In terms of connecting with students, imparting knowledge and skills, and developing relationships with my students and parents, yes. I have done substitute teaching. I work with groups of students, but not as a formal teaching employee. Working with students in this way, gives me the flexibility to take on a wide range of subject matter. I can “do the work” that matters the most with my students. Working with individual students or small groups gives me the ability to make those connections more easily. I also enjoy the flexibility of working with students across the country as well.
I have been an in-house technical trainer professionally and have also worked and volunteered in a home for emotionally disturbed children. Check out the About Joe page for more details on my educational and professional background.