How to use the PPT/ face swap feature in the VIPkid classroom

I did not even know the face swap option existed until I clicked on it by accident and suddenly my student and I were both staring at a blowup picture of my face instead of the PPT! It took us both a little by surprise. VIPkid recently officially switched from the web browser to computer … More How to use the PPT/ face swap feature in the VIPkid classroom

Mountain Tai Lore

  In ancient China the Earth was believed to be square, with five sacred mountains, one in each corner, and one in the center, that held up the heavens. The Chinese brought this myth to life by identifying the five mountains, choosing them because of their affects on the land around them: their ability to … More Mountain Tai Lore

How to interpret your Mock Class/ Certification Class feedback

I have talked a little about Chinese culture, and face, in previous posts (See Communication and Cultural Understanding Writing Culturally Appropriate Parent Feedback). It is not surprising, given the cultural differences, that we might receive feedback or information in an unexpected way. When it comes to mock/ certification classes, even though these lessons are given by … More How to interpret your Mock Class/ Certification Class feedback

How to increase trial conversion rates with VIPkid

When I started asking my trial students to repeat “I am happy!” at the end of class just after saying goodbye, I noticed that my conversion rate increased. Sometimes it is the smallest changes that make the biggest impact, so I asked some other teachers what small changes they had made to increase their trial … More How to increase trial conversion rates with VIPkid