Dream Beyond the Classroom

Are you a teacher looking to:

  • feel more inspired or challenged?
  • have more work-life balance?
  • unleash your creativity?
  • be your own boss?
  • connect with people globally?
  • travel at any time of the year (not just school holidays)?
  • grow as a teaching professional?
  • and make money from your skills?

Then being a teacherpreneur* could be for you! 

*teacherpreneur:  (n) an educator who combines his/her creativity, skills and expertise to develop products, resources and/or services for additional income

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Patrice Palmer, OCELT, CTDP, M.Ed., M.A.

Trainer | Coach | Writer

[email protected]

About Me

After 20 years in the ESL classroom, I now work as a teacherpreneur doing the things I love such as writing courses and e-books; conducting training locally and globally; providing instructional coaching for new teachers; and helping teachers to Dream Beyond the Classroom!

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Teacher to Teacherpreneur

Teachers have many transferrable skills that can be monetized.  

I have developed resources based on my own personal experience of transitioning from teacher to teacherpreneur.

My goal is to help you move from dreaming to doing and get started!

Want to learn from other teacherpreneurs? Connect with hundreds of like-minded teachers in my LinkedIn Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7060976

Need more personalized help?  Book a coaching call with me.

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Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills

Because Successful Group Work Doesn’t Just Happen!

When you tell your students to work in groups, what happens One or two students takes over all the work? One or two students coast, doing the bare minimum? They divide the work into equal parts and do it all individually, defeating the whole point of a group task? 

Successful Group Work is a complete course of 13 lessons that you can do with students before you start group work. Or choose the activities that reflect the areas your students need the most work in. Many of the activities are 20-30 minutes long, so you can easily fit them into your class schedule. And most are no-prep or low prep.

Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills teaches students:

Interested in finding your niche but don't know how? Having a niche is importance for a number of reasons.  Learn why in this video. I also talk about some steps to formulating your x, y and z!

Find Your Niche Video
Read Teacher to Teachepreneur: How to Monetize your Professional Skills in CONTACT April 2017

Do you want to know how other teachers became teacherpreneurs?

Read more than 50 Interviews with inspiring, international teacherpreneurs.

"Many teachers feel that they would like to do something different with their teaching skills, or simply work in a different context such as teaching online. However, not many of us know how to start. With the skills that only an expert teacher has, Patrice's The Essential Teacher to Teacherpreneur Toolkit will help you start. Her words are simple yet wise. She goes over all those topics that will matter to you such as branding, niche, transferrable skills, social media and networking, and makes it all approachable. She shares her experience and expertise to show us that making the transition from teacher to teacherpreneur is just round the corner. "

Diana Bauducco
EFL teacher and Content Writer, Argentina

"I bought The Essential Teacher to Teacherpreneur Toolkit. I highly recommend it to a teacher who would like to become entrepreneur. It is full of excellent tips. "

Pierre Epoh
ESL Teacher and Materials Writer, London, UK

"Your idea of interviewing teacherpreneurs and gathering all the info in one place is fabulous! It's very useful and inspiring. I remember that 10 years ago, when I started my own teaching business, I looked for model stories, but I found none. So hats off for this. I'm lucky to be inspired by models like you! It's so good to see that more and more teachers have the courage to set up their own business!"

Camelia (Strilciuc) Martincu
General and Business English Teacherpreneur, Romania

"Your interview on Finding your Niche as part of the Online Teacher Summit was amazing. It was a game-changer for me. Thank you! "

Bebel Edwards
Online Language Teacher, USA

"Thank you for empowering teachers to go one step ahead."

Mauricio Cataldo
ELT Educator, Chile

"I have been working for different companies for many years and now have the courage to start my own business. I'm ready to become a teacherpreneur. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. "

Karina Llopart
Online Spanish Teacher, Argentina

"Thank you so much for sharing. I really appreciated you being honest about not being well suited to work with younger students. I tried working with elementary children in China, the pay was great and the scheduling was perfect for me, but I am not a good fit for young learners. I do not meet many ESL professionals that prefer to work with adults, so I really appreciated hearing you talk about that. I don't feel so alone anymore. I will be using the information you so generously shared to help me find my niche and grow my freelance ESL service."

Darlene Denis
Online English Teacher, USA

"Thanks for your excellent workshop at the TESL conference. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about how we can combine entrepreneurial skills with classroom experience to enhance careers and turn teaching into a profitable experience. Because ESL assignments are sporadic and difficult to predict, I’d like apply workshop content and your advice. I purchased your Toolkit and I look forward to putting your counsel and services into practice. You are the ideal model for teachers who are thinking of striking out on their own."

Edward Laba
Edward Laba & Associates, Business Writing & Corporate Communication Services

Teacherpreneur School

Download resources to get you started on your own journey as a teacherpreneur.

The Essential Teacher to Teacherpreneur Toolkit

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