I am pleased with the response to the launch of the Trading School.
I had originally envisioned a single classroom/webinar with ~20 students 2-3 times per week. But now I can see that is not realistic. There are too many time-zones, work schedules, etc, for that to happen. I will be doing a lot of one-on-ones classes in this first graduating class I think.
For that reason, I will likely stop accepting students to the first class soon, as I do not want to end up in the situation that I am faced with too many students to deliver the top-notch education I set out to accomplish.
The 2nd graduating class will be far easier for several reasons:
- I will have taught each class several times, rather than just once or twice as I had originally expected. There is no substitute for experience.
- Hopefully a few of the graduating students will be knowledgeable enough to help out with teaching a course or two or three to students in their timezone.
I have decided to go with Glip for the chat channel for several reasons. It is a slick interface combining group chat functionality with calendar, storage, notes, and more.
If anyone can assist me in figuring out how to make the calendar a great and easy place for students to schedule classes with me, I am all ears. It seems like the scheduling solution is there, somewhere.
I will send each member of the school an individual link to the channel today. We are getting there. 🙂