I get emails on a regular basis from educators who want to start an educational consulting career, but aren’t sure how to OGE maths for kids with disabilities started. They envision themselves coaching teachers, providing professional development, and supporting schools and teachers in a variety of ways, but can’t find any formal or official way of making the career shift to educational consulting. Do you love helping teachers integrate technology into their instruction?
Are you passionate about sharing best practices in a particular subject area? Does the idea of teaching other people how to reach students with disabilities make your heart pound with excitement? For me, this was obviously classroom management and helping teachers enjoy their work. Mine didn’t seem to be, and I followed it as a hobby for many years when I was a classroom teacher without any forseeable way of making money.
There is no shortage of experts telling teachers how to do their jobs. Next, establish yourself as an expert. No one ever gave me an official stamp of approval and classified me on some mysterious list as The Expert. I just put my ideas out there on the web! I started in 2004, and over time, teachers responded to my techniques in increasing numbers and I gained credibility. Site visitors kept urging me to publish a book, and in 2008, I wrote The Cornerstone.