Today, the story of a public school teacher who eventually found a much better way to connect with and teach young people. Joanne Kaminski joins me to discuss her path into and out of public school teaching, why she left, and the advantages of online tutoring she has discovered. We'll also cover some of her methods, so this conversation might be helpful to parents of children who are struggling with reading proficiency and interest.
Joanne is the mother of 3 girls, a former public school teacher, and she now runs a successful tutoring company called The Online Reading Tutor. Joanne also has a blog called Become an Online Tutor, where she teaches others to enter this field and to thrive.
It's nice to chat with a colleague! Joanne and I will comparing notes on our frustrations, challenges and successes with both teaching and tutoring.
- Efficiency - 15,000 hours of school for "80 instruction hours" of functional skills?
- How to help address negative attitudes that come from school, motivation
- What has Joanne learned about learning?
- What have we both found to be advantages of online tutoring
- Opportunities for more personalized education
- Laying the foundation for a life of active and critical reading
- Time management for entrepreneurs
Who Is John Taylor Gatto? And what is this dark history of public school?
Here is the link I mentioned in the monologue: schoolsucksproject.com/gatto
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