Online tutoring is a major business! The options for remote tutoring work are overwhelmingly large. Not only are there several options specifically for learning languages or English (check out my post about the best ESL tutoring company), but there are also very specific online tutoring positions that can be found through universities and companies that … Continue reading Which Online And Remote Tutoring Company Is Best To Work For?
Mental health for educators continues to be an issue. While we are still not entirely sure what percentage of teachers leave the profession in the first five years (read more about this from The Washington Post), we do know that teachers are still reporting an increase of "poor mental health" days when reflecting on their … Continue reading How To Increase Happiness While Teaching
After deciding to leave the traditional education setting, I was very interested in education business to business companies. Or in other words, companies that helped educators create their own education start up. Some these business options were very promising and looked like a great fit for any teacher who is looking to become their own … Continue reading 5 Companies Who Help Educators Start Their Own Businesses
Many professionals have been looking into the plethora of online teaching platforms that are popping up. Specifically, the ESL tutoring companies based in China, have been marketing themselves as flexible, easy to teach, and allows remote work. Based on what I learned from a year of applying for remote work, these companies are legitimate ways … Continue reading Which Online ESL Company Is Best, VIPKID, QKids, SayABC, or DaDa?
Many families have heard or used the advice that if your students is struggling to read, the "best thing you [parents] can do is read more." While students certainly have to read to become better readers, students need specific skills to successfully read a book. Without those skills, trying to read a book is going … Continue reading The Myth That Parents “Just Reading More” With Struggling Readers And How To Better Practice Reading
After having my first daughter, I went back to teaching at a traditional public school and placed her in full time daycare. It ended up being a harsh reality check for me. While there were many lovable aspects of teaching, it was very difficult to juggle with an infant. I do want to place a … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Teaching Is NOT A Family Friendly Career
I must be a gluten for punishment. Or perhaps I am just overly optimistic. Maybe both. Whatever the reason though, over the past year, I have applied to nearly 100 remote jobs and only one has been a successful opportunity. This was pretty frustrating since, up until this point, I had landed every job I … Continue reading What I Learned After Failing To Land A Remote Job
It was slightly depressing to write this article, but unfortunately there is a need for public educators to make extra income. If you happen to fall into that boat, check out these options. This list of jobs is specifically beneficial because these positions do not require years of experience, and are not as highly competitive … Continue reading 6 Part Time And Flexible Jobs For Teachers To Earn Money
Explicit writing instruction is hard to come by. Historically, teachers have encouraged students to write and read more to become better writers. That definitely is true, but for a large portion of our young writers, they need more explicit or direct instruction. Telling students how to write is not considered explicit instruction. Explicit instruction is … Continue reading How To Create An Explicit Writing Curriculum or Unit