Showing posts from August, 2020

7 Tips to Grow From Your Orange Tags

Hello lovely teachers! My name is Kassya, and I have been working for Qkids for 3+ years now. You can read more about me at the end of this article if you’d like! Let’s jump right in! So. You got an orange tag… okay maybe a few orange tags. Your heart sinks because you thought that you had a really great lesson where everyone was engaged, or maybe it was an awful lesson where you felt as if you were talking to yourself. Regardless, you are upset and angry because you feel it was out of your control. Today, I am going to discuss some ways to grow and cope with orange tags! 1. Reflect but Do Not Dwell I think it is hard for all of us to move on from our orange tags. Sometimes we feel like we really did not deserve them, or the tag we received was for a reason that was out of our control. TRUST ME, HONEY, it is not worth your time and energy to dwell tirelessly for hours or days over orange tags. This is the best piece of advice I could give any teacher, read and move on! 2. Grow Grow Gro

6 Things I’ve Learned About Chinese Culture Since Becoming a Qkids Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Cera Ward and I’ve been a Qkids teacher for just over two years now. In my free time I love to crochet, decorate cookies and make treasure hunts!  The following is a list of interesting things I’ve learned since I started teaching online for Qkids.  1. Number Gestures There are many things we learn from a young age that we don’t really question. For me. how we count numbers on our fingers is definitely one of them. It wasn’t until I noticed a lot of students giving me the “hang loose” gesture when I asked them how old they were, that I learned about this.    Unlike the Western method, where we just add one more finger to count up to ten, the Chinese method allows you to signify all of the numbers 1-10 with just one hand.  2. English Names One of the first things you’ll notice when you start teaching with Qkids is the unique names you’ll come across. You might get some students with traditional Chinese names, but you’re more likely to get names like Elsa, Yoyo, o

The World’s Gone Crazy, What Now? Why Working for Qkids Might Be the Answer for You

Hey there! I’m Teacher Rachel! I’m a lover of fun props, colorful wigs, and “BIIIIIGGGG thumbs up”s. Qkids has been my steady gig since graduating from college two years ago and entering “the real world. Can I tell you a secret? Don’t tell my company, but Qkids wasn’t my first choice for a job. *GASP* I know, I know. It’s shocking. Who wouldn’t love this job? The thing is, I wanted to teach overseas - in literal China. I actually had plans to go- a place to work, a place to live, and pumping adrenaline to survive the 36 hours, 3 plane ride journey. But plans fell through. Who can relate? And isn’t that where we all find ourselves in this crazy turn of events the world has taken over the past few months? Forced to stay home, or choosing to either out of compassion or fear. Laid off from work. Following a different routine. Not sure of what the future holds. Yet, there’s still hope. There’s always hope. For me, Qkids was the light at the end of the tunnel. It was the perfect opportunity

Five Things Students Do That Make Me Laugh

Hi! I am Teacher Marissa. I work for Qkids part-time and am a professional actress. I have been with Qkids for less than a year and I love teaching online and the flexibility it gives me. I am a night owl, so I love teaching at night. Kids say the darndest things! Here are some of my favorite stories from teaching for Qkids: 1. Pets Students often want to show me their pets before or after class. As an animal lover, I never object. Sometimes, if the lesson is about animals, I’ll ask if they have a pet. In one class, all four students had turtles. They even showed me! I have been shown a cat, a bird, and a dog. 2. Stuffed Animals A lot of students bring their stuffed animals to class. Usually, if a student has a Koby or Momo stuffed animal they are very excited to show me. Sometimes, during speaking areas of the lesson, I encourage them to use their stuffed animal as a puppet to speak. It adds a little fun to the learning. Then, I’ll use my Koby or Momo cutout to speak back as the chara

5 Things I Wish I Had Known That Would Have Made Me Join Qkids Sooner!

5 Things I Wish I'd Known That Would Have Made Me Join Qkids Sooner! I'm Julie and I'm an online teacher with Qkids. I've been a germ sharing teacher for many years in the wonderful State of Maine, but now I'm taking my show on the online road with Qkids! Please join me on this adventure, and if you like what you see, feel free to use my referral code and I'll lend a hand to pull you on board! ( ) 1. No one can see the back of your hair. Literally everyone in online teaching snickers about teaching in their shorts, sweatpants, or even jammie bottoms, but have you ever thought about your hair? When I began with Qkids, my morning routine consisted of all the primping and tweeking needed so as not to be jeered at by my normal middle school judges (I mean students). Then one day, as I happened to look sideways, I realized that with headphones, the back of my head is never visible! Now, not only can I sleep an extra five minu