Hello everyone. Glad to be here with you. My name is Safa and I've been mainly teaching English to adults,on and off, for almost 9 years. Currently Working as a freelancer teaching 121 online. I joined this community because I need a place where I can connect with like-minded people- people who can give me the boost I need to become a successful teacherpenure. I'm also looking to learn about the dogme/TBLT approaches as I believe they will help me a lot to cut down on prep time and achieve work-life balance, which is exactly why I decided to venture into freelancing and online teaching.
One of the teaching areas I'm interested in the most is learner autonomy. I've always believed that autonomous learners can attain their goals faster. It's also our duty as teachers to equip our students with the tools needed to build those effective study habits so they can continue their learning outside our classrooms. Thus, I thought It would be a great idea to create a whole course around this topic. The aim of the course is to help students be their own teachers. I would teach them some learning techniques (e.g, noticing lexical chunks, recording language on their notebook , reviewing vocab using active recall techniques, working on their mindsets , building a system they can stick to, creating an action plan, etc.)
My goal for the next 30 days would be to come up with a topic outline of my course and think of the course format (mostly asynchronous) with one or two live sessions.
Do you think this is a good idea for an online course? Your feedback is highly appreciated. By the way, I'm using your free e-book "Course Creation Workbook" to get things done .So you're helping me already. Thank you so much, guys ( Leo, Andrew, & Mike). You're the best.