With so many schools now closed by the Coronavirus pandemic, teachers, parents, and students have all been pushed into distance learning and are trying to make it work.

I have taught in the classroom in higher education settings for more than a decade. I know how challenging online learning is, especially for parents who are not trained educators.

In this article, I will share a framework that will bring structure, confidence, and success to your homeschooling and distance learning experience.

This article is based on a live training that I recently did. You can watch the replay below.


After battling with my inner fear for an hour, finally, I clicked on the “send” button on my email.

OMG! 🙈

Did I just send an email to the one and only Seth Godin to ask him to be a guest on my weekly Facebook live streaming show?

Yes! I did!

Twelve minutes later, Seth Godin responded to my email and he said,


Every time I read one of Mark Schaefer’s books, I find myself saying, “this is the best marketing book ever.” I found myself repeating that same line again as I was indulging in Mark’s latest release, Marketing Rebellion — The Most Human Company Wins.

Wow! What a book!

I actually read the book during a family vacation to Bali. It was the most perfect vacation with sunshine ☀️, beach 🏖, a drink 🍸, and a book by a marketing genius, Mark Schaefer. At that moment, life felt perfect.

Marketing Rebellion fundamentally disrupts common beliefs — misperceptions — about how social…


Skype is no longer a shiny app in the digital media space. Every time when we talk about Skype, it actually feels a bit nostalgic. After all, Skype came out in 2003.

The digital media space has changed dramatically since then. Hundreds of apps have emerged and disappeared; Skype might seem almost forgotten, but that’s far from the truth!

Skype is coming back. Recently, Skype added several new features that have significantly improved its user experience. My personal favorite is the recording function. In this article, I will share some ways that social media professionals can leverage the recording feature.

Skype’s Recording Feature For Live Streamers


Learn. Do. Teach.

These three words represent the central theme of BlitzMetrics. I believe they also summarize the missing link in many formal and informal educational programs in higher education and digital marketing space. So many self- or other-claimed experts and gurus selling products and services do NOT practice what they teach.

Spending three days with Dennis Yu, Logan Young, and the entire BlitzMetrics at a recent Facebook workshop was a life- and business-changing experience to say the least.

Not only did I learn a lot about Facebook ads, but also for the first time ever, I truly felt what…


It is not very often that I see my own name mentioned in major publications such as Forbes! However, when it does happen, the learning curve can be quite steep.

On Monday August 6, 2018, Forbes featured my entrepreneurial journey as a college professor. In this article, Forbes contributor Robyn Shulman did an interview with me, where I shared twelve lessons that I learned from my self-reinvention journey. Click on the link below to read the article.

The first time you do anything is hard.

In this article, I am going to pull away the curtain and share with you…


My family and I just returned from a two-week vacation to Thailand. We visited Bangkok, the country’s capital, and Chiang Mai, a beautiful expat haven in the tropical highlands of the country. We spent lots of time playing with elephants , as you can see from the picture above. It was an epic trip and we created lots of sweet memories together as a family.

However, the trip was also stressful in the sense that it was the first long vacation that I took since I became and entrepreneur and launched my consulting business last year.

Last year, I started…


Have you ever thought about the possibility of making money while you sleep? How about creating an online business that gives you the freedom to do what you love while changing people’s lives? Are you tired of trading time for money?

If your answer is yes to the above questions, creating and teaching online courses might be a sustainable business model for you.

Recently, I had the great honor to interview Rob Balasbas from Thinkific to discuss online course creation tips and best practices. Thinkific is a popular online course creation platform.

Rob serves as Thinkific’s Social Media and Community…


How many times do you check your phone a day? How many hours do you spend on social media channels?

If you LOVE social media as much as I do, I have a challenge for you!

Monitor your own social media behaviors for five days and examine how well you are practicing social media listening.

I mean how well you are actually paying attention to what your followers are saying about you? How much effort do you make to connect with your followers to thank them, engage in discussions with them, and to get to know them?

If your answer…


If you’re a content creator, you know how challenging it is to consistently produce content that is of value to your audience and can generate profit and leads for your business.

Recently on my Facebook live show, I had the great honor to consult Julia McCoy on how to create favorable content that will bring profit and conversion.

Julia shared with me and my live audience how she leveraged effective content writing strategies to grow her business and how she achieved her first financial breakthrough of earning $120K a month.

Holy cow!

How did Julia do it? What are Julia’s…

Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang | #ClassroomWithoutWalls

👩🏻‍🏫Professor turned entrepreneur 🔹Help ambitious parents raise future-ready children🗞Featured on Forbes ✍️Subscribe https://www.classroomwithoutwalls.ai/

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