On 1/30/13, htdcd wrote:
> 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!