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Teachers Aren’t Marketers

A line from the original series of Star Trek is now so famous it has become a meme on its own.  The ship’s doctor, Leonard McCoy, complains to the captain about doing tasks outside of medicine: Damnit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not an engineer, psychologist, diplomat, or...

Tips for Online Teachers in South Africa to Deal with Loadshedding

Loadshedding has become a common occurrence in South Africa, causing disruptions and inconvenience for everyone, including online teachers. With power cuts happening unexpectedly and at irregular intervals, it can be challenging...

Easter Around the World: From Bonfires to Crime Novels

Easter is just around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time to get your egg-hunting gear ready and prepare for a feast fit for a king! But did you know that Easter traditions vary greatly around the world?

7 Ways Reading Impacts Language Learning

It’s been a minute since you took a break from your language lessons, but every time you think about taking a break, the guilt comes at you like the Kool-Aid man. Sounds familiar? We know. It happens to the best of learners! Now, is it really that terrible to skip a...

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Spain has La Tomatina, Brazil has Carnival, and India, well, India has HOLI!  A festival like no other, Holi is all about people coming together and immersing themselves in vibrant colors, eating lip-smacking delicacies, and dancing in the streets dripping with...

Teachers Aren’t Marketers

A line from the original series of Star Trek is now so famous it has become a meme on its own.  The ship’s doctor, Leonard McCoy, complains to the captain about doing tasks outside of medicine: Damnit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not an engineer, psychologist, diplomat, or...

7 Ways Reading Impacts Language Learning

7 Ways Reading Impacts Language Learning

It’s been a minute since you took a break from your language lessons, but every time you think about taking a break, the guilt comes at you like the Kool-Aid man. Sounds familiar? We know. It happens to the best of learners! Now, is it really that terrible to skip a...

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Spain has La Tomatina, Brazil has Carnival, and India, well, India has HOLI!  A festival like no other, Holi is all about people coming together and immersing themselves in vibrant colors, eating lip-smacking delicacies, and dancing in the streets dripping with...

Latest Trends in Language Learning

Latest Trends in Language Learning

In our globalized and diverse economy, proficiency in one or more foreign languages is often seen as necessary for employment. In many cases, this results in an investment in learning for employees. But the done-to-death ways of bygone eras can put the most dedicated...

Why Online Tutors Are Essential for Homeschool Education

Why Online Tutors Are Essential for Homeschool Education

Homeschooling is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many families. However, there are a number of challenges associated with homeschooling, from finding the best instructional materials to providing adequate guidance and support to students. Online tutoring...

How Online Teachers Can Use AI in the Classroom

As technology advances, so do the opportunities for teachers to use AI in the classroom. AI can be used to assist in developing lesson plans, creating and delivering courses, and tutoring students. Let's explore how AI can help educators make the most of their...

A Better Way to Teach Online

Online teacher exploitation has become a growing problem in recent years as learning platforms have sought to maximize their profits at the expense of educators. While these companies have made record-breaking profits, teachers often lack equity when working for them...

What are Platform Cooperatives?

The digital age has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for freelancers, especially in areas such as online education. The gig economy is thriving and more people are taking advantage of remote work to increase their income while maintaining flexible hours....

Online Teachers Are Seriously Getting Ripped Off

The online learning industry is expected to be valued at $1T by 2028. Venture capitalists are making record breaking profits, often 40% to 60% returns on their investments, while exploiting the labor of online teachers and ripping off students.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Shouldn’t Be Political

Supporting LGBTQ+ Shouldn’t Be Political

Online education provides a safe space for bullied kids, including LGBTQ+ students. I estimate 10% of my students are victims of severe bullying. Sometimes, I teach those kids for a few weeks while their families look for a better school; sometimes I teach them for years because they’re permanently homeschooled.

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