Several creative activities have transpired since I began writing poetry again in April. I had planned to go in sequence to explain all that had happened, but I’ve decided to skip ahead to now. You see, I’ve been quite busy over the past three months looking for a job that does not require me to go back into the classroom. I’m just not willing to risk that while we are still in the midst of this pandemic.
And, now, I am very excited that I am pressing forward on a new teaching venture! Instead of returning to the classroom to teach, I will be teaching online for https://Outschool.com. On this platform, teachers choose what they want to teach and how they want to teach–within certain parameters. It’s a contract position, so that’s a little scary. But I’m hoping my classes that I am putting together will sell to the parents and students. Hoping! Fingers crossed! Yikes!
One thing I concluded was important about this type of teaching and the need for my classes to be marketed is the idea of branding. Any time you’re selling something, branding is an important consideration. And I believe the best brand for me is one I already have–Grandawn. So, I’m listing my classes as Learning With Grandawn.
So far, I’ve listed five classes:
Learning With Grandawn: ABC’s With Your Favorite Stuffed Animal. In this one-time 30-minute class, students ages 3-5 will use their favorite stuffed animal to learn and review the letters of the alphabet.
Learning With Grandawn: 123’s With Your Favorite Stuffed Animal. In this one-time 30-minute class, students ages 3-4 will use their favorite stuffed animal to learn and review the numbers 1-10.
Learning With Grandawn: Storytime–Benjamin Boo Real Super Hero. In this one-time class for ages 3-5, we will read the book “Benjamin Boo Real Super Hero” and use the story and activities to have fun and learn about how being kind to others can make us a Real Super Hero.
Learning With Grandawn: Diligent Dictionary Detective Class; Expand Vocabulary. Students ages 8-11 will expand their vocabulary by using the dictionary to find words and identify the part of speech, definition, and history through investigation and games.
Learning With Grandawn: I Love My Pet; Public Speaking–Introductory Speech. In this two-week class, students ages 8-11 will learn to give an Introductory Speech to introduce their pet to the class.
A great thing about this platform is that I can give a $20 credit to parents who are using Outschool for the first time. If you would like to take advantage of this, click on the class above that you want your learner to enroll in, and it will activate the credit.
Like I said, this is scary. But if it works, I believe this adventure will be some of the most fun and rewarding times I have ever had with teaching. I’m hoping I’ll be able to report great and wonderful things to you in the future.
Please, keep me in your thoughts.