I asked him.
They make their money by providing personal coaching for students at universities that don’t already have dedicated courses in their subject.
“I don’t need to travel,” Jansson said. “I don’t have to pay for a hotel. I just give them a phone call, and they come right there.”
“All I need is about 200 students a session and I’m on my way,” Jansson said.
Jansson admits that he isn’t going to make a lot of money on this idea. But he thinks that some students will use it as a way to get experience, which would then lead to higher-paying teaching jobs.
He’s had people telling him, “It’s not for you! You’re not a good teacher!” He says they’re mistaken.
“I’ve had people come up to me from their high school on their way to a career in the classroom and say: ‘Thank you so much. I’ve learned a lot from you…and a lot more.’ I’ve met students who said they’d never heard of teaching or personalization before, which is amazing.”
Jansson said that when he’s not teaching, he’ll be sitting in the classroom getting students to talk about their lives. He’ll be providing encouragement and support for students.
His life coach is in the process of getting a PhD in the study of human creativity and in the school’s field of study, so Jansson has a lot to learn.
Will teaching really be any different? There probably won’t be a class discussion for a while. But we’ll find out this summer.
Jansson said he would love to see more people take up teaching.
“I get that people want to live a better life and feel like their family is bigger. So many people do something and get caught up in their own happiness, but I don’t know the meaning of it.”
He said he never thought about teaching until he was 15 years old after watching his dad teach a class in Seattle.
He said his dad was really into it, but his dad’s dream wasn’t to become a teacher. His dad just wanted to get out of the business and put his kids through college. That’s why he started out doing what dad didn’t want him to do.
“I want to do what my dad wanted me to do. That’s the reason why I think about teaching as a profession
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