7 Tips for New VIPKID Teachers!

(Or maybe some new things for Old Teachers) By Teacher Ashley Wallace 7.) Research… and ask questions! Being new in ANY job can be overwhelming, let alone a job that involves teaching children. At VIPKID we...

Online Teaching: Are there Similarities to Classroom Teaching?

After teaching online for a few months, I spent some time reflecting on the old adage, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  Online teaching at first glance would seem 100%...

New Years Resolutions at VIPKID

2016, another year to improve, to change, and to promise you’ll get more sleep but fail to do so. I suck at New Years resolutions, I mean really I make a resolution not to go...

Change is Good!

Fall is a season of change, putting summer things away and getting ready to face the glory of fall colours. This fall my family life changed, it evolved. My youngest child began kindergarten. Sniff,...

One month with VIPKID and how life has changed….

I knew that when I accepted a teaching position with VIPKid some things would change and I would need to make minor adjustments to my daily routine. Well, now I’m a month in and...

Every Day is Family Day at VIPKID

By Roy Florey You made it through your evaluation and you are ready start teaching.  You have some toys and a puppet and your little whiteboard.  You have filled out your schedule and then you...

5 Tips to Sloooow Dooown in the Classroom (and in Life in General)

By Vanessa Tolino I talk fast.  I’m from the East Coast of the US and lived in New York City for many years - fast talk is kind of accent from that region.  Then, I...

VIPKID Has Your Back

By Roy Florey We all have our challenges to teach for VIPKID whether is it technical or physical.  If you are in California, you are getting up to teach at 2am.  I am on Thai...
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Teaching with rewards!

By Ashley Wallace I created this video to share my best practice when it comes to reward systems. Simply remove the TD from the PPT, print, laminate and voila! Rewards systems you can easily interact...

A VIPKID Thanksgiving

By Kelly Albrecht Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, by far. Eating so much that you want to pass out is my favorite activity and what better opportunity than Thanksgiving. Besides eating, I love the connection...

My First Week with VIPKID and Rules to Follow

  Always get back to rule number 1, but if you forget rule number 2, you might lose it all. By Roy Florey ]<b>Rule 1 – Keep smiling<b> I survived my first week with VIPKID. I...

The Spookiest Halloween EVER!

“To me, Halloween is all about children and magic. Because of this holiday, I learned what makes VIPKID students so magical… I was so very impressed at how patient and understanding these young children...

Musings on Teaching Online vs. in a Physical Classroom

“… if I’ve learned anything major from my students or from this job, it’s that the world is far smaller than we think it is!” By Lauren Amrhein   The power of technology Who would have thought fifteen...

What I Do Between Classes:

Whatever happens between classes, be it a sprint, snack, or scramble, I find the most important thing is to find a way to press re-start on my brain after each “Goodbye,” so I can...

Rockin’ It

Just imagine— you’re singing for an audience every day. They sing along with you. They call out your name. You are reaching people all over the world. You’re not a rock star—you’re a VIPKid...

Respecting Cultural Differences

We, as teachers, hold a position of power over our students. We, as Westerners, hold a position of power over other cultures…. Okay. Who care? As foreign teachers, we should absolutely care because we hold...

Taking a Chance

By Kimberly Grisé When first he entered in my class, He sat back in his chair. Expressionless and unenthused, He didn’t seem to care. I jumped and waved, varied my voice, Yet he remained in seat. There was no method that...

Optimizing Incentives

It’s hard enough to implement incentives in a classroom, but it’s infinitely harder for us VIPKID teachers. We don’t have a traditional classroom with face-to-face interaction; we have a tiny pop-up window on a...

Turning Challenges into Opportunities

As teachers, it’s vital we quickly learn how to find the silver lining in a storm.  From the ever changing teaching strategies to the ever changing children, it’s easy to get bogged down by...

6 Habits That Should Probably Stay in the Classroom

It happens to everyone: we have too much fun in class. Habits are formed, mistakes are made, and we act like fools. Here is a list of classroom habits that probably should remain within...