“In an online environment, our focus is solely on the students. There are times that families ask, ‘When do we have a parent teacher conference?’ and I explain that we can have a conference as often as needed. As online teachers, we are focused on the student's achievement and work closely with our families to share successes and areas where the students need additional support. I have developed close ties with many of my students, including two former students who are now teachers. It is an amazing experience to work alongside my former students and see the passion and drive they have to help see their students succeed.
I love working with the students in my LiveLesson® sessions, real-time online classroom sessions, and through individual phone calls. In Algebra, it is wonderful to hear when the ‘light bulb’ goes off and they finally understand a concept they have been struggling with. It is also exciting to see students work together in a LiveLesson session and brainstorm through different problem solving strategies. There are many times my students will develop a different way to explain and solve problems than I originally presented.