Tip for Tuesday – Behavioural Management: Assertive Discipline

Tip for Tuesday – Behavioural Management: Assertive Discipline

“No student should ever prevent a teacher from teaching or keep another student from learning” Lee Cantor Misbehaviour. One of the most dreaded parts of being a Buddy, classroom teacher, or parent. How to discipline can be a minefield, particularly when it is not your own child and you have to assert your authority, gain […]

Tip for Tuesday – Time Keeping Habits

Tip for Tuesday – Time Keeping Habits

With a tight schedule of 25 minute sessions, 5 minute gaps in between and a structured class, sometimes the minutes just seem to vanish before you. The five minute slot for note taking and getting into the classroom can disappear before your eyes as you load the next class – perhaps the student before started […]

Tip for Tuesday:  Why phonics and reading are so important to an ESL learner.

Tip for Tuesday: Why phonics and reading are so important to an ESL learner.

When spending a fair amount of time doing something, working on it consistently, it is only fair to want to see noticeable results. The same applies when learning a new language. You have to consistently work at it and invest hours in order for you to become proficient. As we work with mostly younger students, […]

Tip for Tuesday – Using Teams

Tip for Tuesday – Using Teams

We’re excited to announce that today we’ll be shifting all IQBar communication to Microsoft Teams! Teams will be replacing Wechat and a number of other apps we currently use to become our centralised communication hub. Within the new platform, each Buddy will be given a personalised IQBar email which all notifications will be sent to, […]

#TipForTuesday – Phonics, what if your Bready seems too advanced?

#TipForTuesday – Phonics, what if your Bready seems too advanced?

Unlike some of our other courses that offer a little flexibility in how they are taught and what is included in a lesson, our phonics course follow a very specific formula in line with the original ‘Letters and Sounds’ course published by the Department for Education and skills in the UK. Modified for ESL learners, […]

#TipForTuesday – What to do if the Classroom Goes Down

#TipForTuesday – What to do if the Classroom Goes Down

Technology is a wonderful thing. It has made our lives immeasurably easier, we can find information at the click of a button, we can take photographs of black holes, we can teach from an interactive classroom in one country all the way to our student in another. …But sometimes it goes wrong. Technology failing is […]

TipforTuesday – A little info into the different English Exams our Breadies take.

TipforTuesday – A little info into the different English Exams our Breadies take.

KET, PET, IELTS, TEFL, these names all sounds pretty similar and seeing one of them pop up in your session schedule for the first time can be at first a little alarming – just what is that exam? To save you a lot of time and research, this week’s #TipforTuesday is a break-down of all […]

Tip For Tuesday – What Sort of Headset Should I Use?

Tip For Tuesday – What Sort of Headset Should I Use?

What are the key elements of a successful online lesson? Of course, you’ve got a well-structured and interesting lesson plan, you’ve got a passionate teacher and a ready-to-learn student, and – importantly – the right technology to help you along. Clear audio technology means Breadies can fully hear your intonation, pronunciation and grammar use – […]

Tip for Tuesday – Time Management

Tip for Tuesday – Time Management

An important area in any part of the teaching profession is time management and this covers many areas of teaching. There is lesson planning which involves making sure a lesson runs on time and includes all of the aims for the lesson, reviewing at the end of sessions and doing this in a timely manner, […]

Tip for Tuesday: Bloom’s Taxonomy

Tip for Tuesday: Bloom’s Taxonomy

“After forty years of intensive research on school learning in the United States as well as abroad, my major conclusion is: What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn if provided with appropriate prior and current conditions of learning.” Benjamin Bloom, Developing Talent in Young People This month we’re taking […]