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...

The Secret Ingredient For Learning Languages with Songs

Recently I have been teaching English online to students in China through a company called VIPKID. As a teacher, world traveler, and lover of...

Experience Magic at VIPKID

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Red Queen famously said, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.“ I...

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...

From Stay-At-Home Mom to VIPKID Teacher

Morning after morning, I wake up, get my two boys off to school, and then prepare a fun-filled day with my toddler. As we...

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...

What to do to Encourage Good Behavior

We’ve all taught that one student who simply cannot sit down, scribbles across the screen or moves around so much that you feel like...

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