Lina Marcela Gómez Quintero wears many hats as a teacherpreneur in Colombia. Find out why she believes that empathy and assertive communication have helped her become a successful teacherpreneur. Also, learn how her projects are positively changing the educational landscape in her country.
1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?
Currently, I teach English at Colegio de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, in Medellín (Colombia), where I also am Homeroom Teacher for the Ninth grade. I have been teaching here since September 2017, but my teaching experience started more than 10 years ago. In addition, I am STEAM teacher, coach, and consultant.
2. Can you describe a typical day?
A typical day starts at 6:00 am. After saying hello to my colleagues and students walking through the corridors, I meet Jorge Hugo, my workmate (here, English teachers work in pairs: one teacher is with Basic Level students and the...
Sarah Mulvey recently left classroom teaching after 22 years to focus on her coaching and counselling business for ex-pats in Japan. Sarah combines her interest and training in NLP, coaching and counselling with her personal experience of being an ex-pat to offer a very unique service. Sarah believes that we should take chances, get our vision out there, and try new things.
Sarah, can you start off by telling us where you teach?
Well, my transition from teacherpreneur to small business owner has already happened. My teaching career came to an end on March 31st of this year, and I am in the process now of getting my new venture underway. Up until April 1st, I was teaching at Nagoya City University in the heart of Nagoya, Japan.
How long have you been teaching?
I have been a teacher for twenty-two years.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
At Nagoya City University, my day would generally start at 9:00 am with a morning class. I taught 8 to 9 classes per...