Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

Spy, fighter pilot, celebrated writer. Who could be in possession such an extensive resume, but Roald Dahl? Author of such beloved children’s books as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more, Dahl’s enchanting, funny, whimsical tales have been adored by children worldwide for decades. Each year, Roald Dahl Day […]

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

 In developed countries, it’s easy to forget that learning to read and write is a privilege.  Internationally, 750 million people lack basic literacy skills, and out of this number, 250 million are children.  Two hundred and fifty million children worldwide.  According to international reports, there is a clear and significant direct connection between illiteracy and […]

STEM & Beyond

STEM & Beyond

We’re going places in 2020, we’re going to STEM & Beyond!  STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of integrating four subjects – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – within lessons. STEM lessons interweave these into a cohesive learning program based on real-world applications. The benefits of teaching these four subjects together are numerous: […]

A Whole New World: Working from Home

A Whole New World: Working from Home

Since Coronavirus (COVID-19) has come crashing into everyone’s lives like Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball, we have all had to adjust to a new way of living. Gone are the days of packing yourself into a train carriage, trying your best not to resemble a Sardine on your daily commute. No more water cooler […]

Keeping Up Appearances – Discovering Your Teaching Persona

Keeping Up Appearances – Discovering Your Teaching Persona

The great 20th-century poet T.S. Eliot put it perfectly. ‘Prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.’ This sums up the teaching profession brilliantly – when we teach, who really are we? What kind of masks do we wear?  Your teaching persona can make a huge difference to the way you are perceived […]

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. […]