I would appreciate it if you could do that with the phone number because I know for myself sometimes I have been offline a lot longer then I said I would be and had no way of contacting you.I can give teachers my phone number. I'm good with that and probably will do that in the future. Teachers commit to a class, and should do everything they can to actually be able to teach it. Sure, life gets in the way, but if someone's life is prone to getting in the way, said person shouldn't sign up to teach. Their energy is better focused toward whatever tends to get in the way. Perhaps I'm expecting too much, but I've had to trek it down to internet cafe's to be able to get my students papers graded when I said I'd do it.
And ya I think in some cases you do expect to much because not everyone has the money or the access of a library or internet cafe. I know that has been a problem for me in the past. If I had such access I would not have cancelled some of my classes.
I was just making the point that having a paid service does not always guarantee the teacher or students would not bail out that is all.Originally Posted by Ivy
This doesn't happen in a pay-for-teaching model, but that's not something we are looking at. We want this to be a community-driven service. Teaching by us, for us.
and said this:
Originally Posted by SilverClaw
Ya actually it does happen Ivy both online and in real life.
But I don't understand what you mean.
As I said I understood the reason for the rule I just found it hard to be able to do one whole class at once and I know others did too.In regards to the "have your whole class (1/2-whole, depending on teaching history) done before you post it rule," this was a new rule, and was meant to keep people from flaking out. It worked. I can think of at the very least, one person who told me they'd teach several times, but never posted their class, due to issues. I'm glad. If they had posted their class and flaked out twice during the duration, it would just leave more students without a class.
Look forward to hearing what your new ideas are.This rule may be removed, depending upon many reasons. I'm working a new idea, now, actually.
I agree and now that I am somewhat stable and kids are all back in public school I can definitely focus on my classes again. So when things are running let me know what I can do ok ?I want CoT to be awesome. But we need to have committed people on both sides to make that happen.