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How to Teach Online Without Selling Your Soul: Build Your Own e-Learning Business, Create Unique Content And Work From Anywhere
 
 

How to Teach Online Without Selling Your Soul: Build Your Own e-Learning Business, Create Unique Content And Work From Anywhere [Kindle Edition]

André Klein , Michael Gyori , Kirsten Winkler
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This is a book for everyone who's interested in becoming an independent online teacher and wants to learn from someone who's already doing it. 
 
Practical Approaches For Practical People 
 
How To Teach Online Without Selling Your Soul is a compilation of articles that originally appeared on the author's blog, re-edited and restructured for the purpose of full-length reading. This book is an immersive reading experience for both novices and seasoned edupreneurs and is perfect for you, if you are:
  • action-oriented: you don'twant to theorize but to start doing
  • discerning: you're not lookingfor easy ways out
  • focused: you know thatsuccess doesn't come overnight but takes time
  • ambitious: you want to helppeople learn and make a difference
  • determined: you need to make this work
 
Structured Advice To Save Yourself Hours of Confusion 
 
By the time you'll be finished reading, this book will have helped you...
  • become an online teacher, coach orinstructor
  • build a website with simple features thatwork
  • create your own learning materials
  • drive traffic by building trust andreputation
  • set your own prices and schedules
  • build and engage a community
  • create an education business you can beproud of!
  • make a living by selling lessons orcoaching sessions
  • work with people from all over the planet
  • discern the role of technology in theteaching process
  • become a better communicator
  • boost your social networking skills
  • develop your teaching methods
  • learn about different cultures
  • become a free agent of education!
 
Education is dead! Long live Learning! 
 
You will find here simple and practical instructions to get you started making a living by teaching online, essays about learning approaches and a list of different tools &resources.
  • simple and direct instructions to create an online learningbusiness
  • stop the commuter's lifestyle and grow as an educator
  • re-think education in the 21st century to everybody's advantage!
  • make a living the way you want
  • work from home or from any place else with an Internet connection
  • make connecting to people all over the world your lifestyle!
 
Wait A Second... 
 
Here are a few questions people have when they start teaching online. 
 
Don't I have to be technically minded to teach online?
 
Actually, the success of your online teaching does not depend on your technical knowledge but your skills as a communicator or educator, first! It doesn't hurt if you already know how to build a blog and use Social Media, but even if you don't, the Internet is full of detailed tutorials and explanations. In short: Becoming an excellent online teacher does not have anything to do with technology, whatsoever! 
 
What if I don't get enough students? 
 
It's perfectly normal to think about this at the beginning. But there's no need to worry. If you are serious about building an online learning business that will pay your rent for years to come, success doesn't magically appear overnight. But once you have found your personal approach, your teaching schedule will be exploding sooner than you think!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 83 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YTFM6A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #127,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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André Klein was born in Germany, has grown up and lived in many different places including Thailand, Sweden and Israel. He has produced two music albums, performed and organized literary readings, curated an experimental television program and is the author of various short stories and non-fiction works.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read! 15 Aug 2012
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I bought this book thinking that for the very modest price I would get a light easy read, at best superficial treatment of the world that we know as online tutoring. I decidede that if I got just one useful resource, or just one insight from it, then I would have felt that I had not wasted my money.All i can say is that I totally mis-judged what was being offered here!!

The author writes with the authority knowledge and breadth that only a seasoned educator and online veteran could possibly do.He delivers some killers resources that are mostly free and speaks candidly about his experience, tutoring online.

What I especially liked about this book was they way in which the author discussed broader issues pertaining to education in the 21st century. The term 'Guerilla Education' is very useful in understanding how students, parents and teachers are looking outside the physical classroom to find the information and learn the skills that they want or need to learn.

There is real meat in this book and whether you are a tutor who wants to start tutoring online or an online veteran, there is something here for all comers.

A book to be read and referred to over and over again, and a steal at the price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and up-to-date 30 Nov 2012
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This is a collection of blog posts, updated to meet the demands of 2012. It contains some very useful information and advice -- strongly recommended for anyone planning to set up as an online teacher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air - well-informed, hope-full, sound advice 11 Sep 2012
By BryanBeaton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I wish I had read this book BEFORE I began teaching online myself. As the Foreword says, this book offers comprehensive guidance on getting from 'the beginning' to 'all set up and ready to go'.

If you are considering 'taking the plunge' into online teaching, you really must read 'How to Teach Online Without Selling Your Soul'. Take a good look at the cover illustration and take a moment to let the title really sink in. And, if you're already 'in over your head'... 'swamped' ... 'drowning', you'll recognise wise counsel from one who has 'been there' - and then has resurfaced - sane and successful.

Anyone contemplating earning online can find their money's worth in these pages. Andre's advice is drawn from his experience as an online language teacher, and there is much here for others who aspire to teach a language online, but the basic wisdom he offers here applies broadly to anyone wanting to offer services in cyberspace.

The style of writing varies from chapter to chapter. However, while "How To Teach Online Without Selling Your Soul" reflects its origins - as a compilation of earlier blog entries - this does not detract at all from it's value. This book offers you, the reader, an 'unbeatable' opportunity - to learn quickly (and inexpensively) concepts which the author laboured far longer to acquire.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to even give it a star 13 Feb 2012
By pilar aragon - Published on Amazon.com
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This book wouldn't even be worth reading if it were free! Actually, you'll quite probably learn much more reading free material than you'll ever learn from reading this book. It has very little to say about how to teach online and just rambles on (with quite a few typing errors) about how online teaching will prevail. If you're looking to learn something about building your own e-learning business, then read something else.
38 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Book You'll Regret Purchasing 2 Mar 2012
By CMD - Published on Amazon.com
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Sadly, I have to add this title to my list of books that I wish I hadn't spent money on. If this book were $1.99 or less I wouldn't write a review, instead chalking up the monetary loss to bad luck. For $7.99, however, other consumers need to be warned.

First, for a self-described English teacher, Andre Klein's grammar is abysmal. Clearly he is not a native English speaker, a fact which I would overlook if the information in the book were useful, but he comes up short in this area as well. Here are two characteristic sentences:

"Since then I've been using Skype to teach both German, help people understand web programming and encourage other teachers to go independent."

"Later the German Karl Wernicke found out that if patients had damages in their brain in a different place, they didn't have any problems to produce speech motorically, but they couldn't comprehend what was being said!"

These sentences are typical of the writing throughout. If the author's grammar is bad, however, his advice about how to teach online is far worse. Let me save you the money you would otherwise waste. To successfully teach online:

1.) use Skype because "it's free to use."
2.) write a blog every day because it is "a great way of gaining exposure."
3.) create an ebook because "their production is relatively easy."

And that's it. The remainder of the book consists of regurgitated, generic teaching observations. There are nuggets such as:

"Online learning...can help because...if you want to learn something very specific you can connect directly to a person who teaches exactly that! - without going through institutions or middlemen." (82% of the way through the book)

"A teacher intervenes spontaneously, creatively and with appropriate insight as to where you are in the process as a whole." (83% of the way through the book)

In summary, do not buy this mess. You will be wasting your time and your money on a terrible product.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Whole Landscape of Education is Changing! 5 Jun 2011
By Angy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The Ivory Towers that have been the foundations of education for centuries - universities around the world - have a gnawing little fear that they don't like to express. The schools that embrace online education are going to be better for it but the ones holding onto the way "it's always been done" are going to have a rude awakening in the next decade or so as online education grows in students, teachers, and numbers. Traditional learning and therefore traditional TEACHING are changing rapidly.

How to Teach Online Without Selling Your Soul is a response to the changes happening to education due to technology. It is a superb volume!

This is the book needed by those educators who see the writing on the wall and who might NOW want to expand their physical teaching jobs with online training. Other than language barriers, there really is no reason why you can't teach someone down the street AND someone in another country at the same time. As the book explains, sure human interaction can't be fully replaced but the advantages one gains from an online education are tremendous. The answers are here, from someone who has taught electronically and has written all the ins and outs about it. Highly recommended!
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Great Resource! 2 Jun 2011
By MSharpe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I was merely interested in teaching online when I download this Kindle book. Now I'm excited and ready to get started on my new venture! The book itself is essentially a compilation of essays written by the author. Each covers a crucial aspect of this relatively unknown field. Highly recommended to anyone currently teaching online or curious about becoming an "edupreneur" in the future!
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