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  •  Ah, for a Speaker's Bureau where you didn't ... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... have to travel. My bet is that you'd be quite popular in talking to local and state meetings. But to make that work would require (a) a speaker's bureau for educators and (b) travel, which I'm guessing is not in the cards, at least not regularly right now. (Yes, I can put together the pitch: "You were GOING to hire Willard Daggett or Ruby Payne at extraordinary fees to spout BS. Why not get a real educator at reasonable rates?")

    If I were a beginning government-class teacher, do you want to know how valuable I would find your observation and advice? Again, this is a service no district will pay for, currently, but setting up a webcam on something like a Swivl, feeding to you wherever you want to watch, and giving feedback, would provide real value.

    I know, I know -- great ideas for jobs won't work out unless someone with money is willing to pay for them... but maybe there's a district staffer somewhere reading your posts and comments.

    •  there is actually an organization (0+ / 0-)

      that does use educators to support school districts.  It is not however just a speakers' bureau - the idea os that they hae an approach (which is actually pretty good) that you are teaching them to utilize.  They approached me, I explored it a bit, I probably could within a year have been clearing 50K after expenses for the equivalent of less than 1/2-time work.  I decided I did not want to make the investment of time and $$ to pursue it.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 08:23:42 AM PDT

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