Hello world! My name is Teacher Rae and I have been teaching with Qkids for 2 years! I can usually be found during classes sporting these flower glasses and a big smile and here’s what I’m up to when I’m not teaching! This is truly the best job ever and I am excited to share a little glimpse into what my breaks from teaching look like.
A great stretch for the body, especially after sitting in an uncomfortable chair for quite a few classes.
I especially like to do this when there is a beautiful sunrise or sunset going on!
Usually, I go grab some berries or some cheese. One time I even tried to bake a microwave mug cake… (all I need to say is that the timer was beeping for most of my next class).
This is my new favorite 5-minute pass time. As I try to cultivate a life of more gratitude and mindfulness, I will take the little breaks to write out things I am grateful for (teaching for Qkids and seeing the kids I teach smile seems to make the list quite often) or I write out my thoughts or things to do today.
Although getting under my covers felt nice, when my alarm went off 240 seconds later, I was not as happy of a camper.
Got a few steps in, won’t say I do this often but definitely gets my heart rate up for a few minutes.
I wash my face, brush my teeth, and change clothes. Sometimes I have to leave for school or a meeting right after I finish my last class so usually the class before I will get ready to go so after my final camera high-5s I can run out the door.
Literally, I do not know how this happens. I will finish my class, stare at the screen, and then oop before I know it, it’s time to log into the next one. A quick slap to the cheeks and an open mouth smile and I am ready to go again.
(Read: have a dance party). Sometimes when I catch myself getting drowsy in a class, I will blast my favorite morning motivation (it is a playlist!) to help jolt me awake, and sometimes I have to carry the dancing into my next class…
Whenever I see students that hold their cat or their dog jumps in the back or they show me their hamster. I feel a pang of guilt that my cat is not getting enough love when I teach so I’ll hunt around my house until I find him and then I’ll give him a few pets and maybe a treat before returning to seeing the virtual pets.
Depending on how fast the water heats, I sometimes run late and get into another kind of hot water. But having some tea is a great way to wake up in between classes and it is good for you!
Granted I don’t do this often, but when I have a good book, I hate to put it down, and even reading just a few pages is worth it to me. The worst part is when I end on a cliff hanger and then have to teach a 30-minute lesson while the plot climax is in the back of my mind begging me to return to the pages. Good thing I have another 5-minute break coming!
This is a great tip especially for new teachers if you are teaching a lesson you aren’t familiar with or if you are teaching upper levels and you need to skim through the grammar and vocabulary. Qkids does a great job (especially on the new platform) of checking your upcoming schedule. Sometimes I’ll do a quick Google search to make sure I pronounce the word right or am getting the right context to explain it to my Qkiddos.
Comment below and let me know what you do in your 5-minute breaks! And if you’re not a teacher yet for Qkids-what are you waiting for? Use my referral code: or link https://teacher.qkids.com/ref?code=GFKNQN and sign up!
Popular posts from this blog
Windows/Mac - How to Check the System Information Computer spec lays a solid foundation for running Qkids teaching software smoothly. Currently, we only support Windows 7 (or above) and MacOS 10.9 (or above) systems. This document explains how users can check the amount of RAM installed and other system information details, such as the processor speed. Windows 8 Windows 7 & Vista Windows XP Mac OS X Windows 8 Option 1: Windows 8/10: From the start screen search for "msinfo32" Option 2: From the Start screen, type This PC . Right click (or tap and hold) This PC, and click properties . System information will be displayed as shown: Windows 7 & Vista From the Start menu, right-click Computer , then select Properties . Windows XP From the desktop or the Start menu, right-click My Computer , then select Properties. System information will be displayed as shown: Mac OS X Click the Apple icon
Qkids Hiring - Video Demo Example An introduction video including your level of education current location of residency any experience working with children or as a teacher read or tell a children's story Tips: tones, facial expression, and body languages. clean background clear sound and video quality You can upload your video to YouTube or Google Drive -- Simply include your link in the application and we will review it! Here are some video demos for your reference, there are many more examples on YouTube if you are interested. 1. 51s 2. 67s 3. 107s 4. 63s Love, Qkids Family Find us on: Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram Not a Qkids teacher yet? Sign up Here !
Preparing Your Teaching Background Hi Qkids teachers! Hope you are having a good week. Today Momo wants to share with you some helpful tips about how to set up your awesome teaching background. Many of you already have great props to attract students' attention; however, your teaching background is equally important since students see it for the entire class. A messy, unorganized background will not only distract students but also negatively impact your teacher rating. Your teaching style, outfit, lighting, and background all factor into your overall class rating. Below are some points you should pay attention to if you want to improve your teaching background: 1. The room lighting must be bright enough for students to see you clearly. You should try out different angles in your room and find the sweet spot . Do not point your camera toward the ceiling or light since it will be too bright for students to look at you. 2. The ideal class background