Transitions are always hard to cope with, nonetheless, necessary. Well, sometimes, at least. Moving on from face-to-face to online teaching, either partially or fully, is a practice that is increasingly gaining more and more ground in today’s teaching vocation. This, of course, does not only refer to English language teaching (which is what I teach, hence the example), but rather to anything that can be taught. Literally, anything! You can teach a class on how to take good pictures to growing vegetables to flying a plane—ok I may be exaggerating in the last part, but you get my drift.
Here are some of the gains of teaching online:
Sounds ideal? It sure does! However, there are points to be taken into consideration with such a transition. You always need to be knowledgeable about new practices, tips and tricks, and online tools that will allow you to be up to date, both regarding the content of your lesson and the way you deliver it. There is also the need for building your brand. This is especially challenging if you are working on your own, as attracting students and building your brand is something that you need to be considering throughout your online teaching career.
Nevertheless, teaching is imparting knowledge and whether online or in-person, the aim is always the same, so any challenges that come your way are worth it to reach your goals and those of your students.
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