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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM via web

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E-Notes Classes

I've seen more than one reference with regard to teaching e-notes "101" classes. What are they? How does one get involved in teaching a class? What is the financial remunerations for teaching one?

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martinjmurphy | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted July 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM (Answer #2)

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I have looked all over about this but have found nothing. It sounds like an interersting concept, and I would be interested in finding out more about it.  Since I could find nothing, I am curious where you heard about this.  I will be interested to come back to this discussion to see what other people are saying about it.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 17, 2010 at 4:26 PM (Answer #3)

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One of the other editors has mentioned "in the enotes 101 class that I have taught..." I don't remember who it was, but I wish now I had made note of the editor's name.

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted July 17, 2010 at 7:50 PM (Answer #4)

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I'd love the idea of teaching through e-notes: is it part of the live teacher offer on the homepage? As with previous posts I too would like some further information...

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marbar57 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted July 17, 2010 at 10:52 PM (Answer #5)

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E-Notes Classes

I've seen more than one reference with regard to teaching e-notes "101" classes. What are they? How does one get involved in teaching a class? What is the financial remunerations for teaching one?

  I heard about the reference, too, but don't remember where or when I heard it!  I would definately like to get in on it if it's something teachers can do and get paid to do it!  (E-notes does mention that they have live tutors standing by for students who need it.  Maybe that's what they're referring to?)  I'd sure like to find out more!

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted July 18, 2010 at 8:35 AM (Answer #6)

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I have not been able to see anything that refers to teaching on-line classes through e-notes. I have seen the live tutors and have wondered how that works. Has anyone else participated in the live tutor program?

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 18, 2010 at 11:21 AM (Answer #7)

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Perhaps the teacher meant teaching in his or her classroom using Enotes materials?  I know we also offer writing workshops, vocabulary workshops, and other discussion groups for students to teachers, but I have never heard of an actual class being taught online through Enotes.  It would be lots of fun to do this, though, so maybe Scott and the Enotes gurus can whip up something for us to try out.

I have participated in the Live tutor program, and while I have found that many students are looking for help on their writing, others just want to pay you to write their assignments for them.  This is not the sort of tutoring I am interested in doing on a long-term basis.  I enjoy helping students learn to think and to find resources for their original work...you know, give a man a fish he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime...students need to learn to do their work themselves and to produce work in which they can be proud.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 19, 2010 at 12:39 PM (Answer #8)

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I, too, have never heard of classes offered through eNotes.  I have read several comments where teachers have mentioned using eNotes in their classrooms or gathering questions from eNotes lesson plans to use in their classes.

I agree with the previous posts regarding Live Tutor.  I looked into that, but all of the assignments that kept coming up were from people who wanted me to write their papers for them.

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lnorton | College Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 21, 2010 at 5:21 AM (Answer #9)

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I think the teacher (at least, based on my memory) was making a reference to using Enotes material in class, rather than teaching a class through Enotes. The live tutor thing seems to be part of an affiliate site, rather than Enotes proper. Anyone have experience actually tutoring through that site?

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MaudlinStreet | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted July 23, 2010 at 8:52 AM (Answer #10)

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I think it would be difficult to structure a class for Enotes. What would be the expressed purpose? How could one convince students to spend money on a course that can't offer credit, unless it were specifically directed to a test (like an SAT prep course)? Could it be directed at textbook instruction?

Also, I think the issue of student accountability comes into play. There are several comments on this thread alone about students asking editors to do their work for them. I've experienced the same. I've posted an answer to a question, then received a private message either asking me multiple questions (which can ALWAYS be answered by reading the text) or simply stating a prompt and expecting me to reply with a fully written essay.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 26, 2010 at 3:58 AM (Answer #11)

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I think that the construction of enotes classes might be a real interesting topic.  Certainly, parameters about student and teacher expectations need to be clearly understood, but it would be really cool to teach a class with students who have signed up for content that they would like to learn and that we would like to teach.  There was a discussion post a while back about "If you could teach one book, what would it be?"  I realized that all of my choices had little, if anything, to do with my content area in my classroom.  I think this might be where teaching an enotes class might come into play.  Udemy.com does this now and I an investigating this, as well.

I would like to commend the other posters about their thoughts on Liveperson.  I did sign up to be a enotes tutor through Liveperson, but the software did not work on a Mac.  In signing up through Liveperson, I experienced the same thing in terms of the mercenary approach toward writing papers.  Something about it didn't seem right to me and that what I was doing here, albeit at times imperfect, is a far better system than naming prices and writing full fledged papers for students.  The limits enotes places here is something that minimizes this to an extent.  Thanks for confirming what I was feeling.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted August 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM (Answer #12)

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I think what that means is that some teachers have set up accounts for their students and require them to use enotes like a discussion board. Someone will post a question, and the rest of the students will repond to it. I don't think there is a formal class on how to use enotes or the like.

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Scott Locklear | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM (Answer #13)

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E-Notes Classes

I've seen more than one reference with regard to teaching e-notes "101" classes. What are they? How does one get involved in teaching a class? What is the financial remunerations for teaching one?

Literature 101 was at one point a blog series on the site. Perhaps that is what you saw referenced? Although the blog is on hiatus, the group's discussion forum is available here:

http://www.enotes.com/literature-101/group

 

Scott Locklear

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 17, 2011 at 5:30 PM (Answer #14)

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I think it would be possible to have classes through enotes, designed for homework help and one's edification rather than credits.  It would be easy to use message boards and the enotes platform, as well as all of the reference material.  It would be interesting to offer classes in How to Read a Novel or How to Read a Poem or How to Write an Essay!

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