By: Janice Cook
to train teachers to use the Google apps suite to enrich their teaching. Janice lives in Vernon, CT with her two daughters and talented husband who also happens to love to help her create custom-made reward systems. Janice shares her story of how adding VIPKID to her life as a classroom teacher was a positive addition. Please check out the resources she has created for her classroom at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Cookfamilyresources
When I began with VIPKID it was not easy to wrap my mind around the entire curriculum as I taught all different lessons, out of sequence. I quickly realized that Level 2 was the bulk of our student population and therefore a great percentage of my bookings. These were the lessons that were showing up in my schedule over and over again.
Focusing on level 2
I decided to make Level 2 my professional development goal for the summer of 2017. I knew that if I could teach Level 2 well, my overall planning stress would be far less. Organizing just my Level 2 props would cut a significant amount of time that was currently spent setting up for and cleaning up after a day of teaching. I knew it was a process I would enjoy and one that would pay off. I was able to take this project on because of an amazing resource called The Collaborative Lesson Bank.
MY LEVEL 2 Box of Props
created some reward systems that supported the content and provided additional practice opportunities with the target sentences.
Level 2 reward system bundle
from me to you
Whether you are a new teacher who is just starting out or a veteran teacher who would like to get to know Level 2 more intimately, I hope that these resources will support you in your journey. The VIPKID community of teachers share and collaborate around the clock to provide the best possible 25 minutes for every student that appears on our booking screens.
Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, Follow the teacherspayteachers store, and email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to share comments and questions. I am grateful for all that I learn from my incredible colleagues each and every day. VIPKID is much more than a way to supplement my income - it really has become a tremendously positive part of my life and I look forward to continuing to connect with other VIPKID teachers to improve my practice.