Virtual Teacher Assistants: Teachers Helping Teachers
It's not often that i blog about the business side of my business, but I just have to say... a little VA (Virtual Assistant) help sometimes is such a blessing. Thank you Rahul for all the times you step in to help so I can work on something else.
A little help, please!
As teachers, we are used to doing everything ourselves. Which is a lot like starting a business. There isn't anyone else to do the work. I've always thought that teachers should have a little bit of VA time.
Way back when...
We used to have teacher assistants in our classrooms or on our teams to take on some of the work. Few schools invest in that kind of help anyone. It's just not in our ever shrinking budgets. So, we rely on volunteers. Thankfully, many of us have wonderful volunteer help in our schools, but just as many teachers and schools don't have that luxury.
Think about starting a business.
So teachers. If you are looking for a business to start, this is it. Start a teacher VA service. Who knows the struggles and needs of a teacher than another teacher? Yes, I know all about Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT). This is different.
Schools and teachers could request help for specific projects. The work done would be specific to a school or teacher tailored to their needs. Teachers could pick and choose what projects fit their strengths and bid on them. The list of possibilities is long: create custom worksheets and teaching aids, write units of study, plan events, grade essays, do research, find resources, write grants, etc.
If you decide to go for it, let me know. I'd love to follow your progress and cheer you on.