Teacher Student Relationships

The Teacher Impact: How a Florida Virtual School Algebra Instructor Helped Build Student Confidence

By on May 9th, 2023

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our incredible Florida Virtual School (FLVS) instructors! Although this is a dedicated week to celebrate our phenomenal teachers, it’s something we love to do every day.  We recognize the hard work and support our teachers dedicate daily to their students, and so do our students. Annette G., an FLVS homeschool student, faced challenges understanding the material in her math class, Algebra 1. But with the support and guidance of her Algebra teacher, Amy DeFrance, Annette finished segment two with high achievements.

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Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

By on May 2nd, 2022

Someone who makes learning fun. Superhuman heart and knowledge. Ability to encourage anyone they talk to. Powered by coffee and wifi. Someone who makes a difference every day.

They’re kind of a big deal. And we could not be more grateful for them!

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2022, we asked you to tell us what you love most about your Florida Virtual School teachers—and here’s what you shared.

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Inspiring the Next Generation: 2021-22 Team Members of the Year

By on December 13th, 2021

It takes a village. Especially when you’re serving thousands of students across Florida, and the country, virtually and amid a global pandemic. But every day, our exceptional teachers and support staff commit to putting students first and inspiring them to believe the sky’s the limit. That is why we are thrilled to recognize and honor their accomplishments with our annual awards.

Read on to see how this year’s honorees are revolutionizing online learning, making a difference, and inspiring the next generation of learners.

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The Benefits of 1:1 Teacher-Student Communication

By on July 20th, 2020

One concern parents express about moving their child from the traditional brick-and-mortar school into online education is a potential lack of student-teacher connection. Some worry the inability to physically approach a teacher’s desk leads to a more impersonal relationship, less help, or limited attention.  I’m here to tell you, it’s quite the opposite! 

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Staying Connected Through Blended Learning

By on June 23rd, 2020

Florida Virtual School supports Blended Learning Community (BLC) settings in schools across the state of Florida and beyond. In these blended environments, students learn through a combination of online and face-to-face learning. Over the past two years, the FLVS Analysis, Assessment, and Accountability Research Team has partnered with the University of Central Florida to study the unique environment that Blended Learning Communities offer FLVS students, teachers, and Florida schools.

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Teaching is a Work of Heart

By on May 8th, 2020

Florida Virtual School teachers strive to serve students with excellence.

Behind every computer is a unique student who our teachers aim to nurture and support. We want to give a shout-out to our amazing teachers who provide more than encouragement and support – teachers who provide Works of Heart.

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