Education and entrepreneurship intersect for edupreneurs who sell their teaching materials online, provide professional development services, and create a myriad of side businesses that utilize their teaching skills. Sometimes called teacherpreneurs, these individuals are are tired of having their teaching expertise undervalued while corporations roll in the dough from publishing curriculum resources and consulting with schools. Who knows teaching best practices better than a teacher?
I became an edupreneur in 2003 when I created this website. Over the years, I started making money from ad and sponsorship revenue, affiliate link earnings (primarily Amazon and EduCents), freelance writing and editorial work, sales of my first, second, and third books, webinars, and speaking engagements along with instructional coaching.
In 2009 when I got married and moved to New York City to be with my husband, I took the leap from full-time teaching to full-time consulting. I’m now an edupreneur who teaches teachers! I work as an instructional coach, provide staff development, and create books and articles to support educators in their daily practice. I make a living doing the creative things I love, and I want to help other educators do the same. You can hear more about my story in this interview.
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Blog Posts on Consulting
Entrepreneur on Fire: my journey from classroom teaching to educational consulting
Always a teacher: a reflection (& confession) on 5 years out of the classroom
A Day in the Life of a Literacy Coach
Instructional Coaching Resources (book recommendations)
How to Become an Educational Consultant
More posts about being an instructional coach
Latest posts by Angela Watson (see all)
- A bright idea for building school morale through compliments - September 20, 2014
- My journey in educational publishing: how to write books for teachers - September 18, 2014
- Secrets of a teacher who loves her job: make a difference for kids in poverty - September 15, 2014
- 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more - September 11, 2014