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The Teaching Space Podcast

The podcast is on pause for a year (as of August 2021) as I am tackling the final year of my masters in education (which I am doing alongside my full-time job). In the meantime, please revisit the considerable back catalogue of episodes. Also, give me a follow on Twitter, where I am still very active and sign up for my personal newsletter here. You can visit The Teaching Space website here:

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Sep 5, 2020


  • About Mark (01:05).
  • What the word “teacherpreneur” means to Mark (03:41).
  • Martine explains that no one is expected to be a teacherpreneur - being a teacher is a huge job - this is an approach that might suit some (04:19).
  • How Mark developed his portfolio career (05:23).
  • How being a teacherpreneur is an alternative career direction in education (06:34).
  • Examples of “dipping your toe in the water” of being a teacherpreneur (07:58).
  • Working with others to recognise your unique skills and systems (08:45).
  • Solving problems for others could be a product or service (10:45).
  • A word of caution if you are an employed person (11:53).
  • Martine and Mark’s experience of being employed and stepping into “teacherpreneur-ism” (!)(12:47).
  • The challenges teachepreneurs can face (15:23).
  • Mark’s approach to managing time (18:18).
  • The importance of using a calendar as part of your productivity toolkit (21:22).
  • Parkinson’s Law (23:00).
  • Martine’s summer break exercise routine (23:27).
  • Top tips for teachers considering starting a side hustle (24:12).
  • Solving problems through your side hustle (28:20).
  • The aspirin and vitamin concept (29:08).
  • About Mark’s podcast - Education on Fire (30:47).
  • Where to find Mark online (32:58).

Wrap Up


Thanks for tuning in. Do check out Mark’s podcast, Education on Fire, and also pop into The Teaching Space Community to discuss the episode.

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