Igniting Creativity

Igniting Creativity

Hosted by: Amy Roadman

Hi, I'm Amy, an art teacher who left the public school sector just before the pandemic hit and now I teach in a lot of different ways on my own. Little did I know that I wasn't going to be just a teacher anymore, I...


Facing Your Fears

Season #1 Episode #1

If you are a teacher then you know about back-to-school nightmares all too well. Well, when you are starting something completely new and you don't really know what you are getting yourself into, a new set of dreams...
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Course Development

Season #1 Episode #2

I’m passionate about the topic of creativity, in many different aspects of life, not just because I’m an art teacher. I truly believe that we can be creative and unique when it comes to what kind of courses we put out...
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Building a Funnel of Classes

Season #1 Episode #3

In any field, there is terminology that you must become familiar with.  Because I entered the virtual teaching world as a teacher and did not think like a business person right away it was a bit overwhelming to have...
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The Art of Self-Promotion

Season #1 Episode #4

Well, hello!  I’m coming at you as the art teacher for a bit because self-promotion is a combination of business and art.  As uncomfortable as it can be sometimes, you need to be able to stand out, to be noticed -...
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Season #1 Episode #5

I will be the first to admit that when I first started working from home that meant it permeated all aspects of my life.  I didn’t have a designated space set up right away, it was way too easy to constantly have the...
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Building Relationships

Season #1 Episode #6

Customer care is a biiiigggg part of making this a successful teacher business.  In order to provide the best service possible, you need to be proactive.  Providing timely and consistent responses to parent requests...
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Virtual Teaching: Reaching Students Around the World with Kristen Mercurio

Season #2 Episode #7

I had a fantastic time getting to know Kristen Mercurio, a fellow Outschool teacher who is a certified teacher, life coach, and business owner. She left the brick-and-mortar classroom and exclusively works online...
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Virtual Teaching: Becoming a CEO of Your Teacher Business with Rebecca Kiziltas

Season #2 Episode #8

Rebecca Kiziltas, a London-based French teacher, pivoted her career from working in the private sector to becoming an educator in her 30’s and soon realized that being a teacher in a brick and mortar setting simply...
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Virtual Teaching: Creating a Safe and Welcoming Space for Students with Alexandra McCarty

Season #2 Episode #9

Alexandra McCarty, Miss Alex, has worked as an independent S.T.E.A.M. and art teacher for 8 years, serving up fun, hands-on learning experiences to preschool through middle school learners online and in-person.  She...
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Virtual Teaching: Building Your Business with Kristine Dizon

Season #2 Episode #10

Kristine Dizon is the CEO, Founder, and Director of the Music and Language Learning Center. She is an international artist and teacher who has performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Kristine has been a part of...
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