When I first started teaching online, I made a lot of mistakes.
Luckily, I have learned from them.
And I want you to learn from them too. So, watch the video below and learn which mistakes you should avoid and what to do instead.
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Not Connecting with other Teachers
I was a lone-wolf in the beginning.
When I saw other teachers doing the same thing as I was, I felt anxious. “What if my students see this teacher? They’ll leave me.”
However, we are all unique.
What you can offer is different to what any other teacher can offer.
Different learners connect with different teachers.
And, when we come together and share resources, our stories, our struggles etc., then we – us online teachers – can grow together.
Not Putting Yourself Out There
Moving online can be scary.
You need to put yourself out there. Use images. Promote your lessons.
This was daunting for me at first. I know it’s daunting for other teachers too.
I have talked about this before here.
But it’s something we need to do in order to connect with learners and convince them that we can help.
The good news is this: you can take baby steps…
The first picture on my site didn’t really show my face. I don’t think I even told people my last name. But I realized that it wasn’t that bad and started to do new things.
You will constantly be pushing yourself as an online teacher. And every time you do this, you’ll find that it’s not that uncomfortable to leave your comfort zone.
Not Starting an Email List Sooner
Email is powerful.
I won’t go over the reasons why you should start an email list again. I’ve done that here.
Just promise me that you will make this a priority.
Over to You
Are you making the above mistakes? What mistakes did you make when you first started?
Let me know if the comment section below.