Nik Peachey - Digital Product Developer, Materials Writer, Author

Nik Peachey is a very creative and well-known Digital Product Developer, Materials Writer and Author in the ELT field.  His advice about facing your fears of putting yourself out there?  "There is nothing to lose but your fear.  In the end, it comes down to the saying, It's the things you don't do and the risks you don't take that you end up regretting."

1. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I've been involved in education since about 1990. I started off teaching guitar in a prison while I was a student and when I left I did CELTA with IH in Cairo and got hooked on teaching. Since then I've migrated through teaching, teacher training, ICT training and now I work mainly in digital product development. At the moment I'm working for EtonX, an edtech company owned by Eton College, and I'm developing online courses aimed at non-native speakers of...

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Adra Young - Educator, Trainer & Author

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Adra Young is a compassionate educator, trainer and author who devotes her time working with youth tackling tough topics such as race, anti-bullying, suicide prevention and reducing school suspensions.  Read more about Adra's important work and how she finds clients to share her important work.  

1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching? 

I’m currently certified to teach in the State of Indiana, USA however I'm not teaching full time at the moment.  I have taught youngsters from 1995-2016 for the Detroit Public School System.  I worked at the Detroit Impact Center as a Social Skills provider where I pinpointed the lack of resources available for both middle and high school students so I created a curriculum that addressed the concerns of youngsters facing overwhelming social dynamics.  I'm happy to report that this program was utilized in several Detroit Schools. During that time, I also...

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Dr. Marquita Blades - Educator, Consultant, Author and Talk-Show Host

Dr. Marquita Blades is an outstanding educator, consultant, author and talk-show host.  Dr. Blades says that it’s okay to want to earn more money but self-care is very important which means putting ourselves and our families first.  

  1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I am not currently teaching. I resigned in 2016 to focus on consulting full-time. I taught high school biology, chemistry, and physics for 16 years in the United States.

  1. Can you describe a typical day?

My typical day begins with me getting up at 4:00 am and I am in my office by 4:30 am. The first thing I do is respond to and send emails for action items that are currently open on my To-Do List and post/interact on social media. By mid-morning (8:00 – 11:00 am), I am working on consulting projects which include creating workshops, resources, and writing. I spend the early afternoon (11:00 am-12:30 pm) checking and responding to emails. I also use this...

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Dave Stevens - Language School Owner and Author

Dave Stevens love of learning Spanish lead to opening his own language school and publishing 10 books!  Dave says that we have to be honest about our ideas and make it about our students, not us. Dave's advice for becoming a teacherpreneur?  “If you try, the worst that can happen is that you might learn something".

 

  1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I teach at The Language School in Denver, Colorada in the United States.  I started teaching English informally in 2001 when I started learning how to speak Spanish.  My first “student” was a neighbour of mine named Juan, from Mexico.  One evening I was on my patio and he was on his, and I invited him over for a “cerveza”.  We became really good friends, and within about 6 months he was very conversational.

Later, I moved to Argentina to study Spanish full time for a year.  Everyone I came in contact with wanted to practice English...

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Taylor Sapp - ESL Teacher and Author

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Taylor Sapp is a talented teacher and writer.  Read how he used his international teaching experience and love of creative writing as inspiration for his first book.  Advice? We all have an interesting and unique story in us because we’re all unique! The key is you just have to find what that is!  

 

1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for this interview.  Let's start by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Currently, I have been teaching at ELS Portland (located at Concordia University in NE Portland, Oregon, USA) for the last 5 years.  Previously I spent about 8 years in Japan teaching English at several Universities including Meiji and Hosei in Tokyo and Sugiyama Jo Gakuen in Nagoya.

2. Can you describe a typical day?

I wake up very early ~ 5 a.m. and do writing and creative work then. I teach all day and then come home to my family and 2 young boys (2 and 4) who keep me busy in the evening!

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Teresa Nguyen - ESL Teacher, Author and YouTuber

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Teresa Nguyen is an ESL Teacher, Author and successful YouTuber based in California.  Find out how she utilized her first language to start a bilingual (English-Vietnamese) YouTube channel with more than 12,000 subscribers from around the world to help Vietnamese speakers learn English.

Hello Teresa.  Can you start off by telling us about your teaching journey?

I became interested in language development due to my own experiences as a child immigrant from Vietnam, an ESL student, and then as an English instructor in three different countries. These experiences have given me an understanding of how lives can be transformed through learning English. 

Through the years, I have found that teaching a wide range of learners in a variety of subjects has allowed me to explore different perspectives on teaching as well. I taught specialized English to immigrant adults in corporate America (2008) and to Vietnamese programmers in corporate Vietnam (2010). I taught...

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Christina Cavage - ESL Educator, Writer, Consultant, Content Creator & App Designer

Christina Cavage wears many hats as a teacherpreneur.  Find out how she came up with the idea to develop a brilliant app that helps her students to practice syllabification while acquiring key vocabulary.  

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I have been teaching at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, U.S. for the last five years.  Prior to joining SCAD, I taught at Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey for 20 years.

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching ESL for over 27 years.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

Is there ever a typical day teaching? Every day brings new experiences, and even after 27 years, every day is dynamic.  However, on most days I arrive early and meet with students.  When classes begin, the fun starts! I like to use a lot of games, pair/group activities and other tasks that really engage students.  I love developing materials that are innovative and...

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Elizabeth Ortiz - EFL Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Author and Publisher

Elizabeth Ortiz is an experienced EFL teacher, teacher trainer, author and publisher.  She believes that teacherpreneurs should think big but start one step at a time and ask for help or support from a teacherpreneur community willing to help.

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I currently run my own Institute called World English Institute in two cities (Quevedo and Portoviejo in Ecuador). I am also a freelance ELT Trainer and Consultant. Last year, I decided to start publishing so Serenity Press was born to support local novice writers and ELT professionals willing to go beyond the classroom.

How long have you been teaching?

I start teaching when I was 18 so 32 years teaching from preschool, primary, secondary, higher education, and private education. Fifteen years ago I found my passion for Teacher Education and ELT Management and I haven´t stopped.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

As an independent professional, there is no a “typical...

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