How to Teach a Qkids Online Upper-Level Class

How to Teach a Qkids Online Upper-Level Class

My name is Naomi, and I'm a three-year Qkids veteran teacher, and I have been teaching upper levels since the beginning. I'm going to give you five pro tips to help you feel confident and experience success in these awesome classes.

Oh no! I have an upper-level class! What do I do? 

Don't panic! It will all be okay. You've chosen a great company where you can teach kids online, from the comfort of your own home. Have you been invited to teach upper-level classes? Maybe an upper-level class just suddenly appeared on your schedule…. Or your standby converted to an upper-level class that you've never seen before.

5 Tips for Teaching Upper-Level Students

1. Do Not Feel Intimidated: 

Remember, these are still little kids! The highest age level is usually twelve. They usually still like stickers and some silliness. You know English AND the content at the level necessary to teach these kids. Relaxing is the first step in learning how to teach a Qkids upper-level class.

2. Trust in the Qkids Lesson Content: 

Trust me, the expert content writers at Qkids know exactly how to put a lesson together that you can teach, without having expert knowledge in astronomy, art history, or ecology. Everything you need to know is either on the slide in front of you or in the teacher reference section.

3. Challenge Their Grammar: 

These children may seem fluent compared to the lower levels because they can carry on a conversation, but they still make errors. Correct them. Challenge them by having them create sentences in different tenses.

4. Speak at a More Natural Speed: 

Yes! I don't mean that you should speak at your normal speed at all times; read the room. Evaluate the students' fluency level for listening and speaking during intros. You may find that with certain students, you can challenge them by speaking a little faster and using less TPR. Another great challenge for them is to have them read a sentence correctly, and then ask them to read it again at a faster pace!

5. Connect With Them as Individuals: 

During intros, find out where they are from, and a little bit about their lives. Then, you can refer back to that throughout the lesson. This helps personalize the lesson for each student and helps them connect with each other as well. They will have a better chance of retaining content when there has been a personal connection made to it.

For further help, advice, and specific tips, please join the Facebook group, Qkids Upper-Level Tutors. You already love teaching kids online, so bring it to the next level with these incredible uppers!

If you would like to learn more about teaching as a new Qkids Teacher then read my previous blog here: New to Qkids - Here are five tips to help.

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