Zen And The Art Of Online Teaching

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In the middle of a busy day of online teaching, the calming sound of a trickling stream may be impossible to imagine.  There’s no room for restful imagery today.Instead, you furiously multi-task between multiple student demands, administrative responsibilities, and a large pile of unmarked work waiting to be graded.It’s easy to become exhausted and overwhelmed. And then ...

How To Teach Online Using Humor: What Works

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When you teach online, you’re always looking for ways to make your job easier, and your students’ experiences more satisfying.  Humor is an online teaching tool that can help you achieve both of those goals.But this tool is more powerful than it looks. It pays to think carefully about how you’ll use it.Wield this tool effectively, and ...

A Quick Way To Cut the Drop Out Rate in Online Training Courses

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Online training courses have long been plagued by a high student drop out rate. This issue keeps plenty of online teachers up at night.It’s an ongoing challenge to keep learners interested, on track, and motivated to complete their courses. And there are many strategic ways to do that.For example, you can:Create more engaging course material Make e-learning ...

The A-Z Of Online Teaching Challenges

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How Many Challenges Does An Online Teacher Have to Face?  The challenges involved in online teaching sometimes seem too numerous to count.It’s not surprising.Every online teacher faces many obstacles – and often several on the same day.It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And if you’re new to teaching online, some of these obstacles can be rather problematic.So this ...

5 Ways To Survive A Student Email Avalanche

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When you teach online, your inbox is always overflowing with student email.   And if you don’t check your messages for a day or two, look out!When you do open your email it’s like watching an avalanche coming roaring down a mountainside – straight towards you.What can you do to make sure you’re not snowed under by ...

One Surprising Skill Every Online Trainer Needs

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Online teachers draw from a deep well of teaching skills every single day. From the very second you fire up your computer in the morning, you’re furiously multi-tasking. And you’re often using several specialist teaching skills at the same time. But if you had to choose, what would you say is the single most valuable skill that makes ...