We are aware of the concepts of entrepreneurship.
We are also aware of the term edupreneur which are education entrepreneurs. Teachers turning entrepreneurs is one new league. Teaching is the noble profession of all that are there and while being a teacher and making students what they wish to be, educators often end up obtaining a lot of skills that helps them in many real time challenges and situation an entrepreneur may land in. After all, helping students turn out to be what they wish to become in itself is like bringing desired outputs upfront.
Without a doubt we can say that teachers turning entrepreneurs could benefit the education sector at masses. Reason being, their in-depth and practical knowledge of the profession. When innovation starts from their end they have the ability to come out with the solutions that can actually solve the challenges that are being faced by teachers in real time.
In this post let’s talk about how teachers turning edupreneurs can benefit all in many ways. The pointers below will help you understand why educators can be the bet edupreneurs!
1. The Massive Knowledge Of The Educational Industry
Having the experience from the industry teachers becoming edupreneur is one big benefit to the sector. They understand the challenges, expectation and desired results of the stakeholders and this makes it easier for them to come out with solution that caters to the needs of everyone.
2. Good At Fundraising
Teachers just know how to cater each student differently. Their ability to understand different individuals and their vivid needs with the center being a common need or goal to achieve is what makes them good at fundraising. They are great fundraisers because they know how to tailor a pitch to their audience and hone in on the value proposition. In education-speak, that’s called “differentiated instruction.”
3. Sales & Marketing Comes Naturally To Them
The convincing power in teachers is one skill that makes their sales and marketing game a big plus. Teachers not only teach students but they make them believe that they can do things with consistency and patience at hand.
4. They Care
Teachers just care for their students and likewise when they step into the entrepreneurship their passion speaks out loud. When an entrepreneur is passionate about their product and customers, investors know it and customers get it.
5. Constant Iteration Is What They’ve Been Doing
Good teachers have and always will be iterative thinkers, without the need for the label. Teachers understand that they need to address a single issue in multiple ways and maybe have to try many times before getting any approach just right. They constantly iterate, adjust, adapt. This is what teachers do on a daily basis. A good teacher when turned an edupreneur will brainstorm, create, and “ship” a new approach to its beta users, known otherwise as students. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll try something else.
Also, Find Your High Dose of Motivation in this article by EdSurge Titled, “What it Takes to be a Teacherpreneur” and those in practice can hop on to this insightful guide on “The B2B and B2C Battle in EdTech Globally”.
So, educators do you feel about the same? And edupreneurs what's your take on this?