There is so much confusion on reward systems with VIPKid! Should I use the built-in reward, an external reward, stars, no stars, external reward plus stars? AAaaarrrrrggghhhh!
I have helped hundreds get hired with VIPKid and have seen some changes in what the mock mentors are looking for over the past few months. I want to help you understand rewards and which ones work best so you can get the highest scores and get hired quicker. These are tips for the interview and mock classes as well as for when you start teaching. It’s for any VIPKid teacher!
If you hear conflicting info in my past videos, know that this is the most up to date info that I am getting from my teachers going through the process now!
If you are looking for some of the printable rewards mentioned in the video, please look here: Printable Rewards.
If you’ve already applied and did not use a referral code or link, I can help you more if you add my code to your application. You can do so by going on the VIPKID website where you signed up (the portal) and clicking on “My Account” in the top right corner. There is a place there to add a code from a referring teacher. Please enter code PENNY0008 (Penny zero zero zero 8). Once you do this, let me know and I will send you more information to help you through each step.
If you already used a referral code or link but they are not helping you, you can’t switch but you can create a new account. Use a new email address and phone number and my link so I can help you! As my referral, you get my personalized help, access to private coaching sessions and to the exclusive VIPKID Bootcamp on my website with extensive training materials to help you through the process.
I love to use props to enhance my lessons. Whether it’s a silly hat, a flashcard, or plastic fruit, having some basic props helps you teach.
Some people are prop minimalists and only use a set of flashcards and whiteboard. Others have rooms full of props. I fall somewhere in the middle but still have way too many!
When I first started, I thought I just HAD to have all these super complicated props. I couldn’t teach without ALL the animals and ALL the food and…and….
Don’t fall into that trap when you are new. You don’t have to have everything! Keep it basic and expand over time.
Now, at 2300+ classes, I find that I reach for the same props over and over. So this is my list of my top 10 favorite props. Some of them are a category and include similar items.
Spoiler alert: my #1 favorite props are digital props. I am a huge fan of Google Slides digital props and use them in almost every lesson! They are Google Slides presentations that have already been prepared by other teachers and go along with every lesson. You can display them on your phone or tablet and hold it up to the video camera or use a program like ManyCam or CamTwist to show it as a part of your video feed.
Another tip that’s not in the video: if you print lots of stuff, consider getting an HP printer that uses their “Instant Ink” program. For a small monthly fee they keep you supplied in ink in advance of running out. You can choose plans with just a few pages or lots and anything unused, rolls over to the next month. Use this link and get a free month for both of us! try.hpinstantink.com/lRQ2g
So what say you? What are your favorite props? Leave me a comment here or on my YouTube video!