Building Confidence as an Online Teacher and Facilitator2020-03-27T13:48:17+00:00

Building Confidence as an Online Teacher and Facilitator

Are you needing to move your classroom online because of COVID-19? Are you worried about keeping your students engaged in this forum, where distractions are particularly tempting? Are you going to be facilitating other kinds of discussions online and want to learn the best ways of engaging participants across a range of ages? If so, I’m here to make things a little less stressful.

In this 90 min course, you’ll learn:

  • What you need to know to lead your first online sessions.
  • Creative ways to be interactive and engaging.
  • How to put people in small groups for online discussion or other tasks.
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

I’ll also give you the chance to experience for yourself some of the tools you’ll be using as a teacher or facilitator. In community with others, you’ll grow your confidence, so you can bring your gifts more fully into this environment. For anyone who wants to stay late, I’ll keep our Zoom meeting open, so you can continue practicing with each other. For those who can’t make the class live, I’ll send out a video afterwards, along with some of the creative ideas the group generates.

I’ve been a teacher for over 35 years, and my students have included children, college students, and older adults. In recent years, I have taught several hundred people online and am excited to share what I’ve learned.

This class just finished its live run, but a recorded version will be available soon. Please send me a message through the below form to be notified when it’s ready.

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Comments on my other online courses

This class was truly great. It got our entire team thinking in new ways, opening vistas of what we can do & how to do it. I strongly recommend this class. It was exactly what I needed.
Gil Starkey, 350 Austin
Eileen’s deep experience was invaluable. She has truly “been there & done that” and can speak with real insight and can articulate concepts clearly. I want more training from Eileen!
From the Course Evaluation

More about My Background

A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen Flanagan has been teaching in different formats for over 35 years. Her first experience in front of the classroom was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, where she had forty children per class. Since then she has taught in a prison, at a spiritual study center, and at University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where she taught courses on racism in the United States and South Africa. After the 2016 election, she started teaching online courses for people wanting to make their social change work more effective. She is also the award-winning author of three books and a nationally-known climate activist.