So what’s the tipping point for deciding to start something? Nicole Tucker-Smith, a teacherpreneur at LessonCast, said, “I decided to stop talking about what would make a difference in education and start building it.”
Mike Metzger describes realizing we aren’t just fighting an achievement gap but an opportunity gap. As a second-year teacher in Arizona, he started an ACT test-prep program and advocated to make his school a testing site, helping to eliminate test-taking barriers. Sheer drive, but also luck (such as the right time and place) contribute to taking the leap.
One cautionary note for starting a venture: it helps to step outside of your own experiences. Meredith Ely of Learnboost wrote, “Being able to iterate on the thoughts, suggestions, and real-world use-cases of teachers practicing in a variety of settings is much more meaningful than building a product that would have helped me.”
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