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

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  1. catnfiddle

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    No, it isn't. I was joking in a sardonic manner because too many of my non-teaching friends have made similar jibes.
     
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    Absolutely! Many of my students are other reasons for schooling online (I prefer to call it "distance learning" instead of "homeschooling"). Several of my students are already taking college classes. Many are disabled and cannot handle the physical rigors of traditional schooling. Others were badly bullied and need a safe space. Every student has a story.
     
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    I didn't do it for religious reasons either. I actually had trouble getting along with my peers and it was too distracting for my education.

    I was referring to her example that many parents want to keep their kids from being exposed to other religious and political views, and that would be very sad if that was the reason for homeschooling.
     
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    So amazing to realize we've already hit the halfway point of Quarter 1 in school! I had a group of students transferred into my class so they can get more support, so yesterday was spent entering their grades into one system, then getting ALL my student mid-point averages into another system. Not as bad as hand writing them, but it was a little tedious.
     
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    We're BACK! How is everyone's year going so far?
     
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    Dunno how "back" you are, but there's now a new thread that references this one. Go post in it, please.
     
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    I would love to continue being the helpful person on this thread, as I've been teaching online for a whopping SEVEN YEARS. Any questions?
     
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    Thank you for this.

    I am so interested in being an online teacher....Is earch k12 openings daily, lol.......I think I may be in a state that hasn't grasped the idea fully so opportunities are few and far between.

    I also have been taking online college courses and I prefer that I hope that helps in my job search to teach online.

    Currently I am licensed only in CTE but working on completing my SPED license I did teach SPED for 2 years. I am also looking to add a Social Studies/History endorsement ot my license.
     
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    Being an online student probably will help you a great deal because you've seen the other side of the virtual desk. If memory serves, Virginia has a number of online educational options for its students through the public schools. There is also Virginia Virtual Academy, where you might have to apply through k12.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    cat~has it really been 7 years already?!
     
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    I'm currently in my seventh year at my school. Had to go back and count my older homeroom pages to double check. Thought it was six until I got a pension statement, which prompted the count.
     
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    Man, how time flies!
     
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    I always come back to thinking about online teaching every now and again. But ….. I never particularly enjoy doing online days that my school does now. So maybe it is not for me lol.
     
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    It REALLY isn't for everyone. Online teaching was something that interested me for a long time before I started applying for full-time teaching jobs. I like having the one-on-one interactions I get on the phone and in help sessions with my students. On the other hand, I am incredibly frustrated when I cannot reach students at all and cannot get them to complete enough assignments to pass. This week is the end of the quarter, and it's a rough one.
     
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    I think we lost our sticky.
     
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    :banghead:
     
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    (Let's see how long it, um, sticks.)
     
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