Incidental Language

Incidental Language

Incidental language are those extra words and idioms used in a conversation that may be normal to us but can be difficult for Breadies to follow. It can sometimes be useful for higher levels as it is a natural part of conversation that can allow Breadies to pick up extra vocabulary and a more natural […]

Questioning our Questioning

Questioning our Questioning

As teachers we ask a lot of questions, in fact current research suggests that we ask over 400 a day!  Think about your last teaching session, how many questions did you ask?  Most of the time we instinctively start a session with a question, along the lines of “how are you today?”.  Often as we […]

#TipforTuesday – IQBar’s Management Structure

#TipforTuesday – IQBar’s Management Structure

In this week’s #TipForTuesday we’re going to be looking at the team who work tirelessly behind the scenes for Buddies to make sure everyone feels supported, comfortable and can develop themselves while teaching on the platform. As anyone who has become a Buddy over the past year will know, there has been a huge shift […]

Kids scare me…a little bit

Kids scare me…a little bit

I remember the very first time I stood in front of a bunch of little ones and had to teach them something. Granted, I was in my comfort-zone (if by comfort-zone you mean: struggling to get them to stay quiet, listen, respond or generally be somewhat manageable). I’m kidding, of course, I was nowhere close […]

Meet the Team: Loyd

Meet the Team: Loyd

Hi there Buddies! My name is Loyd and I have been a part of the IQBar family for almost a year now. I started off as a very excited contracted Buddy and I have been enjoying teaching sessions to many regular and new Breadies ever since. I have grown and developed as a Buddy through […]

The effective online classroom: 7 tips for engaging Breadies online.

The effective online classroom: 7 tips for engaging Breadies online.

Building an effective interactive classroom is one of the biggest challenges that all online educators face. How do we breach the digital divide, and create an interactive, proactive and unique learning environment tailored to meet the needs of every Bready, consistently lesson after lesson? According to Faculty Focus.com, elearningindustry.com and various subject matter experts including […]

Tip for Tuesday: Where to Find the Right Resources

Tip for Tuesday: Where to Find the Right Resources

This month, IQBar is celebrating Buddy independence by highlighting exactly where to find resources, who to contact if needing to relay information, and adding extra learning resources. Independence at work has been proven to increase work satisfaction as you take matters into your own hands, rather than having to sit and wait for answers or […]

Educational Theory of the Month: The Immersive Method

Educational Theory of the Month: The Immersive Method

The ‘immersive’ method when I first heard it got me thinking about jumping into the sea. You look at the sea, people can tell you that it’s cold, or that if you just jump in it’ll be okay, or if you breathe deeply it will feel warmer faster… but really, it’s not until you actually […]

Tip for Tuesday: Writing a good review after a Taster session

An amazing Taster session shows the ability of the Buddy (teacher) to articulate and teach the lesson to someone who wants to study at IQBar. However, we often forget that an extraordinary Taster review is just as important as the session itself. It contributes to the decision-making process of the students who want to join […]

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

Incidental language- those extra words that are not really part of the lesson when learning English or any foreign language. As native speakers, we are so used to speaking with so many extra words and jargons and it comes off naturally.  However, it can be difficult for our lower-level Breadies learning English and in turn […]