A guest blog by Michelle Breitenbach, Read to Rewire, LLC
Hey there, outstanding educators! Today, we’re diving into online teaching and discovering its
incredible benefits and opportunities for therapists and students. So, grab a cup of your favorite
beverage, get cozy, and explore the top five reasons why we should embrace online teaching
and embark on an exciting adventure together.
1. Reaching the Unreachable: Making a Difference, Anywhere, Anytime
In this fast-paced world, there are students out there yearning for specialized education but
lacking access to it. With online teaching, we can break down those geographical barriers and
bring our expertise to these eager minds. Whether they’re homeschooled or living in remote
locations, we have the power to reach them and make a lasting impact. Let’s be the
superheroes they need and open doors to a brighter future.
2. Replicating the In-Person Magic: Simplicity and Engaging Learning
Now, don’t let anyone tell you that online teaching can’t capture the magic of in-person
connections. We’re here to prove them wrong! By keeping things simple, focusing on our
strengths, and infusing our unique creativity into our virtual classrooms, we can create engaging
learning experiences that leave a lasting impression. Let’s bring those multisensory methods,
authentic connections, and effective communication skills to the online world.
3. Being Prepared for Life’s Surprises: Flexibility and Freedom
My friend, life can be unpredictable, but online teaching has our backs. It offers the flexibility to
adapt to unexpected changes and challenges. Whether moving, facing health obstacles, or
seeking new adventures, our online practice moves with us. We can maintain continuity for our
beloved students while enjoying the freedom to live Life on our own terms. It’s all about finding
that perfect blend of stability and flexibility.
4. Unveiling Hidden Beliefs: Time and Convenience
Now, let’s not forget about the hidden benefits for our students. By eliminating the need for them
to travel to us, we’re giving them the most precious gift of all – time. They can pursue their
passions, engage in extracurricular activities, and cherish quality moments with their loved
ones. We’re empowering them to thrive beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. It’s
about creating a vibrant and well-rounded educational experience.
Ah, the beauty of online teaching! It opens up a world of possibilities for us as educators. We
can choose our working hours, bid farewell to those dreaded rush hour commutes, and design a career that aligns with our wildest dreams. It’s about prioritizing our health, making an even
more significant impact, and finding fulfillment with our specialized certification. Just imagine
teaching from the comfort of your cozy home office, creating your schedule, and having the
freedom to explore personal passions alongside your teaching practice.
5. Finding Your Best Self
Your certification offers you a chance to make a significant impact through online teaching. By
embracing this shift, you can reach the unreachable, replicate that magical in-person
experience, adapt to life’s surprises, unveil hidden benefits for your students, and design a
career that fills your heart with joy.
On a personal note, this year has truly been remarkable! I’ve been able to toss computer
confetti to so many amazing practitioners taking their lessons online! I’ve had the privilege of
witnessing educators retire early, others prioritize their health, and young teachers choosing to
leave the profession, but have the freedom to be with their loved ones. It’s heartwarming to see
them make their schedules, be there for their little ones, and continue their important work
through online teaching. Who would have thought that amidst the challenges of the pandemic,
we would find such silver linings?
Now, maybe you want to seize this moment and reach out to those one in five kids who are
eagerly seeking someone like you. If you are feeling overwhelmed but curious about the benefits of learning how to teach online as a certified dyslexia practitioner, reply “OG Mama” to firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite
to a complimentary VIP event, “From Online Overwhelm To At Ease.”
Remember, you can teach how you love and keep engaging students wherever you are!