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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…

How Did Qkids Help You Take a Leap?

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Hello, my name is Tiffany. I can be found mostly around ESL communities bragging about Qkids and my desperate need for Coffee in IV form. I like to sing and dance. I homeschool my 3 kiddos and have a zoo! Really we just have a lot of pets, but close enough. I wanted to write about the BIGGEST impact Qkids has made on my and my family’s life. That’s right. Not just me but my entire family. Check us out. This photo is an oldie, but a goodie.

A little about me and my not so tiny, family. I have been married for 10 years and our 3 children are 7, 5 and 3 years old. Plus, our pets (so many pets!). We have several family hobbies that include dog sports (like dock diving, herding, Schutzhund, and AKC obedience and rally), learning about bees and beekeeping, blacksmithing, crocheting, casting metal, and I make soaps sometimes. We mostly do all of these as a family.  A Story About Me
To give an idea of how Qkids has helped change my life: From 2007-2016 I was a full-time professional dog trainer …

To Makeup or To Not?

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My name is Chayla Soden. I am a current Qkids teacher from the United States. I am passionate about my active studies of English Writing and Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. I am a freelance writer and teacher with Qkids and 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. Makeup?Classes start 10 minutes earlier than they used to and November 3rd has already passed! I thought now would be a perfect time to talk about how some of us Qkids teachers get ready in 10 to 20 minutes! We’ll go over a few different methods in this blog: all-natural, freshly washed and moisturized, a full face of makeup, or a combination of any of these.At the end of this blog, I have attached all of the makeup and skincare products that I use. I have spent hundreds of dollars finding all the right products for me and maybe this will help you save that kind of money! All-NaturalFor a lot of teachers, we love to go natural. Do you …

Top 5 Tips for New Qkids Teachers

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Hello, my name is Sandra Morales, but my students refer to me as Teacher Sandy. I have been working for Qkids for a little over a year. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and have worked with students of all ages since my graduation. My favorite student will forever be my son, whom I homeschooled for two years. Education has always been important to my family. In terms of short-term goals, I obtained my 120 hour TESOL certificate to be better prepared to teach my Qkids students. When it comes to my long-term goals, I plan to be an excellent blog writer for Qkids along with teaching a full schedule. Within the next two years, I plan on working towards my Master's in English. I always ask each of my students in class what their favorite color, animal, and food is. Therefore, I only see it as fitting to close with my favorites, which are purple, panda, and chicken with rice.
You’ve Got the Right Stuff!This blog is for all the New Teachers on the Qkids Block. One of the biggest is…

Timing Tips for New Teachers!

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Hello! My name is Katie (aka Teacher Katie) and I have been with Qkids since January 2018. Aside from teaching, I also help guide new and prospective Qkids teachers throughout their online teaching journey. I love to share my adventures with teaching, traveling, and my family through Instagram and YouTube!
As a teacher, I love to help others! I receive messages and questions from new teachers just as often as I hear from prospective applicants, and I am happy to meet every single one of them! One of the most common questions from new teachers is about time management with Qkids lessons. Time management is probably the trickiest skill for new teachers to grasp. In 30 minutes our goal is to lead students through approximately 10-14 slides. Add in other factors, like working with multiple students in a new interactive program, and time management can seem overwhelming. Read along for some helpful timing tips! Tip #1 Review lessons beforehand Let me be honest: I did not pick up time managem…

Teacher Tips for Phonics Lessons

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Hello to all Qkids teachers and friends! My name is Teacher Alissa. I'm an online ESL teacher in a small town in Canada. My passions include animals, learning about languages and cultures, and playing board games with my husband. 
I have been a teacher with Qkids for over a year now and I really enjoy it! I have taught over 900 classes since July 2018 and have received over 1100 likes. The staff, the students, and lesson plans are all wonderful and I couldn't have asked for more!
Qkids has a variety of curriculums available for students: General, Phonics, Science courses. Today I will be giving you an insight into the phonics lessons and tips on how to improve. What is Phonics? As we know, in the English language there are 26 letters but letters have distinct spoken sounds. For example, a C can sound like an "s" or a "k." Those sounds, in particular, are called phonics. With certain groupings of letters or the way the letters are arranged can change how it so…

How to Make Your Lessons Come to Life

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Hi! My name is Candace Hicks and I am currently an online ESL teacher with Qkids. I have been working with Qkids since December 2018 and I can honestly say this is where I belong! I have had many opportunities to teach children and watch them learn through versatile school settings and now teaching students online, I can incorporate my skills here to increase student knowledge! There are many tips and tricks that online teachers use to bring their lessons to life and help students to interact with them. I have found that although there are many ways to bring your lessons to life, each class and each student does interact differently with each learning style! The top five things that help me bring my class to life are as follows: Great Leading IntroductionStarting your class with a great introduction sets the first impression of how the class will go. If you are spunky and full of energy, your students will expect you to carry that form throughout the class. I begin my lessons with a qui…