TeacherGoals Podcast Episode 36

How to Use Your Teaching Expertise to Become a Paid Speaker with Dr. Richard Warren Jr

So whatever it is that you feel like you're bringing into this profession that's unique to you, all you have to do is identify that and package it up and share it with the world because there's somebody who needs to hear it. So you don't have to be a guru in everything. You just got to be the guru in you!

Dr. Richard Warren, Jr.
Professor of Teacher Education 

Welcome to Episode 36 of the TeacherGoals Podcast, where we're talking with Dr. Richard Warren about how to use your teaching expertise to become a paid speaker. And let me tell you, if you've ever stood in front of a classroom full of students and managed to keep them awake and engaged, you've got the skills to be a great speaker!

Now, I know what you're thinking - "I'm a teacher, not a stand-up comedian! How can I possibly be funny enough to get paid to speak?" Well, fear not my dear listeners, because the key to being a great speaker is not about being funny all the time. It's about knowing your audience and being able to connect with them on a deeper level.

So, if you're ready to take your teaching expertise to the next level, then listen to this episode for amazing tips that will empower you to use your teaching expertise to become a paid speaker!

3 TeacherGoal Tips


Tip 1:

Find your niche. What is it that you're passionate about in teaching?


Tip 2:
Use your expertise to create engaging and informative presentations that will resonate with your audience.


Tip 3:
To get your foot in the door and land speaking gigs, attend conferences and start building relationships with people in your niche.

This Episode Features...

Dr. Richard Warren Jr.

Dr. Richard Warren Jr, is the 2019 Maryland State Teacher of the Year, National Speaker, Award Winning S.T.E.M Educator and Chair of Education Executive Policy for the Governor of Maryland. He spent nearly a decade teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to middle school students, achieving record breaking gains on state assessments and being named as one of Samsung's leading STEM teachers in the United States. Richard earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and was inducted into the UMES Hall of Excellence, the highest honor of achievement offered by his University.

His research on teacher retention has garnered the attention of hundreds of school districts who are implementing mentoring programs for beginning teachers. Since 2015, he has worked closely with district teacher mentoring programs, helping beginning teachers find success and gratification while implementing equitable and just practices in the classroom.

Richard frequently travels around the world as a featured keynote speaker, presenter, and educational consultant on topics pertaining to teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention. At UMES, he founded the UMES Men of Color in Education program, an innovative program designed to educate K-12 men of color to become teachers and provide support for them along their high school, college and career continuum.

Dr.Warren currently serves as the Hazel Professor of Education at UMES preparing future teachers to take on the next generation of students. His work with students, teachers, and educational agencies has become well known in the educational world and beyond. Follow his journey on social media @rhwarrenjr or richardwarrenjrpd.com

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Terryfic Learning Company, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.  

You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_

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