ESL Teachers as Filmmakers

Last week, I wrote about trying new things and pushing ourselves professionally.  I think that Gwen Zeldenrust and Lynn Schneider are great examples of this. As "teachers to teacherpreneurs", they demonstrate what happens when you combine an understanding of language learning, student needs, creativity and hard work.  Have you ever thought about making a film as an English language resource?  Find out how they did this and more about Impressions:  Making Positive Impressions in Conversation Video Program in my interview with Gwen and Lynn below. I hope you feel inspired to try something new!

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The program contains a professionally produced video, Teacher's Guide, Student...

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Teacher to Teacherpreneur: An Interview with Jose Torres

In this week's blog posting, I took a different approach by interviewing a teacher. I have been interested in "teacherpreneurship" for the last year, and I am currently developing an online course called - Teacher to Teacherpreneur: How to Monetize your Professional Skills which should be ready in the next month.  

As language teachers, I am sure you share my delight when new words are developed and become part of the English language.  Words such as “edupreneur” and “teacherpreneur” are two great examples.

 

There are several definitions for edupreneur/teacherpreneur:

“A classroom teacher or school based leader who is both educator and entrepreneur; an educator who works a flexible and/or freelance schedule; and/or an educator with a “side hustle” that supplements their income” (Porter-Isom, 2015).

“They manage their own incomes, colonize and create new learning environments, create their own content and taste...

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