Have you ever dreamed of teaching and ___________ simultaneously? Is a hybrid role for you? Do you crave release time to complete a meaningful project that you’ve been planning in your head for years?
You may be a budding teacherpreneur if you find yourself affirmatively nodding to the following seven signs:
- While showering, flossing, or running Sunday errands, you find yourself lesson planning and daydreaming about ways to improve public education.
- You write things like lesson objectives, emails, Tweets, blog posts, and letters to policymakers in your head before drifting off to sleep at night.
- You’re interested in (and troubled, and disgusted, and amused by) public policy and education reform possibilities.
- You like dressing up for days with state legislatures (or for an audience other than your students) and dressing down for nights spent connecting virtually with colleagues on webinars and in asynchronous conversations.
- You benefit from lots of input and collaboration from the field across time zones, content areas, grade levels, and geographic contexts.
- You “geek out” on blogs, professional texts, and all things edu-speak.
- You want to lead without leaving the classroom and consider student contact time the highlight of any given workday.