Carolyn Flores feels that becoming a teacherpreneur was a natural evolution for her. Read her personal advice on juggling everything and transitioning from teacher to teacherpreneur.
How long have you been teaching?
Combined, teaching in the classroom and privately one to one, I’ve been teaching for over twenty years.
Where do you teach now?
I teach at the Centre for Skills Development and Training which is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
I teach about 15-20 higher level students in the morning. The group is a mix of students with various backgrounds and experiences. In the afternoons. I have a lower level class of about 15 students. I am also a lead PBLA (Portfolio-Based Language Assessment) teacher so I also help other teachers with this methodology and with implementation in their classrooms.
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Mateusz Wawrzynowicz is a bilingual teacherpreneur with technical skills that he used to design his own website. Read why he thinks that we have nothing to lose by becoming a teacherpreneur and why being open and trying new things can make your students love English even more.
1. Mateusz, can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I'm an ESL teacher in Poland. I teach kids aged 3-15. I work at a primary school as well as a language school. I also teach adults preparing for FCE and CAE exams.
2. How long have you been teaching?
It's been 9 years.
3. Can you describe a typical teaching day?
I'm always pretty busy. I start classes with my primary students at 8 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m. Next, it's time for the language school where I teach. I usually finish at about 7 p.m.
4. Teacher self-care is so important. How do you relax?
I go out as much as I can. I often meet my friends but I also try to be active. I jog whenever I can in the...