“I love teaching online because it enables me to really get to know my students by interacting with them through live lessons, phone calls, field trips and webmails. Working with each family and personalizing their learning is the best part of my job. When they succeed, I feel that I have succeeded also.
My favorite part of my job is seeing what superpower each of my students has. Each student excels at something. Sometimes their power is obvious and sometimes their power is hidden. Whatever the power is; math calculations, fluency, written expression, art, debate, technology, multitasking, physical education, music and so forth I love to see all the superpowers (skills) they have but mostly I love to see the superpowers that emerge throughout the year that they didn’t even know they had. The waiting, seeing and encouraging them to believe in their own abilities and superpowers is the best part of my job.
There is so much that can be achieved through our online instruction that a brick-and-mortar setting is not able to achieve. We have challenging curricula, clickable links, graphic organizer, varied assessments, portfolio projects that showcase a student’s knowledge and growth, discussion boards that allow student to student interaction, art, PE, and technology classes that allow creativity, elective classes and clubs that students can join. All of this allows them to be creative and allows their abilities to shine through. Not to mention all the technology that the kiddos are learning and using. The PowerPoints, videos, documents, spreadsheets that the students create are so amazing.