Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Renee Rupp of Norwex

This week we've got a great interview with Renee Rupp of Norwex.  Renee started using Norwex products as a solution to a problem in her home and became such a believer in the product that she decided to become a Norwex consultant.  Check out the interview to find out how her experiences in education helped her be a better entrepreneur.  Check out her website to learn more.

TE Tips: Be Gritty!

Are you gritty?  According to Angela Duckworth, one of the leading researchers on the topic, grit is defined as “perseverance and passion for long term goals.”  The idea of grit is getting increasing attention in our ever more competitive world.  People want to know how to be more successful.  What are the very successful people doing that the rest are not?  The answer may be; it’s not what they’re doing, but how they’re doing it.  The good news for the determined hard working crowd is that if you are disciplined, work hard and smart and don’t give up, you can [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Margaret Porter Griffin of Dwelling In History

Today's interview is the second of a two part series with Lowell Griffin and Margaret Porter Griffin of Dwelling in History. This week we will hear from Margaret Porter Griffin. They have taken their interest in history and combined it with their teaching skills to create a very unique business. As a former drafting teacher Lowell uses his CAD skills to design models of historically significant dwellings. Margaret uses her skills as a former classroom teacher and published author to write the assembly directions for the models and to provide a summary of the history of the dwelling.

If you missed [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Lowell Griffin of Dwelling in History

Today's interview is the first of a two part series with Lowell and Margaret Griffin of Dwelling in History.  This week we will hear from Lowell Griffin and next week we will hear from Margaret.  They have taken their interest in history and combined it with their teaching skills to create a very unique business.  As a former drafting teacher Lowell uses his CAD skills to design models of historically significant dwellings.  Margaret uses her skills as a former classroom teacher and published author to write the assembly directions for the models and to provide a summary of the history [...]

TE Tips: Lessons From Doc

Lessons From Doc

 

I hope you have a friend like Doc.  I have known him for many years and recently had the chance to celebrate his 90th birthday with him.  He has taught me many lessons.  Today I want to share just a few with you.

Be humble – If you met him on the street you would find Doc to be a kind and gracious gentleman. He is unpretentious.  It wasn’t until I had known him for many years that I learned he was an Olympian.  In today’s world of self-promotion and attention grabbing, it is refreshing to know someone who [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Rebecca Walker of Trades of Hope

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Rebecca Walker of Trades of Hope
This is a great interview with Teacher Entrepreneur Rebecca Walker. Rebecca is a compassion entrepreneur with Trades of Hope. She shares her experiences in education and in business as well as the outstanding mission of Trades of Hope. For more info check out her website

TE Tips: Businesses Who Give Back

Businesses Who Give Back

In today’s Tip I want to highlight a couple of businesses who give back.  A couple of weeks ago Julie Rupp of ACN was the focus of a Teacher Entrepreneur Profile.  During the interview she mentioned that ACN partners with Project Feeding Kids.

As educators we are all too familiar with the issue of childhood hunger.  According to ACN’s website  “Each time someone becomes an ACN customer, a child gets a meal. And every month when that customer pays their select monthly service bills another child gets meal.”

I’m not here as a spokesperson for ACN but they do [...]