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Uncategorized   |   Jul 19, 2014

Edupreneurs

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Edupreneurs

By Angela Watson

What’s Here

Education and entrepreneurship intersect for edupreneurs who sell their teaching materials online, provide professional development services, and create all kinds of side businesses that utilize their teaching skills. Sometimes called teacherpreneurs, these individuals are tired of having their teaching expertise undervalued while corporations roll in the dough from publishing curriculum resources and consulting with schools. Who knows best practices for teaching 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, freelance writing and editorial work, book saleswebinars, 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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edupreneurs

Becoming an Educational Consultant
How to Transition Into Educational Consulting
Blogging Tips for Teachers
Monetizing Your Teaching Blog
Publishing a Teaching Book
Teaching Blog Traffic School

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

See all posts tagged with “Coaching and Consulting”

 

Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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Discussion


  1. Hello Angela, Your endeavors for education are commendable indeed. You and I share the same passion and I have already served as an educational consultant since 2009 in my home country. Since, now am living in United States and settled in northern Virginia therefore interested to begin my journey as an educational consultant in future along with my part time job as substitute teacher in public school.
    I would like to ask you that the licence you are providing in lieu of the course you are offering will it be recognized and accredited in organizations and schools in US? Secondly, does this licence will add value to my present profile?
    I shall be grateful and look forward for your advice.

  2. I just retired from teaching after 34 years. I have elementary experience. I like the creative part of my job, but not all the testing. I like teaching skills through books and not just testing. The testing and data collecting has ruined teaching for me. I want to make resources and lessons for teachers. I have used TPT for a few years now, and have enjoyed all the creative ideas. That is what I’d like to do now, but I don’t know how to get started. Do you have any advice or ideas of how I get started. Classes etc.

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