Three Things Thursday: Three Tips For Efficient and Successful Online Course Delivery

Three Things Thursday: Three Tips For Efficient and Successful Online Course Delivery

I’ve been teaching university level English since 2009, and I’ve been teaching online for almost a year. Despite several universities claiming to re-open in the fall, I cannot help but predicta spike in web-based course registrations. Ultimately, I believe students are apprehensive about on-campus courses because there’s no guarantee that we won’t experience a second — and potentially more damaging — wave of COVID-19.

Now seems like a great time to share some of my top tips not only for delivering and facilitating online courses, but managing your time as you teach, too. Welcome to “#ThreeThingsThursday: Mrs. Poullas, M.A.” edition.

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ThreeThingsThursday: The top 3 reasons we have decided to homeschool

ThreeThingsThursday: The top 3 reasons we have decided to homeschool

Spoiler alert: the pandemic actually isn’t on the list. Moving along.

I am ready to do the walk of crisis-schooling shame. I failed. Truly. My husband works full time; I work part time. We are lucky to have kept our jobs through this. We have a kindergartner and a two year old. The meetings, the daily assignments…we just couldn’t do it. We couldn’t keep up, and eventually, we all fizzled out.

There has not been a moment in time during this pandemic bullshit that I have not felt like a failure in one of my roles: being a mom, being a teacher, being a wife, being someone who cares about her own mental health and well-being.

I have now finished my coronavirus crisis schooling walk of shame, because after going through all of the above for months, ya girl is comin’ out swinging and ready to stand thy ground.

Which is why…drumroll please…we are very excited to move to a homeschooling model of education beginning in fall 2020. Not cyber school; not crisis school — legit, mom-is-my-teacher-and-maybe-sometimes-dad-is-too- school.

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