To be an effective online teacher, it’s crucial to master the art of giving feedback to online learners. This is no easy task. It takes skill, and a light hand. Especially when you’re teaching adult learners. The challenges are many. (more…)
Oh, what to tweet? What to tweet? For many online teachers and coaches, finding something worthy to tweet about is a real dilemma. But this problem is easily solved. Because as online teachers, we change the world every day. Our work is meaningful by definition. Of course we have plenty to share on Twitter! (more…)
In online teaching, simpler is usually better! Most online students start out feeling overwhelmed – perhaps as early as week one of your course. Usually, they’re juggling work, family, and a range of other commitments. As they already feel time-poor and harassed, they often see online learning as complicated and frustrating... (more…)
Do you need some serious guidance on how to use Twitter hashtags? You’re not alone. Many online teachers and coaches don’t know how to use hashtags. So most of us just ignore hashtags altogether. Does it even matter? Why use hashtags at all? I think it does matter. If you’re not using hashtags on Twitter, fewer people will hear your message. ...
I believe online teachers are real life superheroes. Of course we are. We impart new skills and knowledge. We change lives by offering our students a different future. In fact, we make the world a better place every day. And we don’t even need a cape or a sleek, shiny futuristic car to do it! (more…)
Twitter is a seriously overlooked professional tool for online teachers. It's so much more than a time-wasting distraction for teenagers. Use it the right way, and it becomes a career-boosting tool. Online teachers can increase their visibility, develop their networks, and get access to a whole world of teaching opportunities that are simply not available locally. So ...
Online teaching presents a unique professional challenge. You may interact with hundreds of students (and a handful of colleagues) every week. You may send dozens of emails, and return piles of carefully graded student work. But it’s very difficult to know whether your efforts are actually making a difference, isn’t it? (more…)
For the longest time, I could see no way to connect online teaching with Twitter. Twitter was like some annoying, large exotic bird. Oh, I could hear it squawking, alright. I could see it hopping around my backyard. But I was far too busy with my online teaching load to bother making friends with a wild blue bird... (more…)