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4 Tips for a Great Start and a Great Class

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So, you've finally decided to take the leap into online teaching, you've signed up for every Facebook group and you've reached out to teachers and you've bought the headset (and maybe a new computer!). You've decided that Qkids is the place for you, you've applied and, maybe, you're even doing demo classes. But what comes next? Jason Stacy: Tip Giver Extraordinaire! Here's a secret: no Facebook group will tell you what I'm about to tell you. There might be a thousand posts about teaching tips or tricks… but some things, well, some things you just have to see for yourself. I have taught over 800 classes for Qkids, and the most important thing I have learned (and that I wish I would have known from the beginning!) is that a great class starts with a great introduction. Let me tell you how to do it. Great Start For a Great Class! Tip #1 General Tips Get into class early so you can start class off with a bang! With Qkids we generally teach 1v4, and you&#

Do You Really Need Props? Teaching Online with Qkids

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Do You Really Need Props? Teaching Online with Qkids Hi Everyone! Teacher Stephanie here, welcome to my blog post! When I started with Qkids 5 contracts ago, I was a complete newbie to the world of online teaching. There was so much more to learn than I expected coming from a background of in-person training and instruction. I thought that, with my experience, I would just be throwing on a headset and doing exactly what I did in person in my previous roles. I had no idea how different it would be or how much I would grow as a teacher. People think teaching online is easier. I challenge you, especially now in times of COVID and at-home learning, to ask one of your teaching friends if they agree with this statement. Today I want to talk about something that most ESL teachers have discovered they cannot live without Props. When I first got started with Qkids, I had no idea how important props were in creating an engaging learning experience for my students. If I am being completely honest

5 Tips and Tricks for Starting a Good Class Teaching Online

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Tips and Tricks for Starting a Good Class Teaching Online Hi guys! My name is Ms. Karlie. I’ve been with Qkids for the past 3 years! I have seen many wonderful students and I can’t wait to meet more. When I am not teaching, I am raising my ten-year-old, 2 four-year-olds, and 2 five-month-olds. We have quite a fun and busy household!! Here are some tips for starting a great class. Tip #1 Ask Their Name Students usually like telling you what their name is. During a 1v1 class, bring the student up and say hello, I’m so and so. What’s your name? During a 1v4, introduce yourself first, then bring each student up, one at a time, and ask their name. Also, if you can’t pronounce their name, don’t be nervous to ask again (some names are pretty tough). Tip #2 See What Their Interests Are After introducing each other, try asking “What do you like to do for fun?” This is usually a big hit with the older students. I’ve had several say they enjoy video games, swimming, chess, or dancing. You can act