The Travelling Teacher: The Trans-Siberian, stopping at Mongolia

The Travelling Teacher: The Trans-Siberian, stopping at Mongolia

Mongolia <3 My favourite place to date!  The journey across the Trans-Siberian spanned 15 days, with few stops. In fact, there were only 3 stops where we left the train: Russia, Mongolia and Beijing. I’ve travelled to many places but to date, Mongolia is still my favourite. I hope I can do Mongolia the justice […]

What is phonics?

What is phonics?

What is phonics? A few weeks ago, our teaching quality manager Daniel ran a seminar about phonics and the importance of students understanding phonics for reading comprehension and spelling. It proved so useful with so many teachers taking the content and turning it into session materials we thought we’d write a quick summary of phonics […]

The Trans-Siberian: The experience of a lifetime.

The Trans-Siberian: The experience of a lifetime.

This experience was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you like to be different and don’t want to take the conventional travel route, then this is for you! This comes at price though. It resulted in my savings pot taking a major hit….. but it was totally worth it!  Now I have to admit it […]

The Travelling Teacher: Beijing bites – a taster of some yummy places to eat

The Travelling Teacher: Beijing bites – a taster of some yummy places to eat

Arriving in Beijing  When the 15 days aboard the train came to an end, it felt like it was here far too soon! I’d adapted to ‘train-life’ and loved waking up each day to a new moving window portrait. Beijing was the final destination for our train. It meant that we had officially finished our […]

China’s Booming Online Education Market

China’s Booming Online Education Market

Online education is on the rise in China. As the middle class rapidly grows, so too does the demand for further education – and where better to look than online? According to The China Online Education Report 2016-2021, China’s online education industry has expanded by around 20% in recent years with an estimated 78 million […]

Introducing Filio

Introducing Filio

For anyone who missed the Filio launch this week, we’ve put together this article to help you find out about our new teacher development software. To log in to your account, use the email linked to your IQBar account: https://www.filio.co.uk/account/login. You can find the starting password on Wechat.  What is Filio?  IQBar has recently teamed up […]

The Travelling Teacher: Russia

The Travelling Teacher: Russia

‘Introducing yourself’ Introducing yourself. This is something any employee at IQBar frequently says!  Firstly, hi and a big welcome to all IQBar buddies and those interested in learning more about us!  So, who am ? Name: My name is Trudie. Age: I’m currently 27. Height: Stands at a whooping 5ft 2. Special qualities: I’m in ‘Team Ginge’ and it’s […]

Tips for Lower Level Breadies

Tips for Lower Level Breadies

The lower level materials such as the phonics course, FEW and Picaro units 1 and 2 can at times seem daunting to teach. Unlike the higher levels which cover a range of topics, grammar practice, and reading, the lower levels is limited to simple words, sounds and activities. On top of this, most children at […]

How does Daylight Savings affect Buddies?

How does Daylight Savings affect Buddies?

Twice a year, the time in the UK changes by an hour causing widespread confusion and people moaning about losing an hours’ sleep. It is something that happens across the world on different days and at times, seems like a pointless activity. So, what exactly is Daylight Savings and how does it affect Buddies working at […]

My First Bready Seminar

My First Bready Seminar

Hi everyone!  I have been a member of the IQBar team for a couple of months now and fully in the swing of teaching Breadies, but this week I had the opportunity to do my first Bready seminar! I wasn’t sure what I had let myself in for, but when Sarah said it was about […]