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Diary of an Online Teacher: Vol. 3

education, elearning, online learning, personalized learning

Anything But Average

Many people have asked me in my time as an online educator, “What’s the average student like in your classes?” When I hear this question, I can’t help but shake my head in frustration. I find myself wondering why the person asking thinks that online students somehow differ from those in brick-and-mortar schools.

Get Your Student Talking About School

student motivation, education, student achievement, homework, student conversations

As parents, we want to hear our students talk about their school day, but often our standard question doesn’t lend itself to what we really want to hear.

Asking students, “What did you do today?” returns answers like, “We played outside. We had gym. We made a volcano.” Statements like these tell you a little about what transpired throughout their day, but it doesn’t get to the meat of the story.

Diary of an Online Teacher: Vol. 2

education, elearning, online learning, edtech, teaching

Anatomy of an Online Teacher

Have you ever considered teaching online? Most brick-and-mortar teachers cringe at the thought, and, perhaps, that is because they have a mistaken idea of what it’s all about. Let’s set the record straight. But before we do, let’s get a few common misconceptions out of the way.  

What Makes a Gold-Star Online Student?

student achievement, teaching, online learning, education

For more than a decade, I’ve been teaching high school in the online environment. I’ve learned quite a bit in that time, including identifying the characteristics associated with successful students.

Top 5 Student Study Tips

student achievement, student motivation, education, study skills, test-taking skills

Now that it’s the middle of September, your children should be back into the school routine. They have likely already completed a few tests. How did they do? As a teacher, my hope is that your students are acing all of their exams, but, as a parent, I know that they sometimes need a little extra support to get on the right track.