A Guide To Special Requirements

A Guide To Special Requirements

IQBar’s motto is “making global education personal”. We value this motto and strongly believe it is something that sets us apart from other online companies. It can be too easy for online education to become impersonal and it can be difficult for students to feel like their needs are being catered for. We are different […]

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

(A blog about taking professional risks and stepping out of your comfort zone) What does it really mean to step out of your comfort zone? The answer is a whole host of thoughts, feelings, and reservations that can culminate in, “What if I try, only to get rejected?” The fear of rejection and failure are […]

Reflective Practice

Reflective Practice

What is reflection, and why do we do it? Congratulations, you’ve just had a glowing teaching quality report! You have been praised for your excellent correction methods, your extension questions were on point, but there were also a couple of things you could improve, like maybe reducing teacher talk time a little, and your review […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Reviews

5 Ways To Improve Your Reviews

Today, I’m going to teach you how to play a C major chord on the guitar. With the index finger on your left hand, press down the second thinnest string at the first metal fret. Then with your middle finger, the fourth thinnest at the second fret, and finally, with your ring finger, the second […]

Immersive Language Education

Immersive Language Education

At IQBar we are proud of our immersive approach to language learning. We are proud for very good reasons. The educational success of second language immersion education is well established. Immersion programmes have been around for decades, first being established in Canada where English-speaking children were taught French, by French-speaking teachers from a young age. […]

The Importance of Stretching – Part 1

The Importance of Stretching – Part 1

Why Stretch? Our day to day lives put stresses on our bodies and over time, we build and store tension through bad posture and repetitive activity. This is especially true of people who work with computers. Most office/computer workers are guilty of slouching, hunching, and peering (imagine a buzzard stance, hunched shoulders, and neck extended […]

Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week is run every year by ‘Engage’ who promote art education in the UK. This year, with the global situation, a lot of the events are being run online. It takes place across three weeks in June and July and each week has a theme which can be found here: https://engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week/ . The […]

Summer

Summer

Summer is here! The Summer Solstice (between the 20th and 22nd June) marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you are in the world, June can usher in the hope of warm, bright days (we try to be optimistic here in Britain!) or it can herald cooler months ahead, […]

World Emoji Day – 17th July

World Emoji Day – 17th July

A brief history of the Emoji If you’re an inhabitant of the digital world of the 21st century, chances are you are probably familiar with these. These pictographic images have revolutionised the way that we communicate, but what are they, and what’s the story behind them? Human beings have a rich history of using pictograms […]

Audiobook Month

Audiobook Month

Welcome to Audiobook Month! Stephen King once said, ‘Books are a uniquely portable magic.’ If this were true of printed books, then it is certainly true of the stories brought to life by audiobooks. For the whole of June, the world will be celebrating this form of entertainment and learning that goes all the way […]