Feedback- An Opportunity to Build Lasting Relationships

You have fully prepared and executed a fantastic lesson- complete with engaging props, high energy, smiles enough to make your mouth hurt, and plenty...

Don’t Panic, but My First Class is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my first class—a zero level class with a kid named Michael. I feel like I’ve never swam before, and now I’m jumping...

A Learning Philosophy to Follow

I’m that teacher who loves to makes funny faces with her students, to sing funny songs and to do crazy dance movements every time...

5 Effective Ways to Engage Students and Prepare for classes

I have a lot of experience teaching ESL and I have a Ph.D. in teaching English as a Second Language, BUT there are some...

The Beautiful Truth About Trial Classes

Imagine yourself, sitting at home relaxing in front of the television. You’re watching your favorite television show and all of a sudden, commercial time....

Teaching Tip: Notice the Good by Naming the Behavior

“Great job!” “Awesome!” “You are amazing!” Don’t you like to hear those words when you’re working hard? I know I do. I definitely know children do....

First Few Months With VIPKID

Last July, my husband and I moved from North Jersey, right across the Hudson River from New York City, to Phoenix.  I had a...

The “Take 5” Method

0:00. 0:01. 0:02. 0:03. The clock begins its count up to 25:00, and we launch headfirst into the lesson: Hellos, warm up, review, present,...

Learning to love to teach young students

I have been out of the classroom for a while and I thought it might be amusing to be a VIPKID teacher. A bit...

Closing the gap that technology might create

Technology: it is amazing. The age of technology in which we live has made it possible for VIPKID to exist and to reach so...

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