How to Transition from being a PT to a SPED Teacher with Vanessa Rosalan

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How to Transition from being a PT to a SPED Teacher with Vanessa Rosalan 

Is teaching your calling? 

Vanessa shares her story from graduating from PT school to becoming a SPED teacher.  

She also shares 3 important things on how to reach your goal or your calling. 

In this episode: 
03:30 – QOTD “Believe it in your heart, speak it into existence and live it out like it’s already yours.” 
05:30 – Introduction of Vanessa Rosalan. 
07:50 – Vanessa shares her humble beginning from graduating PT school to her first teaching stint. 
10:55 – On being a consultant in 3 school districts. 
12:40 – What has led her to pursue a career of being a SPED teacher? 
15:55 – Getting out of your comfort zone will open a lot of opportunities. – Dr. Mike 
16:05 – What was her comfort zone and how did she get out of it? 
21:30 – How does one become a SPED teacher in the US? 
35:25 – What was her biggest challenge in transitioning from being a PT to becoming a SPED teacher? And how did she turn this around? 
39:55 – Vanessa’s mindset – to always learn and have room for growth. 
42:05 – Have a good mindset, make yourself marketable and always trust God. 
45:50 – Be an expert on what you do and invest in yourself. 
48:15 – Always remember the word FAST. 

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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