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, M.Ed., M.A., CTDP

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!

Find out more about my company Global Training, Coaching and Development

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 from around the world 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. Read what teachers are saying below!

 

Here's what teachers are saying about Successful Group Work - 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills!

 

"This book comes in handy not only for students to learn concepts related to collaborative work but also for teachers to reflect upon them. Team building and collaborative work is a “must” inside any classroom today.  Activities that help students and teachers respect people’s diversity, work on group dynamics, organise their thoughts in order to present an idea is a starting point for successful learning and teaching to take place". – Louise Emma Potter, Author and Teacher Trainer, Brazil

"The skills associated with successful group work go way beyond the classroom.  They are life skills that can be applied in all areas of our lives. Patrice Palmer has produced a wonderful course that makes complete sense and has a clear purpose.  It is a must for any teacher and every resource room". - Chris Mares, author of 50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher

"Practical, clear, and flexible, this is a useful resource with 13 activities for teachers of teenagers and adults.  Completing all activities will prepare and guide students through every step in the group work process. Thanks to the user-friendly format, teachers can also easily select individual activities to best meet students’ needs". – Julie Vorholt, Instructor, Academic English Studies, Lewis & Clark University

"Successful Group Work is a creative collection of challenging and stimulating team building activities. It’s a wonderful resource full of engaging exercises instrumental in identifying and reinforcing team work skills. – A must have for any classroom"! – Marlene Paglia, ESL Teacher and Author of The Big Book of Grammar Articles

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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

"Starting out as an entrepreneur in the education sector was hard for me. One does need a little assurance for the road ahead. That's when Patrice played a very important role. Despite being from the other side of the globe, she was able to spot out my venture, understand its context and give me some beautiful insights into my curriculum model along with tons of encouragement. And that did help!"

Raghav Nyati
Curriculum Developer, India

Teacherpreneur School

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

The Essential Teacher to Teacherpreneur Toolkit

$25.00 CAD

Are you a teacher looking to - try new things?- engage in more creative work?- control the amount of work you desi...

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Social Media Make-over Checklist for Teacherpreneurs

Free

Do you know how to use social media to boost your online presence?  Do your current social media profiles prom...

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10 Tips to Transition from Teacher to Teacherpreneur

Free

Teachers have many transferrable skills.  Find out how I entered the world of teacherpreneurship and how you can...

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The Essential Teacher to Teacherpreneur Toolkit

$20.00 USD

 Are you a teacher looking to try new things? engage in more creative work? control the amount of work yo...

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Teacherpreneur Tactics

Free

Teacherpreneurs need specific tactics in order to gain an advantage or succeed.  This resource is a compilation ...

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