Edupreneurs

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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 revenue, Amazon affiliate earnings, freelance writing and editorial work, sales of my firstsecond, and third books, and webinars. In 2009 when I got married and moved to New York City 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.

Pages in This Section

Ideas for edupreneursBecoming an Educational Consultant
Blogging Tips for Teachers
Monetizing Your Teaching Blog
Publishing a Teaching Book
Teaching Blog Traffic School

 

 

Blog Posts on Consulting

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

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Angela was a classroom teacher for 11 years and currently works as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in New York City. She's created a webinar series on pro-active behavior management and has written 3 books for educators. Check out the blog and free teacher resource pages for photos, tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.

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1 arielle October 14, 2012 at 7:45 am

i would like to become an educational consultant as an lcsw and helping families find the best substance abuse and mental health treatment for their children??

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2 Angela Watson October 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

Hi, Arielle. I don’t have any experience in that field, I’m sorry!

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3 Mikey October 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Hello,
There is a burning desire in me to start consulting in the field of education. This has got to do with how much I feel I can offer to a lot of people than just be in one school. Any hints on narrowing my field of expertise – since there is a lot I can do when it comes to education. Honest!

Secondly, there is a lot in me which I want to print for reading. How can I write a book? What if I don’t want to do the typing and the organisation? I just want to talk. How do I get it published?

Thank you.
Mikey

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4 Angela Watson October 15, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hi, Mikey! I have entire page on writing and publishing a book for teachers here: http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/free-resources/edupreneurs/publishing-a-teaching-book. In terms of narrowing your field of expertise, my advise is to do what you are passionate about, and see what the needs/opportunities are in your area. More about that here: http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/free-resources/edupreneurs/becoming-a-consultant. All the best to you!

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5 Mikey October 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hello Angela,
Many thanks for your helpful information.

God bless you.

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6 Angela Watson October 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

You’re welcome, Mikey!

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7 Lauren January 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

Great information here. I would like to start an educational consulting practice specializing in setting up special education programs for public and provate schools. I have a mester in special ed and have been teaching for about 12 years. I also have expireince in setting up special ed programs. Any advice?

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8 Monique February 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hi Angela,
I have been working in education as an admissions advisor for that last 5 yrs. I have a passion for education and I truly believe is the keys to change ones past to a brighter future. I want to start consulting to assist families with select the right high schools to colleges for a higher success rate of graduates. I believe people select their high schools and college based on popularity verse necessity. How would I go about getting establish?
Thanks in advance for your time.

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9 Kimberly April 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Hi Angela,

You’ve really inspired me. I am starting my own educational services and rely on your website for encouragement, direction, and advice. I am keeping you in mind as I move forward. Thank you.

Kimberly

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10 Colleen Kluber May 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Hi Angela,
What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing what you have learned along the journey. I was a special educator for 15 years in the traditional school setting and for four years in the online school environment. The goal for my business is to be resource for homeschooling parents. I want to teach them to use free web tools to meet the learning needs of their special needs children. The information that I will be providing them will be free. My plan is to because a trusted resource in the homeschooling community and be able to speak at conferences and teach workshops. I would also like to publish digital products for sale. I look forward to searching around your site for all of the great resources.

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11 sb jones August 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I am current a teacher with 10 years experience. I am looking start a business which help foreign student from my native country Nigeria, come to attend high school, college, and universities in Canada. Please advise.

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12 Hannah January 16, 2014 at 7:04 am

Wow fantastic info more grease to your elbows and thanks a trillion for sharing.

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