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Try Though You Might - How to Overcome

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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.  Try Though You MightHave you ever had that class where it seems that no matter how hard you try, it doesn't go right? A student is having a rough day and decides to be uncooperative in class, the media connection keeps failing, or a child has the worst echo ever? You give all that you can give, and yet you just know those red tags are coming your way.
You can be an amazing teacher, but one student's attitude makes you wonder (in the words of Mulan's grandmother):
We've ALL been there. So what do you do about it? In the end, there's only one thing you can do after the fact: move on from that class.
*sigh…

Teaching for Qkids has been a LIFESAVER!

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Hello! My name is Elaina, and I would like to share my story with all of you- current and prospective Qkids teachers. First, let me tell you a little about myself: I am a musician: I play the piano, the flute, and I sing. I love reading, gardening, crochet, sewing, anything DIY, and I am a creative butterfly. (This has worked well as an online teacher!)
I was born and raised in Idaho. After graduating from the University of Utah, I moved to California where I worked in marketing and met my husband, Mike. Guess what? He was from Idaho, too! We got married, had our oldest child, Olivia, and after he finished graduate school, we moved to Boise, Idaho. We adopted our two younger children, Dylan and Isha, and our family was complete. I worked as the Executive Director of Idaho Opera until I decided I wanted to be home full-time with all my kids.
During my “full-time” mom adventure, I completed a second B.A. and M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. I took a position at an alternativ…

Qkids Games and How You Can Extend Your Lessons

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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 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. Most of us who start working for Qkids take the games at face value. We don't think anything of them. They're fun for the kids, easy to do and make the lessons much more immersive for both the teachers and the students. What more can you expect from them?
I’m here to let you in on a little secret: there are more from those Qkids games than you originally thought! You might just be clicking through them with your students, grateful for a second to stop teaching. Read on for ideas to help you better the classroom experience for you and your students through Qkids games! Play Again! The Lucky Machine is one game that you can play again and again. The Qkids games are fun and e…

Teacher Tips: How to Expand Section 0

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Hi there Qkids teachers and friends who are interested! My name is Teacher Alissa, I have been teaching with Qkids since July 2018 and I have enjoyed working with the company. With flexible hours, a great support system, and great kiddos, what more could you ask for? A little bit about me: I'm a current teacher in a small town in Canada, I'm a stay-at-home wife to a loving husband. My passions include learning about different languages and cultures, playing board games, and volunteering in my free time.
Today I’ll be giving some tips on how to expand in Section 0!


They say that first impressions are lasting and that couldn’t be truer in this case! This time is very important in classes as teachers are meeting students, and students get an idea of what their teachers are like. Qkids gives an opportunity to create relationships with your students in Section 0 (before the actual lesson starts). It is encouraged to log into your class at 3-5 minutes before the lesson starts to meet …

How Props Can Make For a Great Teaching Tool

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Nick Nebelsky is an author, illustrator, and publisher of children’s books and games at Intense Media (www.intensemedia.com). He has spent most of his career in the media arts but in his early years was able to work with children in various capacities. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Brockport in Brockport, NY. He’s married with three children, two dogs, and loves to travel. He is also learning to play the piano and the guitar and hopes to be able to write his own children’s songs. CreativityI've always relied on my creativity to get by in life and with Qkids, my creativity flourishes. In every class, I try to incorporate at least one prop into my lessons. Whether it's during my five-minute introduction or throughout the class. I find them both useful to illustrate a concept and entertaining.
My “go-to” prop is my “Rabbit in the Hat.” The kids LOVE HIM and I think that's why I try to incorporate him into every lesson. I can almost guarantee that at least one child wi…

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 …