Online education can be very difficult for the students and can actually be detrimental for their mental health if they are not properly supported.
When I started teaching online, I didn’t expect that I would also be working with a more complex range of students, but also teachers.
Teachers in particular struggle to find work-life balance due to the increasing emotional demands of our work, as well as the negative perception of teaching.
Many teachers were forced to teach online without any training or infrastructure. This is very different to teaching at a distance education school.
Online teaching requires a specific set of skills. The most important thing in becoming an online teacher though, is being willing to give it a go.
We’ve all had to become experts in online learning. Schools across the globe have taken different approaches, and some have been more effective than others.