The Impact Qkids Has Had on My Life?


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 Culture

The 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 had the opportunity to experience and interact with individuals from many cultures. However, none of my experiences dealing with different cultures throughout my 36 years of life in the United States truly promoted cultural awareness and appreciation quite like working for Qkids has. 
The instant you begin the hiring and interview process you will be exposed to the wonderful and altruistic culture that exists in China. The staff at Qkids are vested in making your overall hiring and interview process go as smoothly as possible. Once hired you will immediately see the beauty and appreciation in the children's eyes that you teach. Every single time you log on to teach a class you are magically carried away into a positive dwelling where it's perfectly acceptable to make learning fun. 

I guarantee you that no matter how rough your morning or day has been, the children's smiles and passion for learning they display will make every single class you teach worthwhile. Most importantly, the culture of gratitude in China will make your heart happy every time a student tells you, "thank you teacher" at the end of each class you teach. A good education is an essential component of Chinese culture. Somewhere along the line, it seems that America has lost its focus on education, which makes me wholeheartedly admire the love the Chinese have for education.  Thus, Qkids inspires you to be a more confident and well-rounded teacher.

Personal Growth

Not only has Qkids sparked my cultural awareness, but it has also enabled me to grow as a teacher. The lesson plans created by Qkids provide a foundation that teachers can expand on. For example, at the beginning of each class, there is an introduction slide, meant to promote free speech and allows the teacher to get to know a little bit more about their students. 
During the introduction, it is common for teachers to ask questions such as, what is your favorite color? What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite food? 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.

1000 Classes

At this point in my Qkids career, I have taught well over 1000 classes, so as you can imagine I have learned about various foods that are common in the Chinese culture. Fruits such as the lychee and longan, dumplings, and of course the festive mooncakes have all become common foods in my kitchen now. Had it not been for my teaching with Qkids my taste palette would have never been exposed to such delicacies. 
The students love my food props, which consist of a squishy hamburger, hot dog, pizza, French fries, popcorn, cookie, candy, cake, and ice cream. My advice to any Qkids teacher is to stock up on food props. If there is one thing that can bring any culture together, it is the love of good food. Many teachers refrain from using food props unless they are doing a food lesson. However, when there is a lesson that lacks content or slides, the food props present a good opportunity to engage the students in active learning and free speech. For example, asking students, do you like hamburgers? Some may say yes, and others no. Ask follow-up questions, why do you like or why don't you like? I guarantee this will not only have your students speaking but it will also relieve you of some of the pressure of not knowing what to do with the extra time after finishing your lesson. 

Engage

There will be times that some students will not be as willing to engage. It is at this point that you truly grow as a teacher because you formulate a method to get the student to engage. Sometimes this may mean calling the student's attention and asking them what it is they are playing with, or why they are not happy. Once an answer is given the teacher can say, oh I like dinosaurs also. If you are doing a lesson on colors or sizes. You can ask the student questions like, what color is the dinosaur, is it big or small? In doing so the teacher has engaged the student as well as taught him some of the lesson content simultaneously. 

Qkids provides a forum in which the student and the teacher are continuously learning. In short, the biggest impact Qkids has had in my life has been the promotion of cultural awareness and the opportunity to be a more well-rounded teacher. So, if you are ready to join the culture of awesomeness that is Qkids and positively develop as a teacher, apply now!!!
Teacher referral code: RFFPHS
Teacher referral link: http://teacher.qkids.net/ref?code=RFFPHS

Teacher Sandy


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