Teach online

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    I also have looked into this as an alternative if I cannot find a classroom teaching job anywhere.

    Most of the online schools in my state (OH) are schools where the teachers have to go to a specific building (office) to teach for the day. The teachers do not get to stay and work from home most of the time.
     
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    I teach online (from home in Ohio, so perhaps the exception) and have always heard of the wonderful things K12 does.
     
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    you do? How do you like it? Do you miss having interaction with the students?

    I am going to look into this as an option next year.
    My only fear is that I would get bored being at home or an office instead of actually seeing the students.
     
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    This is something I fear too although I am still wondering about it.

    Yes, please share what it is like, catnfiddle! I am interested to see how it is different from in person teaching and how the class management is different. I also wonder about the paperwork or other things you do in addition to traditional teaching to show what you ARE working are.
     
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    I would also love to hear more catnfiddle. I love the idea of not having to do any classroom management and be able to do what I love to do -teach.

    But I am sure it comes with it's own challenges. What are they?
     
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    I sent you a PM.
     
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    Cat,

    how do you like it? I would definitely consider it. Will you send me info?
     
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    My school is only for Ohio residents, unfortunately. You'll want to research options in your own state. K12 is in a large number.
     
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    Online schools and virtual academies seem to be the newest wave in the education field. I interviewed at one and, being technologically adept, I thought I would be a great fit. I was, but I was not hired as a teacher...I work part-time assessing their networking/bandwidth needs and their TCP/IP protocol. Yes, a foreign language. Anyway, the reason I do that for them and not teach is that I actually make more money as an independent contractor working for them about 10-15 hours a month than their teachers do full time in that month. The salary they quoted me for my teaching certifications was dismal...no, not low...dismal. I teach in a regular classroom now, luckily enough. These are very cool, laid-back schools...but if you are looking to earn a living wage, consider something else.
     
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    Interesting. My salary at my school is lower than many traditional public schools but beats just about every other charter I looked at in the area. Factor in the money saved on gas and wardrobe and it's pretty good. Maybe it all depends on who and where.
     

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