more confidence to make your career decisions and a few more tools in your toolbox for future decision making. This workshop is good for anyone considering a career change or needing some more tools to make decisions about one’s future. Mara, as co-director/co-founder of EduMenTeach Ltd, will honour your time in this session with a participation certificate. Mara is looking forward to working with you and sharing effective tools that she has shared with 100s before helping make a difference in their lives and ultimately their happiness.
EduMenTeach Ltd will provide a certificate of completion for your participation in this course to honour the time you have committed.
As a passionate educator, I have actively engaged with learning all my life. I have had the privilege of teaching 1000s of students and adults over the course of my career in education. Some of my favourite lessons have been helping learners make big decisions in life including what to do next post-education or choosing which university to pursue or ideas for how to revitalise one’s work. I have worked in Los Angeles, the UK and now globally online and am always learning about the differences in different countries while at the same time committed to supporting individuals to make decisions predicated on what is best for them. Academically I am sound with teaching qualifications in both California and the UK, advanced degrees in education and have recently earned my senior fellowship in education. Personally, I have used my own tools to support my own career changes and believe they work.

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Mara Simmons, PhD

A Tinker in Education that Promotes Joy and Curiosity
14 teacher reviews total

About Me

Teaching is my life, my parents would say. In my young adult life I took great joy at creating explanations for things and sharing new knowledge with others. As I matured I learned that much of teaching is learning, listening and understanding others' perspectives and experiences and the combination of learning with my love for sharing knowledge helps define my approach in any course I teach.

I have been privileged with having a long and varied teaching career that includes teaching math, science, history, leadership and English to young students in Los Angeles for nearly 10 years in mostly low income, culturally diverse communities. In addition, I have served as a school head, director and school founder for 12 years and most recently was a program manager for teacher training in the UK where I shaped what teacher training can look like for the post 16 sector.

Choosing to teach online is a new venture for me and an opportunity for me to grow. I appreciate the in-person sessions and look forward to cultivating discussion and learner engagement. Also, I believe education should be about choice, and I love that here you choose what you want to study.

The subjects I will teach will be relevant to those wishing to improve their professional skills, whether it be working with others, ways of writing, or how to increase colleague engagement and enthusiasm. In addition, I hope to bring in some courses specifically for teachers and presenters around how to prepare lessons and how to increase student engagement and joy for learning. Lastly, I am interested in teaching about how to cope with remote learning and working as I have observed and at times struggled with these issues in the past and have found some useful strategies that have worked.

In my classes you will never be quiet for an entire session, nor have to listen to me lecturing - I am a believer in collaboration, discussion and facilitated learning. Problem-based, project-based learning is my approach in a school setting; here online we will have a version of it. At the end of each session, we will re-cap to make sure that you have left with a nugget of learning or provocation to go further along with some extra tools to be that value add.

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April 23rd, 10:52am
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