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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…

Qkids- A Dream Job Come True

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I have been with Qkids for 6 months now, and I still love it. 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. To be honest, I've never felt so happy going to work than I do now. Waking up, even if it is at the crack of dawn, has been the easiest thing because I know that I'm going to be doing something I love- TEACHING. The cute kiddos are a bonus too! I mean, who wouldn't want to wake up to enthusiastic, happy, smiling kids?! You do get some who are not as cheery, but hey…it happens. We just have to roll with it, and sometimes, those kiddos become engaged and SMILE by the end of class! One of the greatest feelings, truly! Many people have asked if what I do is REAL! I mean working from home, tea…

Three Steps to Having a Successful Class

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Hi! I'm Teacher Megan, and I live not too far outside of New York City. I have spent a very happy three years teaching online with my “coworkers”.. my two dogs and one cat! If you love teaching as I do, then you know one of the most fulfilling experiences is watching your student progress!

My students call me Teacher Megan, and I have spent a very happy three years teaching online. I have had the pleasure of seeing many student's language skills and love of language learning grow. As teachers, our goal is to make every class productive - which can be a challenge since every class (and student) is different. What can we do to have a successful class every time? Here are some simple steps! Reach learning goals A successful class is a class where the student learns something new! Working for Qkids makes setting learning goals easy. Every class has a list of provided “Lesson Objectives” which includes vocabulary or grammar points. So by helping the student to learn these during class, we…

The Importance of Phonics Lessons

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Phonics lessons are a great new tool that our teachers are being invited to teach. These lessons help your students gain a firm understanding of letter sounds and pronunciation that will develop into a clear English accent. Today teacher Candace has another great contribution to the Qkids Blog, helping you all understand the importance and practicality of these new lessons. Enjoy!

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! Teaching phonics with Qkids has been the best experience that I have had thus far. It gives me a great start to my day, and I know that I am helping to make a difference in a child’s life lesson by lesson. What is the importance of pho…

Expansion Versus Extension

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Expansion Versus Extension Hello all! I am sure many of you have seen me before whether it was on the Qkids blog, or in my Facebook group called the "Qkids Newbie Group" that I have created as a platform for all new teachers to connect. If so, nice to meet you again! If not, hello (for the first time).My name is Brittani, (Also known as teacher Brittani). I am In LOVE with Qkids! No really... I am absolutely in LOVE with everything about Qkids. I have three boys who I homeschool, a loving husband and I am a Children's Book Author! Also, I am in school to earn a degree in Education and spend most of my time around children because they're what makes my heart the happiest!
I wanted to touch on a topic that a lot of new teachers have trouble with. This issomething I get questions about A LOT. Okay.... let's put some light on the elephant in the room. Are you ready? Have you ever had a class where a student is just not about the information? We as adults have these m…

The Impact Qkids Has Had on My Life?

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Hello, my name is Sandra Morales, but my students call me 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 home-schooled 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 Degree in English.  What Is the Biggest Impact Qkids Has Had on Your Life?The Qkids CultureThe United States of America has often been referred to as the "melting pot". Early in history immigrants from all countries came to the United States seeking freedoms and opportunities. Growing up in the United States I have…