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Six Totally Awesome Things You Can Do Between Classes

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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! I promise it will be germ-free! (https://teacher.qkids.com/ref?code=FAXYWF) Code FAXYWF. Six Totally Awesome Things You Can Do Between Classes1. Throw in a load of laundryOK- Doing laundry is not totally awesome. This is true. However, it’s got to be done at some point, right?  I remember the days of dragging myself through the front door at the end of a long school day, collapsing with my backpack still on while the dog lapped the sweat off my face, and then crawling to the laundry room to get a load going so that I wouldn’t still be folding at midnight. Now, however, with precision and the right choreography, I can flip those duds faster than…

New to Qkids? Here Are Five Tips to Help You Succeed!

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So, you’ve made the wise choice to work from home, teaching kids in China online. You’ve been selected by Qkids, among thousands of applicants because of your unique skills and abilities. Qkids is the best online ESL company in the industry, and they will train and prepare you to be the best teacher that you can be.  If you are new, chances are you’ve panicked, experienced stage fright, or encounter situations that you felt unprepared to handle. Maybe you haven’t even taught your first class, and you are preparing every little detail to rock it when you do. My name is Naomi, I’m a three-year veteran teacher and mentor, and I’m going to offer you five tips that will guarantee you success as a new teacher.1. Prepare by Practicing Pacing!  If you review the content of the lesson that you are assigned, you may be thrown for a loop when the class changes at the last minute. When reviewing the lesson, focus on the structure of the lesson and the number of slides. That way, no matter what les…

Creating a Happy Online Teaching Environment

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Hello! My name is Abigail Gordiany! I'm 24 years old and I have been working for Qkids for a year and seven months. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communications but I am working on my career as an actress in the Orlando, FL area. I love working at Qkids because of the fun, friendly, and flexible work environment! Teaching students gives me great joy because our students have such a willingness and eagerness to learn. Creating a Happy Online Teaching Environment One of the best parts of being an online ESL teacher includes encountering children with various personalities in each and every class. Our students display silly, happy, and curious behaviors. This makes for a fun work environment and keeps us on our toes. You never know what you'll get!          Occasionally, students arrive at class with negative emotions and it's our job as teachers to create a fun environment for them to learn. We help them forget their sadness and make them smile with our antics. This past …