Online teaching has become more common, but it's not always easy. There are some common mistakes teachers can make when teaching online. I hope you can learn from a few of mine!
Teaching in only one platform: It's not a good idea to teach only in one place online. Your income should never depend on one source because it´s unpredictable and unstable.
Try to do it completely alone: You don't have to do everything by yourself. It's okay to ask for help when you need it. Ask for help when building a website, choosing equipment, when creating courses etc. Join online teachers’ groups and communities that will support you.
Join negative FB groups: Joining groups where people are mean or negative can make you feel bad, and you will start to compare yourself to others. There will always be people will more experience but focus on getting better for yourself.
Make a poor profile video: Your video is the first thing people see about you. If it's not good, people might not want to learn from you. Pay attention to your video more than to your profile description or photo.
Spend a lot of money before you earn: Don't spend too much money when you're just starting. In the beginning, you don´t need a professional website or running expensive ads. Better invest in your education or teaching equipment (camera, microphone)
Saying “yes” to everything: It's important to say "no" sometimes. You cannot teach everyone and accept every offer. Learn to evaluate.
Using traditional textbooks: Traditional books might not work well online. Look for digital materials that are better suited for online learning. AI technology can help a lot here.
Not listening to students: Students can have good ideas and feedback. Don't ignore them; they can help you be a better teacher. Ask them often what they think, how they feel, and if they have questions.
Working 7 days a week: Taking a break is important. Working all the time can make you tired and stressed. Remember to rest and recharge. Choose days and times when you won´t have classes, for example, no classes after 7 pm or no classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Not Changing: Online teaching is always changing. Teachers should be open to trying new things and listening to feedback to get better.