This is the first Fall in 20 years that I won’t be teaching English in a classroom setting. When I told a friend that it seemed strange, she asked “strange in a good way, or bad way?” My answer is most definitely strange in a good way because I have successfully made the transition from teacher to teacherpreneur in the past year.
In case you are wondering what a teacherpreneur is, the definition that I like to use is from Kiana Porter-Isom (2015):
“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”.
In the past year, I began experimenting with different ways to monetize my transferrable/professional skills as a teacher. Besides teaching online courses for a local university and college, I have also