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Using virtual rewards can help keep students motivated and engaged. Read our best practices and ideas for rewards in your classroom.

April 20, 2021

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Connecting with your students online comes with its challenges. Read our top tips for building rapport with your students online here.

April 13, 2021

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When you’re a teacher, distractions in the classroom are inevitable. When you’re teaching from home, it’s even more difficult to limit those distractions and drive online classroom engagement. Let’s face it: as VIPKid teachers know, there’s no secret formula to magically eliminate distractions from your lesson. The key is to learn how to recognize and […]

March 30, 2021

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Games are an amazing way to learn English online because they engage students in a way that’s both memorable and fun! Here are the Top 5 Games to Play in the Online ESL Classroom, as well as some tips on how to modify them depending on the age of the student.

February 16, 2021

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Best Uses of Total Physical Response ESL teaching strategies like The Total Physical Response (TPR) method, combines vocabulary instruction with bodily movements which creates a fun and unique educational instruction style. Professor of psychology, James Asher, developed the method and it is now widely used in English instruction across the globe. In TPR, both instructors […]

February 2, 2021

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The VIPKid Guide to Maximizing your Time Classroom time management is an incredibly useful skill to develop that links almost all aspects of teaching. And as a teacher it can feel like there is never enough time! We’ve put together some helpful and effective tips for time management in the online classroom that can help […]

January 26, 2021

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Teaching English online to students presents a variety of unique challenges, even more so when you’re teaching English as a second language. ESL (English as a Second Language) instructors can help alleviate some of these challenges by incorporating visual aids into their curriculum which is why we’ll be covering the importance of visuals for ESL […]

January 19, 2021

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Montessori education was originally developed by Italian physician Dr. Maria Montessori after extensive research with special needs children in the early 1900s. Since then, this method has spread, with over 20,000 schools around the world. But what does Montessori education look like in practice and how does this now look as teachers are interacting with […]

January 12, 2021

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Understand the 5 Stages of Second Language acquisition along with recommended tips to help your students learn English faster.

September 15, 2020

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The Teaching Essentials Blog Series looks at some tools-of-the-trade for online ESL instruction. We explore a few key concepts that's easy for any new ESL teacher.

August 12, 2020

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It's common for English-language learners (ELL) and ESL students to go through the "Silent Period." Understanding the phase and methods to deal with it.

August 4, 2020

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