VIPKid Journey Review | Chicago

The most important thing to know about VIPKid Journey is that you should go if you can. It is 100% worth it. I went to the VIPKid Journey Chicago conference in March 2019 and I give it a 5 star review without even thinking twice about it. If you happen to be visiting...

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Three Tips for Deciding Your TpT Store Name

Whether you are just getting started on Teachers Pay Teachers or you have had your store for a few years, you still might be wondering how to choose (or re-name) your TpT store name. I contemplated my store name for about a month before I finally decided to use my own...

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Vipkid Application – 7 Tips

If you are here looking for someone to help you through the Vipkid application process, you have come to the right place. I applied to Vipkid two different times because I took a year off and then reapplied again to get a higher pay rate. I am happy to share all of...

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Pacing Guide and Vocabulary Tips for Teaching Online

When I first started teaching online I was unsure how to pace my lessons and I did not have enough ideas for teaching vocabulary. So if you are new, this pacing guide and the vocabulary tips will help you improve. Pacing Tips Pacing can be difficult when teaching...

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Online Classroom Setup Advice

When I first started teaching from home I had no idea what my online classroom setup should be, so I am happy to give you advice about it! There are three main aspects you need to consider: the office space, the desk, and the background. So let's get started with...

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Online English Teaching Jobs

In 2016 I quit teaching in a brick and mortar school and I didn't have a plan B. I started searching for ESL jobs online and I found a company called VIPKid. I applied and got hired, and this was my first online English teaching job. At the time, I thought this would...

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Inspiring Journal Prompts for Black History Month

It's Black History Month and as a social studies teacher you probably have so much other content to cover that you are scrambling to incorporate something related to this important month. Your students might be worn out from MAP tests, ACCESS for ELLs or maybe they...

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VIPKid No Bookings

I started teaching online in June 2016. The first school I applied to was VIPKid. I actually quit VIPKid in June 2017, then I reapplied in November 2018 (see why I quit VIPKid on my YouTube channel). The first time I applied, I didn't have a problem with low bookings....

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