Life Skills

Pre-Teen Fun and Awesome Homeroom (Ages 9-12)

Learners (ages 9-12) will practice conversation skills, play games, and discuss topics that interest them, ask one another questions, build community, and have fun in this highly interactive homeroom class that meets once every week.
243 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 66 learners
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40 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

1.  Learners will practice communication and conversation skills with other students.
2.  Learners will use higher-level thinking skills to process information.
3.  Learners will move, laugh, and have fun through participation in ice-breakers and classroom activities.
4.  Learners will set short-term goals every week.
5.  Learners will learn and create positive affirmations.
6.  Learners will share and celebrate their weekly successes.
My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I am a confidence builder.  I help students discover their unique voice and speak in front of others with confidence. As a TED and school assembly speaker, I empower youth and adults with communication skills to build relationships, create safe boundaries, and resolve conflicts.

My doctoral degree is in education. I am certified to teach elementary education (K-8) as well as secondary communication arts, speech and theater, English, and science education. I have more than 30 years of teaching experience in traditional and online classrooms.  I empower student teachers and seasoned educators with the same creative and interactive strategies I use with students. 

I speak to students and adults at schools and conferences throughout the country and engage others in conversations about tough topics such as mental health awareness, bullying, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.  I empower youth with skills to create SMART personal goals that prepare them for success. I am the author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide.  Visit for more information.
Students will set a (1) personal and (2) academic goal every week.  They will share their progress and celebrate success in class.
* Marker and whiteboard (or pen/pencil and paper)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Class discussion, thumbs up / thumbs down, brainstorming, class polls, share and receive positive feedback and encouragement, check-ins with the teacher and with peers throughout the class
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
PowerPoint presentation slides (created by the teacher)


Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D.
Lives in the United States
TED & School Assembly Speaker | Teacher | Author
243 total reviews
400 completed classes

About Me

My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I help children and teens write and speak in front of others with confidence. 

Students practice conversation and public speaking skills with an encouraging, enthusiastic teacher.  They will learn writing skills to... 
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