Welcome to the Specialist Handbook!


Welcome to the EduDrift Specialist Handbook! This resource is designed to help you translate your passion into an engaging, actionable, and high-quality EduDrift class. EduDrift Specialists are everyday creators, entrepreneurs, and professionals — people like you! You don’t need to have experience teaching or be well known to publish your first class and grow a following. You’ve got this!     


How EduDrift Classes Work


EduDrift classes are authentic, actionable, and designed to help students bring what they learn into the real world. Focusing on in-demand creative and entrepreneurial skills, popular topics include painting, writing, photography, fashion, public speaking, and much more. On EduDrift, students book the classes listed by you. As a specialist, you get to facilitate this unique learning experience, and that all starts with understanding the 3 pillars of EduDrift’s pedagogy. 


Becoming a Successful Specialist


This handbook will walk you through the full class production process, but here is an overview of the three steps you’ll be following in your teaching journey! 


Class Guidelines


To ensure a high-quality experience for our community, EduDrift maintains a set of guidelines that every class must meet in order to remain on the platform. We recommend familiarizing yourself with our guidelines below before you dive into planning your class. The rest of the Specialist Handbook will provide you with plenty of tips and guidance to make sure your class is meeting (and exceeding!) these criteria. All classes on EduDrift need to meet the following criteria. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more about how classes are reviewed to make sure they meet these class guidelines.


EduDrift Featured Programs


The EduDrift Feature is a way for the EduDrift team to highlight exceptional specialists who go above and beyond to provide students with a valuable, engaging experience. Our team selects featured programs based on quality, topical relevance to the EduDrift audience, and subjective criteria related to EduDrift’s pedagogy and brand identity. Every featured program is an excellent class, but not all excellent classes are featured. You’ll be notified if your class has been featured on our platform! 

While there’s no specific formula, here are eight principles that our team keeps in mind when selecting the featured classes.

Curious what an EduDrift featured program looks like? Check out a few of our favourites:


Planning Your Class


Planning is the first and most important part of creating your EduDrift class. This is when you decide on your topic, come up with a fun and engaging class outline, and get your thoughts organized. Great planning makes production much easier (and faster). If you put the time into planning at the start, the whole class creation process will go more smoothly!


(a) Choosing your Class Topic: Our students are always eager to learn from new specialists who bring a unique style and perspective. So we encourage you to teach on a topic you're passionate about, in line with our Class Guidelines. Our most popular topics include painting, fine art, photography, writing, public speaking, and fashion. We see a lot of interest in topics related to living a creative life — learning artistic skills. That said, a variety of topics are welcome and as EduDrift grows, so do our students. We see new topic areas growing in popularity all the time. Just be sure to avoid our restricted topics, which are listed in our Class Guidelines.

Here are some best practices to keep in mind when you’re deciding what to teach:


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(b) Choose your Class Assignment:  EduDrift pedagogy is focused on assignment-based learning. Assignments help students practice new skills as they learn, and provide a great opportunity for sharing and feedback.   

Here are three tips for creating a class assignment your students will be excited to create and share! 


Make your assignment easy to start

Make your assignment easy to start

Students are more likely to do a quick, lightweight exercise than an intensive, complicated assignment. Bite-sized, manageable assignments feel easy to start and give students an immediate sense of accomplishment. So, make your assignment simple and easy!

Make your instructions clear

Make your instructions clear

Your assignment description is your opportunity to encourage students to create and share their work. Keep it clear and straightforward. Feel free to attach files or include additional resources. If your assignment requires multiple steps, list them out to keep it digestible.

Encourage students to share their work

Encourage students to share their work

Remember, we’re all here to learn! Encourage your students to share their work in progress. The more work students share along the way, the more feedback they'll get from you and other students, which makes for a better learning experience.

Drafting your class outline: Outlining your class is a great way to ensure your live classes are well-organized and engaging. The outlining process can also help you think through the nuts and bolts of class production. Use our outline template to get started. 

Next, create a bullet list of sections and sketch out your main talking points for each class. Often specialists create bullet points for each section and talk through it organically, making sure they hit on each point. Follow these practices to ensure your live classes are organized and engaging.


(c) Publish your program listing

Once you have your class outline (decided the program title and description); know what style you’ll be using to teach your class (in-class demonstration, lecture, assignment, games or exam); you have your laptop/desktop, webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection, it’s time to create and publish your program listing on EduDrift. 


Preparing For Your Class


If you’ve never taught a live class before, it might feel intimidating. But many, many successful EduDrift Specialists have been where you are right now and have gone on to create stunning program content, at home, all on their own. You can too! 
Read the tips on how to prepare for your class!


Earning Revenue


You can earn on EduDrift by publishing your programs and students can book your classes on the platform.  Your revenue depends directly on the number of students who book your class on EduDrift. So, the more people you reach with your class promotion, the more potential revenue you can earn.

EduDrift operates under a commission-based model, which means that EduDrift charges a service fee on the ticket price for its administrative and marketing efforts. The EduDrift Service charges are in the range of 25%-30% of the ticket display price. The specialist receives the revenues after deducting the EduDrift Service Fees. 

Payout Schedule: The payment is processed to the Specialist only on the 15th and 30th of every month. It might take up to 3-4 business days for the funds to reach your bank account. 

Check out the details here.


Get Started On Class Marketing


Congratulations! You’ve just published your program on EduDrift! Now that your class is live, promoting it will help you build a following and start earning revenue. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and social media followers to take your class. So, get started on your class marketing!

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