Teaching Methods

Minimalist Teaching with DaDa – How To Be a Good Online Teacher

Apply to be an Online Teacher! What is Minimalist Teaching? By minimalist teaching, I mean no ManyCam, and very few props. Recently my laptop broke a little bit and I didn’t have ManyCam, so I started doing a couple of weeks without it. Subsequently, I came up with some strategies and ways that you could be minimal with your […]

‘Get Them Laughing, Get Them Talking’ (Building Rapport with Your Students)

Whenever I’m mentoring new online teachers for DaDaABC, the one thing I always tell them is…’Get them laughing, get them talking.’ Why do I say this? Because if you don’t get your students laughing, then you will find it hard to get them talking! And if your students aren’t talking…then not a great deal of […]

The ‘2 Minute Rule’ For Teaching English Online – Make it Fun and Easy!

The ‘2 Minute Rule’ is a teaching method I use for teaching ESL online. The process is simple… Stay on one activity at a time for 2 minutes and constantly keep moving. For example, courseware, game, courseware, song etc. The Benefits of the ‘2 Minute Rule’ Keeps students engaged on courseware Fun for you Easy […]

What is ‘ICQ’ and ‘CCQ’ in Teaching?

So what is ICQ? And…what is CCQ? And what have they got to do with teaching? Let’s get straight to it! ICQ stands for… Instruction Checking Question ICQ Meaning in teaching: You’re just checking the student understands what you’ve told them to do. ICQ Questions Examples So for example, if I show them an apple […]

Total Physical Response (What is TPR? How To Use It In Teaching)

Apply to be an Online Teacher! What is TPR? It stands for Total Physical Response. And all this is, is simply over-exaggerated body language. So why is this relevant to online teaching? Well, communicating with someone who speaks a different language to you is a tricky thing. I know it is very tempting to simply […]

7 Tips For Online ESL Teaching [DaDa, VIPKid, SayABC and More!]

Teaching English as a second language is no longer just reserved for the classroom. That’s right. You can now teach ESL students online and work remotely from anywhere in the world. This is possible through a company called DaDa (formerly DaDaABC) plus many more! So what are the 7 tips for online ESL teaching? 1. […]

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