This last fall I began teaching online classes at Outschool. For the new yeat I will continue with classes there and in addition will be offering two asynchronous courses at Simplify. All of my classes are targeted at middle schoolers. I am teaching various book clubs at Outschool and a world cinema class and an in-depth study of Children of Blood and Bone.
I have discovered that I quite enjoy working with middle schoolers and enjoy the format of online classes. It is wonderful to lead a book discussion with tweens and to hear all their thoughts. And I get so much joy out of helping a group of kids work on a film for a film festival (Here is the finished film from my 90 Second Newbery class).
I also have experience with giftedness and twice-exceptional kids which really helps me as a teacher. I am flexible and understanding and able to support students where they are. I find that parents and kids appreciate my approach and feel successful in my classes which is very important to me.
So if you are looking for an online book club for your middle schooler check out my offernings at Outschool.
And if you are looking for a film studies course or an in-depth study of a great book, visit me at Simplify. I look forward to having your student in one of my classes.