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Current Employee - Educator  in  Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Educator in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Connections Academy

Pros

Relaxed atmosphere
Capable People
Resources to get work done
Good work life balanve

Cons

Pay not competitive, salaries not equal

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Confusing..new requirements all the time without additional compensation.

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    Former Employee - Online Teacher  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Online Teacher in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Connections Academy

    Pros

    Working from home is wonderful. Making connections with students all over the country is a treat.

    Cons

    The job kept requiring more and more without additional compensation. I was required to attend an online meeting every week, then required to give a live lesson to each of my classes every month and I taught 9 different grade levels. That meant writing and delivering 9 live lessons a month without any additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want curriculum writers you should hire them in house. Don't keep hiring freelancers to write a little here and a little there.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    There are many good teachers who have to struggle with bad management, poor morale.

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    Former Employee - Secondary Teacher  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Secondary Teacher in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Connections Academy

    Pros

    The parents and students are a good group to work with. Most of the parents are involved and caring. They mostly cooperate with teachers to help the students succeed. The office building is nice and new. The teachers are highly qualified and good as colleagues. You can work from home easily, as most everything is done on line or on the phone.

    Cons

    There is a new principal who is just learning the ropes and often seems surprised by some typical problems that occur during the course of the school year. There is a tendency to micromanage new teachers. You teach one or two online lessons a week, which limits the amount of time you spend with the students in the virtual classroom. The job is full of clerical duties, such as making records of which students attended the online lessons, which students have completed their Personal Learning Plans (teachers phone them four times a year and go over the same PLP checklist for each of the 40 home room students) and which students (and parents) have completed the online training material.

    Doesn't Recommend
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