[tweetmeme] Popular online teachers around the globe have been dealing with this problem since the beginning of the Internet Age. You’ve got loads of interest from various parts of the world but you just can’t manage to meet them all when they are most convenient. If you live 100% off of your online courses there is a chance that you could fit them in at odd hours throughout the day and night, but that basically defeats the point of the mobile lifestyle that you’ve created for yourself, right? Here are some ideas to balance your global lesson schedule. more »
[tweetmeme]Teachers who are passionate enough to set up a school online, or course offering, certainly deserve applause! It’s such a challenging task and it shows that you are in it for the long haul! (But if you haven’t considered the long haul, it’s probably better to get out now…) Unfortunately, having the will to set up an online school is not going to get it up on its feet as quickly as you imagine. Let’s start by considering a few types of virtual school options. Then, choose the one that suits your needs for both ease of operation and professionalism.
Absenteeism can cause hassles for both independent teachers and schools. The challenge is offering make-up lessons for students who have missed lessons for whatever legitimate reason. But how? Perhaps the first thought would be to gather other students who have missed a lesson and add one or two extra lessons to your teaching schedule at the end of the term. But if you are a busy teacher, as most good teachers are, then you need to restructure your online learning programs to maximize your time.
Streamlined course content combined with a shorter term is the key here. more »