WeChat and Weibo are taking the VIPKID groups by storm. Teachers are gushing and gloating...and pleading for followers and friends. I will admit I am getting slightly annoyed with it all. It is setting up an unrealistic precedent for many of us teachers who enjoy making our wages WITHOUT all of the extra curriculars dragging … Continue reading VIPKID: Is Chinese Social Media for you?
Now that you are hired, you have some decisions to make. How much are you willing to spend to make the perfect online classroom environment? It doesn't have to be as much as you think. You will see pictures of teachers with custom classrooms decked to the gills with everything under the sun (that probably … Continue reading How do I set up my VIPKID classroom? Part 1: Lighting and Backgrounds
So many of my previous blogs outlined my glorious life and work schedule as a VIPKID teacher...and then it went silent for awhile. Being a full time teacher in real life with a new baby finally caught up with me. For the months of October and November I racked up a total of two classes. … Continue reading Taking a break from VIPKID: Why did you do it?
Yes, I am. I read this article about fidget spinners and couldn't agree more. Check it out. http://time.com/…/4774…/fidget-spinners-adhd-anxiety-stress/ My two cents as a teacher? I have always kept a few foam squishy toys to *discreetly* offer my constant tappers, wigglers, fidgeters, standers, and walkers because it is something that has worked for my anxiety (I … Continue reading Fidget Spinners: Another teacher complaining?