Why is it so hard to write a good teacher bio? After all, we spend most of our days writing – everything from constructive feedback on papers, to reassuring emails. But when it comes to writing about yourself, many online teachers hit a wall… (more…)
About: Dr Liz Hardy
Recent Posts by Dr Liz Hardy
When you teach online, it’s vital to let your real personality shine through. Authenticity and honesty help to make a genuine connection with your students. It’s a terrible idea to try and be something you’re not. Your students don't want to see a sweaty man in a tight jumpsuit impersonating a legend. (more…)
Not every adult learner in your online classes is a digital native. Plenty of online students can go for hours without checking their iPhones. And these learners see going to the library to borrow books as perfectly normal. So when students like these enrol in an e-learning course, they have different needs from digital natives. (more…)
Tutoring online naturally involves fielding a lot of student questions. Some days, in fact, it feels like that’s all you do. And these calls for help can be problematic. They can take forever to answer. They can be repetitive and exhausting. And they can get in the way of the other core business of tutoring online. When you’re feeling harassed and ...
Teacher quotes are not like self-help slogans. You know the ones – we’ve heard them so many times, they’ve lost all meaning: Life is short, do what matters Change your mind, change your life, or Follow your dreams. These are not inspiring calls-to-action; they’re a wave of white noise clichés we’ve been tuning out for years. Quotes about ...
A Referencing Guide is Not a Book of Spells. But try telling new online students that! Many see referencing as a kind of dark art – difficult to master, impossible to control, and ever so slightly sinister. That Reference List may come out looking alright. Or it might show up as a monstrously deformed creature with ears on its elbows. ...
Online teachers need practical strategies for dealing with difficult students – from rude emails to constant demands for special treatment. Here are the 4 most common types of difficult behaviors – and some practical ways of dealing with them. (more…)
Teaching online can be incredibly demanding. And it’s easy to forget this is the best job in the world. (You love it, remember?) But that To Do list has a life of its own. It never seems to shrink, no matter how many emails you answer, or how many papers you grade. (more…)
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- July 23, 2016 on Effective Teaching Techniques for the Older Adult Learner