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7 Tips for Teaching English Online

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7 Tips for Teaching English Online Teaching 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 have 7 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

Qkids Coach's Tips: 7 Tips to Extend a Class

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Qkids Coach's Tips: 7 Tips to Extend a Class Written by: Lin, Charles, Krystal, Lana, Pearl Hello Teachers, have you ever got into a panic when you find your students so smart that the teaching contents offered by the curriculum are just not enough to help you hit the 30 - min   mark? Are you looking for strategies to increase classroom participation and make a good connection with your students?   If you can ' t help nodding your head, try to spice up the teaching content with proper extension! What is an Extension? An extension is how you develop the teaching contents by adding additional information to help students deepen understanding and have more practice with the language targets. If you extend properly, students with different language proficiency and learning preferences can be better satisfied and you, as a teacher, can better manage the pacing and enjoy popularity among the kids. With that being said, today we ' d like to introduce 7 tips which might be helpful:

4 Tips for a Great Start and a Great Class

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So, you've finally decided to take the leap into online teaching, you've signed up for every Facebook group and you've reached out to teachers and you've bought the headset (and maybe a new computer!). You've decided that Qkids is the place for you, you've applied and, maybe, you're even doing demo classes. But what comes next? Jason Stacy: Tip Giver Extraordinaire! Here's a secret: no Facebook group will tell you what I'm about to tell you. There might be a thousand posts about teaching tips or tricks… but some things, well, some things you just have to see for yourself. I have taught over 800 classes for Qkids, and the most important thing I have learned (and that I wish I would have known from the beginning!) is that a great class starts with a great introduction. Let me tell you how to do it. Great Start For a Great Class! Tip #1 General Tips Get into class early so you can start class off with a bang! With Qkids we generally teach 1v4, and you&#

Do You Really Need Props? Teaching Online with Qkids

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Do You Really Need Props? Teaching Online with Qkids Hi Everyone! Teacher Stephanie here, welcome to my blog post! When I started with Qkids 5 contracts ago, I was a complete newbie to the world of online teaching. There was so much more to learn than I expected coming from a background of in-person training and instruction. I thought that, with my experience, I would just be throwing on a headset and doing exactly what I did in-person in my previous roles. I had no idea how different it would be or how much I would grow as a teacher. People think teaching online is easier. I challenge you, especially now in times of COVID and at-home learning, ask one of your teaching friends if they agree with this statement. Today I want to talk about something that most ESL teachers have discovered they cannot live without Props. When I first got started with Qkids, I had no idea how important props were in creating an engaging learning experience for my students. If I am being completely honest, t

5 Tips and Tricks for Starting a Good Class Teaching Online

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Tips and Tricks for Starting a Good Class Teaching Online Hi guys! My name is Ms. Karlie. I’ve been with Qkids for the past 3 years! I have seen many wonderful students and I can’t wait to meet more. When I am not teaching, I am raising my ten-year-old, 2 four-year-olds, and 2 five-month-olds. We have quite a fun and busy household!! Here are some tips for starting a great class. Tip #1 Ask Their Name Students usually like telling you what their name is. During a 1v1 class, bring the student up and say hello, I’m so and so. What’s your name? During a 1v4, introduce yourself first, then bring each student up, one at a time, and ask their name. Also, if you can’t pronounce their name, don’t be nervous to ask again (some names are pretty tough). Tip #2 See What Their Interests Are After introducing each other, try asking “What do you like to do for fun?” This is usually a big hit with the older students. I’ve had several say they enjoy video games, swimming, chess, or dancing. You can act

Greetings and Warm-ups for Online Teaching - 3 Tips For New Teachers

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Welcome to the online teaching community! My name is Megan and I found my home in the online teaching world about 3 years ago. I start every day with a very large coffee, very fuzzy slippers, and a pile of colorful and fluffy props. My favorite prop is also my fluffiest one- my dog! “ Are you a morning  person? ”  That ’ s the question I inevitably hear after I tell people how early I wake up to teach. After 3 years of early mornings, I have reached the conclusion that I will never be a “morning person”, but I am definitely a “coffee person” and a “nap person”. Since early mornings are quite a challenge for me, it can be difficult to be mentally prepared for class and not to come across as groggy to my eager students. Getting my class off to a great start is very important to me, so I have tried everything over the years! Here are some of the greetings and warmups for online teaching ideas that stuck with me because they really worked for me... and I hope that they work for you too. TI

How to Teach a Qkids Online Upper-Level Class

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How to Teach a Qkids Online Upper-Level Class My name is Naomi, and I'm a three-year Qkids veteran teacher, and I have been teaching upper levels since the beginning. I'm going to give you five pro tips to help you feel confident and experience success in these awesome classes. Oh no! I have an upper-level class! What do I do?  Don't panic! It will all be okay. You've chosen a great company where you can teach kids online, from the comfort of your own home. Have you been invited to teach upper-level classes? Maybe an upper-level class just suddenly appeared on your schedule…. Or your standby converted to an upper-level class that you've never seen before. 5 Tips for Teaching Upper-Level Students 1. Do Not Feel Intimidated:  Remember, these are still little kids! The highest age level is usually twelve. They usually still like stickers and some silliness. You know English AND the content at the level necessary to teach these kids. Relaxing is the first step in learni

I've Taught 1500 Classes for Qkids: This Is What I've Learned

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  Hi Everyone! Teacher Stephanie here, thank you for checking out this post! I first started my teaching journey with Qkids back in 2018. I joined the company to supplement my full-time income so that I could better afford my student loans. All I was looking for was a way to get some extra cash. what I found was a gateway to an incredibly rewarding experience teaching with an amazing company. Today, I want to look back and talk about what I learned in the past 1500+ classes with Qkids. When you first get started, I think that teaching 1500 classes sounds like a major accomplishment. And sure, do not get me wrong, it is! But it is also important to remember that this number is just that – a number. Not only that, it is ONLY a number. It does not mean that I am better or worse than anyone else when it comes to performing for my students. There are tons of teachers out there who have taught more, and there are certainly those who have taught less. And it is truly my belief that no matter