Julie Vorholt's career path hasn't followed one direct path which has provided her with opportunities to develop many skills. Julie shares a productivity tip which helped her to balance teaching and editing a massive new book for TESOL.
1. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you start off by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching ESL, EFL, and English for over 20 years. Since 2006, I’ve been teaching ESL at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA while also working as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant.
It may interest other teacherpreneurs to know that my career path has not followed one direct path. My entire career has been dedicated to the field of education, but I have not always worked in the classroom. For example, I worked as Employer Relations Coordinator at the San Jose State University Career Center and the Enrollment Manager and...
Tom Czaban has learned many skills as a teacherpreneur including how to self-publish his own books. Find out why Tom thinks that trying to make everything perfect is a perfect way to never finish anything and how the habit of intellectualizing everything can bring a project to a standstill.
Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed, Tom. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I teach at the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
How long have you been teaching?
I’ve been teaching for around five years now.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
It’s difficult to say because teaching at the university is just one of my jobs; I’m also an editor for a university journal, and I have a number of language school students too. I try to plan all my classes for the week on Mondays (in between classes), which makes the rest of the week pretty straightforward. I usually teach three or four classes a day and do any other tasks I might have...