Wow. I have gotten 2 very dichotomous reviews for FLVS! Anyone
have other perspectives for me?
On 1/29/13, FLVS instructor wrote:
> I have worked for FLVS for many years. Working for an online
> school is an adjustment, but I have found it to be very rewarding.
> FLVS provides great training and support to teachers new to
> online learning as well as providing updated training for veteran
> online instructors. FLVS instructors work closely with their
> team, their mentor and their instructional leader. FLVS helps new
> teachers make the adjustment to online learning and teaches them
> important skills such as time management and ways to work
> efficiently. Teaming with other teachers and working in a small
> cohort, provides support so that instructors do not have to work
> every night and every weekend. The hours that an instructor works
> are flexible.
> FLVS has provided me many opportunities for professional growth
> through internal professional development. They also provide
> opportunities for growth outside of the organization. In fact,
> they even financially assisted me in obtaining my masters degree!
> I have found my time at FLVS to be exciting and rewarding. The
> connections that I have made with students, parents and teachers
> is amazing. Looking back at the difference that I have made in
> the lives of so many students, I would never give up working at
> Good luck in your endeavors!
> On 1/26/13, Don't wrote:
>> I did it for about three months. It was awful. I know a lot of
>> people think that working from home sounds great, but you
>> will be workin all of the time. And the prime hours that you
>> will work will be at night, since that's when the kids will be
>> home. The kids do not have boundaries, they will call
>> whenever they feel like it. I have also heard that a lot of
>> people get fired for not complaints from the students and
>> parents. If you do not pick up or respond right away you risk
>> complaints. The kids copy everything. And flvs will ask you to
>> do more and more. At least with a brick and mortar school,
>> the kids cannot call you and your nights and weekends are
>> yours to do with what you want. Most o the time with flvs
>> they will only give you part time to start with, so you might
>> have a chance to try it before they force you to quit your
>> job to work full time for them. The grass is not always
>> On 1/25/13, work from home? wrote:
>>> I am currently teaching HS English at a brick-and-mortar
>>> school in SDHC, but am interested in the Florida Virtual
>>> School so I can work from home (I have an 8-month-old). I
>>> am interested in anyone's experience teaching for FLVS or
>>> doing curriculum work/curriculum coaching/etc. Any insight
>>> would be appreciated!
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