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 many kids throughout China. And it makes it possible for...

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 you’re getting vertigo. Here are my tips for how to...

The Firemen are Real

In mid October, teacher Beth joined the VIPKID team from her wonderful home classroom on the East Coast of Canada. Almost immediately she began learning some very crucial things. Check out what she learned! By...

5 Ways to Engage your Student!

Isn’t it scary when you meet someone for the first time? Well, maybe not. But, isn’t it scary if you’re a child, and you’re meeting someone online for the first time? And, this person...

George, an Unforgettable Student

  VIPKID has no shortage of polite, well-behaved, and well-mannered students, and that includes Trial students. However, I’m not going to talk about them today. Today, I’m going to talk about one of my most...

A Visit to VIPKID’s Headquarters in Beijing

VIPKID moved to the center of Beijing and our student William came to visit our new home! Let’s see what William saw in the visit to headquarters. William and his mother met VIPKID CEO Cindy...

5 Topics Kids Respond to, and a Few that Crash and Burn

Is there such a thing as universal topics for engaging children in learning? Maybe yes or maybe not. Hear from VIPKID teacher Beth what has worked (and failed terribly) in the classroom with our...

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...