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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2015, 11:51:37 AM »
Unless you are already savvy with all the computer stuff, I'd get someone to set it up for you if you want to do the homeschool thing.  You can keep costs down and make it easier if you develop the screens in say powerpoint, and also the connectivity/flow.  Basically diagram how you want the site to interconnect/function.  Work that out upfront.  That really is the biggest part, except database design.  Which you leave to the developer.

What parents are after is structure and assistance.  So don't worry so much about the computer side, but spend time on a weekly syllabus and test creation.  Also, don't think you have to create an entire K-12 homeschool curriculum.  Pick a few courses you are good at and develop those.  You could even use pre-existing textbooks, and add the syllabus/test/homework answer key.

The challenge would be advertising this.  You could launch it here then depend on people posting it on Facebook, etc...  Also, consider some popular podcasts on the internet and buy advertising there.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2015, 12:48:57 PM »
As a homeschooling parent, this is what I would want.

For example German. It's hard to teach languages, especially if you can't pronounce anything in the book. So if you set up a German language course, that had some type of video once a week, that would be great. You could have homework emailed to you. And you could do something a little more professional then skype, where the kids speak back to you. An interactive computer course.

Language is a big one because if you aren't familiar with it- how do you teach your kids?

I am terrible at languages. Next year I will be teaching my kids Latin. The plus with Latin is that the pronunciation is exactly as it looks, but, everything else is way beyond me. I'd rather take care of 3 traumas then teach a language- and I am sure I am not alone.
 

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2015, 03:12:36 PM »
As a homeschooling parent, this is what I would want.

For example German. It's hard to teach languages, especially if you can't pronounce anything in the book. So if you set up a German language course, that had some type of video once a week, that would be great. You could have homework emailed to you. And you could do something a little more professional then skype, where the kids speak back to you. An interactive computer course.

Language is a big one because if you aren't familiar with it- how do you teach your kids?

I am terrible at languages. Next year I will be teaching my kids Latin. The plus with Latin is that the pronunciation is exactly as it looks, but, everything else is way beyond me. I'd rather take care of 3 traumas then teach a language- and I am sure I am not alone.

I have already thought about how I would begin and end the German series of lessons. The tough task is filling in the gaps to make the end assessment understandable--why did I learn all of this? Oh, because now I can do this(which you begin with), but are able to analyze the grammar and structure of the language to create your own authentic use of it. Start with the end and end with the end. Sounds odd, but if this ever happens it'll make perfect sense. This idea would take months, if not a year, to create.

I would need to create interactive sound files for pronunciation and narrations, indicators for feedback(correct = *DING*; wrong = *ZAAAAP*), and numerous hypertext options for reference. Each lesson would be interspersed with English mini lessons detailing the (Catholic) culture and history of Germany, but would relax to full immersion after the beginning stages.

Needless to say, story boarding and putting curriculum outline together(starting backwards) would be the easy part. Attaching the technology to the specs and reinforcements is the tough part.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 02:16:54 AM »
As a homeschooling parent, this is what I would want.

For example German. It's hard to teach languages, especially if you can't pronounce anything in the book. So if you set up a German language course, that had some type of video once a week, that would be great. You could have homework emailed to you. And you could do something a little more professional then skype, where the kids speak back to you. An interactive computer course.

Language is a big one because if you aren't familiar with it- how do you teach your kids?

I am terrible at languages. Next year I will be teaching my kids Latin. The plus with Latin is that the pronunciation is exactly as it looks, but, everything else is way beyond me. I'd rather take care of 3 traumas then teach a language- and I am sure I am not alone.

I have already thought about how I would begin and end the German series of lessons. The tough task is filling in the gaps to make the end assessment understandable--why did I learn all of this? Oh, because now I can do this(which you begin with), but are able to analyze the grammar and structure of the language to create your own authentic use of it. Start with the end and end with the end. Sounds odd, but if this ever happens it'll make perfect sense. This idea would take months, if not a year, to create.

I would need to create interactive sound files for pronunciation and narrations, indicators for feedback(correct = *DING*; wrong = *ZAAAAP*), and numerous hypertext options for reference. Each lesson would be interspersed with English mini lessons detailing the (Catholic) culture and history of Germany, but would relax to full immersion after the beginning stages.

Needless to say, story boarding and putting curriculum outline together(starting backwards) would be the easy part. Attaching the technology to the specs and reinforcements is the tough part.

You would need to have live classroom time with the students, which could be done online.

They would simply log in to a video chat style program and go from there. That would be where you would hash out pronunciation issues, answer basic questions, etc. 1.5 hours would probably be max. Problem is both your internet connection and theirs, and figuring out alternative methods if that occurs.

There are also online high schools out there already. It might not be dumb to get on with one of those programs first, since it would allow you to see how they have addressed technological issues and what sort of program works.

There is a family local to here who uses such a program. Their history teacher is some town's mayor in Michigan or Wisconsin or something. The kids love it.

Cool thing is, as you well know, once you have the curriculum down and all related to it, your input to the project is merely the kids' learning and just fixing their misunderstanding. The hardest part will be the start.
 

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2015, 05:40:27 AM »
Maybe you could try teaching overseas?

Like Michael Voris?
 

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2015, 05:27:11 PM »
Look into doing a course on Udemy - some people are making bank on there. I've downloaded a couple courses for varying subjects and they're quite good.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2015, 03:58:49 PM »
lol thanks for mushroom video james03 I've wanted to get a log with spores on it for a while. Seems like an interesting niche.

I also saw backyardgrowers.com, I guess there is a demand for DIY nursery plants.

OP could learn some tech stuff like programming online maybe.
 

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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2015, 04:23:27 PM »
Create a blog, start writing on things that interest you or offer your personal observations. Might lead to something more meaty down the line.Write some articles, send them to magazines.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2016, 12:40:26 PM »
What about becoming a principal?
 
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2016, 05:23:20 PM »
How about getting certified as a heavy machine operator, cranes for example? It has crossed my mind
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2016, 09:17:54 PM »
What about becoming a principal?

I like having time to do things. It is also very political: I would last a day. No homo Club, dress code refunctioning, and I would put half the teachers on double secret probation.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2016, 07:01:48 PM »
The first thing you need to start your own business is to get in the right frame of mind.  Check out these podcasts:
https://soundcloud.com/dangerandplay

There's probably over 100 of them, so scroll down and pick the ones that seem relevant.

You really need to do that first to get your brain wrapped around it.

That being said, online homeschooling is where it is at.  It would probably take 3-4 years to get it going to where you could support yourself, but that profession fits your training.

The technology to do this is already up and running.  It's called WebX and they charge $29 per month to have an online classroom.  The key is to get the syllabus and tests.  You can also write your own text book and sell it for $15 on Amazon.  That's more money.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2016, 06:55:37 PM »
Why not cash in on the new trend Trump has unleashed.  Men who want to be men.

Have a weekend club of corporate bonding classes and sell to small companies, less than 100 employees to get their employees socialised.  Light fires, lift weights, build shelters, eat steaks hewn from still bleeding dead animals, hunt, trap, explore, swim in ice, build Russian black smoke saunas and advertise in Christian conservative magazines.

Have philosophy discussions around a camp fire, have some grog, sing a few slightly bawdy but funny songs from a song book.  Shoot the heck out of something.  Blow up a microwave oven.  Maybe even a bottle of propane (if you can get the insurance).

Or this.


People will pay good money for that experience and the marketing is low cost if you get them posting their stuff on social networks.  It's all about the experience.  People will spend the money with the party they trust.  So it's really about you and the experience you give them.

Not so much "men going their own way" as "men going the right way".

People are terribly lost.  You could make a decent living and have some fun directing them back onto the right trail.  You could even make some weights out of logs like in Rocky IV.

There are a lot of divorced men who'd love to bring their teenaged or older sons on a weekend like this too.  The trick is to filter out the troublemakers and faggots and metrosexuals, but I am sure it's possible.
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Re: Looking for career change ideas
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 09:13:46 AM »
Why not cash in on the new trend Trump has unleashed.  Men who want to be men.

Have a weekend club of corporate bonding classes and sell to small companies, less than 100 employees to get their employees socialised.  Light fires, lift weights, build shelters, eat steaks hewn from still bleeding dead animals, hunt, trap, explore, swim in ice, build Russian black smoke saunas and advertise in Christian conservative magazines.

Have philosophy discussions around a camp fire, have some grog, sing a few slightly bawdy but funny songs from a song book.  Shoot the heck out of something.  Blow up a microwave oven.  Maybe even a bottle of propane (if you can get the insurance).

Or this.


People will pay good money for that experience and the marketing is low cost if you get them posting their stuff on social networks.  It's all about the experience.  People will spend the money with the party they trust.  So it's really about you and the experience you give them.

Not so much "men going their own way" as "men going the right way".

People are terribly lost.  You could make a decent living and have some fun directing them back onto the right trail.  You could even make some weights out of logs like in Rocky IV.

There are a lot of divorced men who'd love to bring their teenaged or older sons on a weekend like this too.  The trick is to filter out the troublemakers and faggots and metrosexuals, but I am sure it's possible.

I saw an advertisement in Tegel that went like this:

[Die] Innovation öffnet Türen. Ich danke Ihnen.

I also met some Londoner chaps of African descent celebrating a bachelor party. A fun and charming group. Their "leader," the groom's oldest brother(close to our age), is a project manager for Virgin Mobile. I was hoping he was on Linked in. But he ain't. We had to depart without exchanging cards: the Yankee broads I was with were getting hungry and his crew was getting drunker. We also didn't have business cards with us.
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