What’s edupreneurship? Well as I define it: It’s simply being an education entrepreneur.
A lot of time people think this means specifically edtech work, but I would contest that there are a lot of opportunities to start a business that can benefit schools, teachers, students, and all education stakeholders that don’t involve technology at all.
In my edupreneur posts I’ll be sharing tips and tricks I’ve learned in my first year of running Donnie Welch Poetry. A lot of these are things I’ve learned the hard way and wish someone had told me!
I’ll be sharing posts that I hope inspire people to make the leap in edupreneurship!
Part of what motivated the creation of Donnie Welch Poetry was a desire to advocate for more arts education in neurodiverse learning. Rather than just standing on a literal or digital soap box, I decided that one way I could help get more arts ed in neurodiverse classrooms was to build a business that did exactly that.
I believe that edupreneurship can help drive education reform.
If you believe so too, then I challenge you to start a side hustle that addresses some of the wrongs you see in education.
Maybe you have a way to better track district budgets that could save money and get funds allocated to programs that need it?
Maybe you have the curriculum idea that’ll rock the STEM world?
Maybe there’s a way to create fluid partnerships between local musicians and band classes?
Maybe you have something else entirely!?
Whatever skills you have, bring them to the table. The education system needs new ideas and if you don’t do it then who?
Step up. Students need you!