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Rescuing the Awkward Classroom- 3 Hacks that Save the Day!

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Teaching Online: Tips for Pronunciation Help in Class

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  I am Teacher Suzanne, a third-contract Qkids teacher and an online English tutor and teacher for all ages. Though I LOVE teaching pronunciation class, it’s rare that pronunciation is taken out of a speaking class and given its own individual class. Because of that, I am always building tips and tricks for ‘quick and dirty’ pronunciation corrections for on the fly in class. Here are some pronunciation ideas and strategies that I use regularly in Qkids classes.  Tips for Pronunciation Help in Class First, children learn their first language ‘automatically’ from the native speakers around them by listening and repeating words and phrases over and over. This natural language acquisition is universal. Pronunciation is similar. Parents help their child’s pronunciation with continuous correction until the words sound right. The Qkids platform is rich with built-in and gamified  ‘drills’ that help children to acquire the English language in terms of vocabulary, sentence structure, and gramma

Fun With Qkids: Meet E-Green

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                                        Crystal is a jack-of-all-trades from southern Georgia with certification in Early Childhood Development and years of experience in tutoring, teaching, writing, and carpentry among a wide variety of other things. When not coming up with new ways to enhance the effectiveness of her classes, she operates the privately owned feline sanctuary Country Kitty Paradise, which provides a permanent home for abandoned cats in rural areas. She loves drawing and everything related to cats. Fun With Qkids: Meet E-Green   The Cast of Qkids  Qkids is a wonderful company with an expansive array of lessons that cover a multitude of different subjects. To guide us through the journey of learning, we follow a group of unique characters in their everyday lives and on many adventures. The two mascots everyone is familiar with are the infamous Momo Monkey and Koby Koala, which pioneer the majority of the escapades alongside a little boy named Jack and his friend Lily. H

Top 6 Qkids Newbie Questions and Their Answers

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Top 6 Qkids Newbie Questions and Their Answers  My name is Rebecca Frostad, and I am a 36-year-old married mother of one precocious 2-year-old. I just immigrated to Canada, where my husband is from, and we have settled in the expansive prairies. I have been teaching with Qkids for a year and a half, and it has been an exciting and growing experience. Hopefully, you find my blog posts entertaining, uplifting, and useful! I still remember how I felt going into the interview for Qkids. I hadn't had a job in months (my B&M job position was conveniently eliminated almost the day my daughter was born-- but that's another story), and after finding Qkids on a job search website, I was REALLY hopeful that it would work out.  I submitted my application, and not long later was set up with an interview. Because the interview is all about knowing how to work things in the app, I downloaded it and went crazy trying to absorb as much as I could about how it works. I felt as confident as I