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A show for teachers who are looking for ways to earn extra money and possible career options beyond the classroom.

A show for teachers who are looking for ways to earn extra money and possible career options beyond the classroom.
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A show for teachers who are looking for ways to earn extra money and possible career options beyond the classroom.




Integrating Your Business with Your Teaching with Kasey Bell

Today's Guest: Kasey Bell, Owner, Shake Up Learning Kasey Bell is a former middle school teacher turned award-winning digital learning coach at Shake Up Learning. She is also an international speaker, author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic, blogger at and co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. Summary Kasey started her first blog in 2014, expecting it to be an instant success. She soon learned that it didn't work...


Mindset Switch: Thinking of Yourself as an Entrepreneur

When you’re a teacher, you tend to identify as a teacher. It’s not just a job. It’s who you are. So how do you start thinking of yourself as an entrepreneur? Talk about your business. Tell people what you’re doing, who you’re helping, and why you’re doing it. The more you talk about your business, the more comfortable you’ll feel talking about your business Get used to saying, “I’m a teacher and a business owner.” Feel free to switch business owner with your own title. This lets you still...


Listening to Feedback to Take Your Business to the Next Level with Renee Peña Lopez

Today's Guest: Renee Peña Lopez, Owner, Made for You Learning Renee Peña Lopez is an Early Childhood Learning Specialist and proud native New Yorker. She is a licensed special education and early childhood teacher who has a passion for Littles and their quirks. Renee pulls from her creative background in dance and her vast experience in an array of classrooms from museum education to progressive to play-based models. She truly believes that #playmatters in the lives of Littles and for it to...


Defeating Impostor Syndrome as a Side Hustlin’ Teacher

Imposter syndrome hits everyone at some point, especially when you’re trying something new! Today we’re talking about how squash that doubting Thomas in your head so you move forward and be your awesome self. What is Impostor Syndrome? It’s this feeling that you’re not talented enough, smart enough, or just… enough to do what you want to do. As though you’ve only succeeded so far because of luck, not talent. It’s a fear that at any moment you’re going to be exposed as a fraud. Check out...


Passion, Grit, and Perseverance with Max Bawarski

Today's Guest: Max Bawarski, Owner, Two Smooth Dudes Max is from upstate New York and attended the State University of Cortland. He was an academic and an All-American track athlete in college. Max has been teaching PE for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia for 13 years. His passion is for fitness, sports, and good food. Summary Max started his first business when he was just a kid and never lost his entrepreneurial spirit. He started as a young man shoveling driveways...


A Day in the Life of a Side Hustle Teacher

What’s it really like to be a full-time teacher with a side hustle? Today we’re exploring the realities of this non- 9-5 job and how we can make a business work. Be Realistic Side hustle, by definition means that you’re building your business on the side. It’s not your primary gig, so you can not devote full time hours to it. Teachers have to take that one step further, because our jobs don’t end when we leave the school building. We have lessons to plan and papers to grade, so we have to...


The Long and Winding Journey from Teacher to Entrepreneur with Robin Walker

Today's Guest: Robin Walker, Business Strategist Robin offers a unique combination of teaching and business experience when speaking and leading female business owners. Her down to Earth and encouraging personality help women feel comfortable sharing and reaching for big goals. She creates a space for women to be bold and then gives them the tools, coaching, and accountability to take action. Robin is a fifth generation entrepreneur and has been running businesses since she left teaching...


How to Choose the Side Hustle That's Right for You

What's stopping most teachers from starting a side hustle? They don't know what to do! In fact, many teachers think that they aren't qualified to do anything but teach. Not true, my friends! And today we're talking about how to uncover your Side Hustle talents.


Bonus: 10 Reasons Teachers Make Amazing Entrepreneurs

Across America, teachers are starting businesses as a way to make more money, and they are KILLING it! In this episode we're going to explore why teachers make such good entrepreneurs!


An Introduction to Side Hustle Teachers

Who are Side Hustle Teachers? Side Hustle Teachers are teachers who are looking for options. We want options for ways to make money because teaching doesn't pay the bills (or it does pay the bills, but it doesn't allow for nice things like vacations, a savings account, or heat). We want options for the future, because after experiencing the realities of the classroom for 5, 10, or 15 years, retirement feels reeeeeeally far off and we're not sure that we can make it. Why are we here? You...