Lessons Learned as an Edupreneur Year 4: But For One, Life Would be Great | Tanya Sheckley | 4 Min Read

May 10, 2023

This may be an unpopular opinion, but the pandemic year was awesome for our school.  We had families who were grateful for school and for our teachers.  We had a small and safe (as safe as we could be) environment and we had students who were excited to be here.  

The following year was a different experience.  Collectively we were dealing with trauma, relearning how to be in society, shifting expectations, and dealing with new fears.  It was a tough year for us, but a year where one important lesson was cemented.  A lesson that holds true in any business or school.  A lesson in my last Entrepreneurs Organization workshop resonated so much with my small workgroup that I was asked to speak about it to the entire audience.  Everyone in the room had their own story of a But For One scenario.    

Year Four:  But For One

But For One is what happens when you have a toxic employee, co-worker, or family in your community who you retain because of One key role that they play in the organization.  As an organization, or school, grows, you know who these people are.  The ones who are…

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Tanya Sheckley

Tanya Sheckley is Founder and President of UP Academy, an elementary lab school which values innovation, empathy and strength and incorporates a unique neuro-development program for children with physical disabilities. Tanya’s vision and mission show it’s possible to celebrate differences, change what’s broken in the American education system, and that all children can receive a rigorous, well-rounded education. She is an Edpreneur, Author of Rebel Educator: Create Classrooms of Imagination and Impact and host of the Rebel Educator podcast. She speaks frequently on the future of education and entrepreneurship. She is a rebel educator who works with new and existing schools to question the status quo and develop innovative student experiences through inclusion and project-based learning.