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What Can You Gain by Teaching Online?

By Michelle Everson / January 2011

TYPE: OPINION, OPINION
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  • Thu, 20 Jan 2011
    Post by Fran Lo

    I teach blended / hybrid middle school English classes. The online discussions are so much richer than classroom discussions, with every student participating.

  • Sat, 15 Jan 2011
    Post by Kim Green

    As a former classroom teacher (high school English), I can relate to the concern about losing the opportunity to observe reactions in the classroom. I had considered the value of emails back and forth about a particular assignment (because I have taken Technical Writing online and experienced this). I found this very helpful, but the interaction might not apply to other topics. such as math. However, I hadn't really thought about the value of viewing small group discussions and seeing how students think and analyze problems. You are right. Understanding this process first hand would be so valuable! Thanks for this article.