The definition of a teacherpreneur, according to www.teachingquality.org, is a teacher who leads but doesn’t ‘leave’ their students or schools. They have taken on leadership opportunities to further their career, yet are still able to devote time to classroom teaching. Teacherpreneurs maintain “teacher cred” because they regularly engage with students. They maintain the first-hand experience with all aspects of teaching while also leading beyond their classroom (often through social media or on a local/global stage).
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- See’s problems as opportunities and acts on them
- Has a positive attitude to everything they do
- Demonstrates a “Coaching” mindset
- Loves to share, discuss and collaborate
- Is a strong believer in teamwork and cooperation
- Understands the importance of student voice
- Tries new things and takes risks
- Models connected learning
- ‘Does’ more and ‘talks’ less
Here are 4 things to do to become a globally connected teacherpreneur:
A Teacherpreneur can be found all around you (maybe you are even one). They are doers, shakers, and boundary pushers. They are the front-carriage leaders within your organization who are dedicated to making a change in student learning at the forefront at all times. They invest time in other people and have a presence locally and often globally as a leader in their field.
While we can’t all be leaders (because we need followers in the world we live to make a movement), we can all make a difference and add value to student learning by keeping them at the forefront of everything you do.
I encourage you to share your passion and become a globally connected teacherpreneur.