Brad Deacon's casual response to his students was the catalyst for his successful side hustle - Brad's English Boot Camp. Read the full interview to find out what Brad said! Brad believes that there are potential “teacherpreneur” seeds that are ready to grow within all of us.
1. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
My primary job is as a teacher-researcher in the newly formed Global Liberal Studies department at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.
I am also a teacherpreneur running private workshops through “Brad’s English Boot Camp” (BEBC). BEBC uses a wide variety of activities (discussion, debate, presentations, survival simulations, etc.) primarily to develop participants’ language skills. I launched this about 6 years ago.
2. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching in Japan now for about 20 years.
3. Can you describe a...