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7 Tips for Teaching English Online

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7 Tips for Teaching English OnlineTeaching online brings with it a whole new world of challenges and complications that traditional education didn't have to deal with. But while the occasional technical issue can make a lesson frustrating to teach, overall the pros outweigh the cons. But how do you squeeze out the best in your classes as an online teacher? Listed here we have7 tips for teaching English online.

1. Let the Students Do the Work This one almost seems obvious but it’s a fact of teaching that unless we self-monitor, teachers can end up giving students the answers rather than leading students to them. The more time a student engages with the materials the more they will learn. With this in mind don’t feel pressured to rush students to the answer. This may deprive them of the chance to make a deeper connection with the materials. Yet, even though you may guide students to answer more independently, it is still important to present new words for all levels, to prompt stude…

365 Days - Rebecca's First Year with Qkids

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How has working for Qkids for a whole year changed the life of Teacher Rebecca? We will let her tell you about all the positive benefits she has experienced in her first year with us!

My name is Rebecca Frostad and I am a 36-year-old married mother of one precocious 20-month-old. We are currently working on immigrating to Canada, where my husband is from. I have been teaching with Qkids for a year, and it has been an exciting and growing experience. I hope that my posts will be something that readers can find amusing, enlightening, and relatable. The familiar sound of my alarm begins to crescendo and break the (relative) silence of the early morning. The sun hasn't even considered getting up yet, but I'm already dressed and closing the bedroom door. Although I am not a morning person, I enjoy the calm stillness as I prepare for work. My husband and baby are still asleep in the other room, and the only sounds I hear from my desk chair are the occasional vehicle passing by outside…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival - a Time of Reunion with Family

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Dear all, I am Hilary Tong from the Qkids Coaching Team! To share a little about myself, I graduated from college in 2017 with a Degree in Communication and Minor in Music. I went to Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and loved the people there. I also loved the southern homemade food and sweet tea! So far it has been a great experience working at Qkids. In my spare time, I love to sing, dance, listen to K-pop music, read, and draw. Nice to meet everyone! :) Mid-Autumn FestivalIt’s that time of the year, when you walk in the supermarket, red boxes of mooncakes lay nicely on the shelves.Everyone is looking forward to the holiday weekend and minds are wondering about plans to go home to visit families or other holiday plans like going shopping.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th of August according to the Lunar Calendar. In the year 2019, it falls on the 13th of September. Since the full moon can clearly be seen around this time of the year, many traditions and celebration …

Timing Secrets - Tips to Extend Your Lessons

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What do you do if you find yourself shy of the lesson time? Its a question a lot of teachers have and today Teacher Chayla aims to answer these questions with some helpful tips.

My name is Chayla Soden. I am a current Qkids teacher from the United States. I am passionate about my active studies in English Writing and Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. I am a stay at home mom of my son, Brett. I have a male Rottweiler and a female German Shepherd, one rescue cat, and two prairie dogs. Timing Secrets How to extend your lessons to maximize student-teacher time efficiently and effectively!

You just finished your mandatory two trial classes with Qkids and something happened: you went too fast or, woah, too slow during your class! Don't worry! Most of us make this mistake when we first start with Qkids, too. I went too fast in one trial and then too slow in another trial, and it wasn't until the third trial that I got hired with Qkids! I made it a point to figure out how to time my cla…

Teacher Tips: Changing Style for Student Levels

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Today Teacher Kimberly shares with us how would she adjust her teaching style to accommodate students of different proficiency levels?
Just to give a little background about myself: I live in Nevada with my awesome husband and two children. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and started my nursing career in 2008. I’ve worked in many different areas including neurology, trauma, orthopedics, and research. My hobbies include crafting and crocheting. Qkids is awesome and unique in that classes are mixed with students of different ages and proficiency levels. Sometimes you get students who understand the material and breeze through the slides, while other times, you experience classes where, 1, 2 or all students need a little more assistance.  What do you do to keep the class interesting, fun and still meet the objectives of the lesson? More specifically, how would you teach a class with students of different proficiency levels? You want to avoid boring students who grasp the con…

Let the Good Times Roll: From the Mouth of Babes

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Kids are honest, sometimes too honest. Teacher Crystal shares with us her experience of being on the end of some harsh truth and lovely words from her students.

Crystal is a jack-of-all-trades from southern Georgia with certification in Early Childhood Development and years of experience in tutoring, teaching, writing, and carpentry among a wide variety of other things. When not coming up with new ways to enhance the effectiveness of her classes, she operates the privately owned feline sanctuary Country Kitty Paradise, which provides a permanent home for abandoned cats in rural areas. She loves drawing and everything related to cats.  In being with the company for almost two years, I've had so many wonderful experiences and met so many delightful kids! The students each are so unique with their personalities, adaptability, and how they perform in class. They brim with curiosity, engage with enthusiasm, and work hard to succeed! As a teacher, you try to prepare for each lesson so it …

3 Tricks to Avoid Common Classroom Issues

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Let’s be honest, all of us have at one time or another run into a little hiccup that disrupts our classroom! My name is Megan and I have been teaching online for almost 3 years now, so you can say that I’ve had my fair share of interesting classes!

What advanced preparation can help us to avoid class problems? And what can we do when we find ourselves amid an awkward class interruption?
Here are some of the tips that have helped me! Don’t rush into the classroomIf you are a morning person, then you probably don’t mind spending extra time in the morning getting important tasks done. I personally love hitting that snooze button as many times as possible! But when it is a morning that I have a class, I always allow myself enough time before class starts to deal with any potential issues. Doing a pre-class equipment check is a vital way to ensure that your class runs smoothly! Your demeanor will also be calmer and in control, if you’ve done another brief class review right before class time.