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Thanksgiving with Qkids

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Hello! My name is Tina Croft and I have been teaching online for almost 2 years.  I joined the online teaching community when I became an empty nester and moved to Washington DC leaving my job at a University behind.  

My family: Husband (Robert), 2 amazing daughters, and a dog (Vashti).  My daughters are in college; Hannah is in Grad school in Tennessee (Go Flames) and Sarah is a junior at Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!)   I love to read, swim, play the piano, be outdoors, and spend time with family and friends. Thanksgiving with Qkids T–eaching and Turkey: Rise at 5 am – turn on the oven to bake that morning breakfast feast while you teach your morning Qkids classes. You will be done just in time to enjoy the hot breakfast and get that turkey cooking!
H-osting:  Hosting family for the holiday is always such a joy.  A great opportunity to share how Qkids has been going! A–pple Pie:  Traditional pie for the holiday and Momo likes to count apples too!
N-ew friends:  It is always a joy to make new f…

5 Reasons for Thankfulness with Qkids

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My name is Rebecca Frostad, and I am a 36-year-old married mother of one precocious near-2-year-old. I just immigrated to Canada, where my husband is from, and we have settled in the expansive prairies. I have been teaching with Qkids for a year and a half, and it has been an exciting and growing experience.
Thanksgiving!As American Thanksgiving fast approaches-- I say “American” because there is also a Canadian Thanksgiving, which is celebrated toward the beginning of October-- I find myself reminded that there is SO MUCH to give thanks for. It would be easy to compile a list of wonderful things that elicit our gratitude-- things like family and friends, a fun job, and the arrival of Disney +, to name a few-- but I feel challenged this year to focus on being thankful for things that are also difficult. We don't always have the ability to step back and see challenges as opportunities or things to be grateful for, so I hope this list will help you see things in a different light, ju…

Disruption… or Opportunity? Flipping the Script on ‘Rowdy’ Students

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Carolyn Abrahamzon is a 28-year-old mother of two human children and one dog named Lola. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside, cooking, and reading with her children! She has worked with Qkids for about 2 months and has loved every second of it!  Disruption… or Opportunity?“Teacher! Teacher! Teacher! TEACHER” “Ant! Ant! ANT! AAAAAAAAAAAAANT!” "Teacher! Look! Look! Look, Teacher! LOOOOOOOOOOOOK!" “OLD MCDONALD HAD A FAAAAAAAAAAARM…”
There's precocious. There's loud. And then… on its own level… there's DISRUPTIVE. A title reserved for students whose behaviors actively inhibit the lesson through their nature, volume, or… persistence. 
It's easy to become distracted or irritated when a student is acting this way or to think that they aren't getting much out of the lesson as they should. As a work-from-home mom of two very young children, I am quite familiar with disruption and the need to find a way to still accomplish tasks.  Flipping the Script on ‘…

42 Ways You Know You're a Qkids Teacher

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My name is Rebecca Frostad, and I am a 36-year-old married mother of one precocious near-2-year-old. I just immigrated to Canada, where my husband is from, and we have settled in the expansive prairies. I have been teaching with Qkids for a year and a half, 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. Enjoy!
You Know You're a Qkids Teacher When... … you get overly excited about being able to sleep in until 7 am on your days off… you get all of your best work stuff from Amazon, Etsy, or the Dollar Tree/Dollar Store… your kids' toys double as props… you have kids toys but no kids… someone says, “Hello, how are you?” and you get the song stuck in your head for the rest of the day… you find yourself doing TPR in everyday life-- and sometimes at adults … your face has hurt from smiling so much… you say the letter sound three times to correct a child's pronunciation in real lif…

Pushing the Age Boundaries with Qkids

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Nick celebrated his 2 years with Qkids at the end of July 2019 and today is sharing with us how one shouldn’t let age be a factor when applying to Qkids.
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. Are You Looking for a Job that Values You?My advice to anyone looking for a great, part-time job who enjoys teaching children, should not hesitate in joining Qkids. And if you’re in your middle 50s or older, don’t let that stop you either. I’ve been working with Qkids continuously since July 2017 and in those two years, racked up extra income totaling m…

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 …