So You Want to Be (or already are) an Online Educator?

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  1. SouthernBuckeye

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    I will be starting at an online school very soon. I'm really excited! I enjoyed brick and mortar when I did that but I think virtual is a better fit for me for a huge number of reasons. I think the best part about it will be less classroom/behavior management. I will conference with kids/parents 1:1 mostly over video and on the phone.
     
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    I... put in an application. Here's for luck.
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures! I still have a bunch of my resources, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, especially if you're an ELA teacher.
     
  4. catnfiddle

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    Terrific! My biggest suggestion is to ask a lot of questions at your interview. Ask them about their Learning Management System (basically, their online platform), how they maintain / enforce student engagement, and the socioeconomic status of their student population.
     
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    Has anyone worked for Responsive Ed --a charter school online ? Comprehend Academy is in grades 3 - 12. What is your experience with if?
     
  6. catnfiddle

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    Good question for the Texas folks here! Anyone?
     
  7. Joyful!

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    @catnfiddle. That is good to know. :)
    I'm glad you are being a blessing to your community.
     
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    I am teaching the software testing since 2010, and in 2011 i was awarded for the best teacher award, I just want to say, teaching is the best way where you can showoff your self. I am happy to my job. I am glad to my self. so thank you so much for putting this question.
    Rahul Tripathi
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    Hi everyone!
    Does anyone here know about the essay writing service provided by papermatic? Need a review or share your experience?
     
  10. catnfiddle

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    Since the members of AtoZ are almost all teachers or teachers in training, we do NOT advise anyone to use essay writing services. We consider those vehicles for cheating.
     
  11. Walterhurley56

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    Would disagree with the previous comment. Asking a scientific writer, a professional essay writing service or assignment writers to write or an editor to edit your scientific publication is OK, especially for non-native speakers, provided this is made completely transparent and indicated in the acknowledgements. I don't prohibit my students to use such services.
     
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    Jun 21, 2017 at 3:11 AM

    I currently work at a detention center, but I'm thinking I don't really have the personality for it. I think I would do better as an online educator, but is there a legitimate way to do it without going back to school?
     
  13. catnfiddle

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    Are you licensed and highly qualified in your content area? Is your state one that has online charter schools as an option for students? Those are the main questions. Not every state has online K-12 education, but those that do tend to have fairly rigorous requirements for their teachers due to how they are audited.
     
  14. Kenz501

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    Jun 21, 2017 at 7:12 AM

    I'm highly qualified in my content area, but I heard that I was required to go back and get an online teaching certification. I just don't want to do that right now. School is expensive, and I don't know where I"m going with this job.
     
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    I taught online for seven years without additional certification or endorsements, so it isn't every state or every school. What state are you in? If I saw correctly that you are in Alabama, your state has a few K12 franchises there. Check out their website and see what they may have in your area. You have nothing to lose by looking.
     

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