World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day

What does it mean to be a teacher? In this blog, for World Teachers’ Day, we reflect and share some of our Buddies thoughts.  World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is a celebration held on 5th October. It has been an annual event since 1994 to commemorate the signing of the UNESCO/ILO […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Health Day 2020- How are you staying healthy during this time?

World Health Day 2020- How are you staying healthy during this time?

Today is World Health Day, presented by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is a global awareness day that provides the opportunity to focus on a particular health problem or issue that deserves special attention. The campaign theme of World Health Day this year is nurses and midwives. Therefore, we would like to honour the […]

Be Patient. Enjoy the Ride!

Be Patient. Enjoy the Ride!

I wish someone had told me this when I had joined IQBar. Enjoy the ride, the destination will always be there waiting for you. In my previous blog, I mentioned how I had found IQBar. Or let me rephrase; how I struggled with other companies before finding IQBar. ‘Be patient and enjoy the ride’ also applies to […]

Misconceptions of Teaching Online

Misconceptions of Teaching Online

School, college, university, are some of the places you’ll find the two most essential instruments for learning to occur; both a teacher and a student. For many years this has been the way to “effectively” teach a subject and for a student to learn. It is what we would say the traditional teaching method. However […]

Community & Support at IQBar

Community & Support at IQBar

Working from home can be incredibly lonely. It can be easy to let days pass by without having to leave the house, or sometimes even without speaking to another person. Being self-employed means there isn’t a busy team of people around you like there would be in an office that you can chat to throughout […]

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 […]

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 […]