How do you think like an entrepreneur when you work in education?

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Excerpt from new eBook out shortly

Education is a tough business to work in. And that holds true if you are a tutor, a trainer, or any kind of specialist educator.

Or a business owner….

Or all of the above like me.

I’m pretty excited about what I do, but some days I can’t understand why anyone would actually choose to work in education.

To be honest, some days I can’t understand why I work in education.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s very rewarding.

Not financially, of course. But that feel good stuff you see in teacher movies is quite true.

Some days we change people’s lives.

Some days… well, some days working in education is like being in a knife fight. But it’s a learning experience in and of itself.

Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned.

It’s a death by a thousand cuts.

The effects of creeping compliance, restricted funding, and massive institutional change wear me down.

It’s crazy that I don’t usually notice until I’m bleeding all over the floor.

And it’s unpredictable.

I’m an educator, right? Well, it turns out I brought a whiteboard marker to a knife fight.

Sure the pen is mightier than the sword… But it still damn hurts when they stab you with it.

And they will stab you.

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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