I’ve been teaching online now for over 20 years to big groups, small groups, kids and adults so hopefully I’ve figured out a few things on what does and doesn’t work.
So I’ve just put up a post on the free Genki English Facebook Group where I can help out and answer your questions about moving your teaching online.
So far we’ve covered:
⚡️The Tech – what software and hardware to use.
🔖 What to teach – the lesson plans and activities
👩👧👧 How to teach several students at once – from the disciple and tech sides.
💃 How to do songs and games online.
You can check those out in the FB group. And do feel free to add your own questions.
Ninja Tip: As always, be careful of “butinmy” disease: “Ah, but those students are 39 years old and mine are 37 so it can’t possibly work” “Ah, but that is in ….. town and I teach in ….. town so it can’t possibly work” Alway reframe to be “what can I learn from this example to use in my situation”.
For those of you in quarantine, the magical phrase is:
No worries, we’ll just move the lessons online. And don’t worry, I won’t charge anymore for that.
And so far we’re seeing the online lessons be even more fun than the offline ones!!