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 […]

Who to Contact?

Who to Contact?

Not sure who to contact with a query, update or issue? Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of all the useful contacts to help you locate the right person for you. breadyreassessment@iqbar.co.uk – use this email address if you feel that a Bready is not on the correct level in normal sessions breadyreview@iqbar.co.uk – if […]

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 […]

Managing Teaching Spaces While Studying

Managing Teaching Spaces While Studying

If the first step to balancing teaching for IQBar and being a student was organising your schedule, the next is most certainly setting up the ideal teaching space. It goes without saying that having a clear workspace equals a clear mind for working. When you are a student, living in perhaps less ideal living environments […]

Puppets and props – Wednesday Wisdom

Puppets and props – Wednesday Wisdom

The importance of using puppets, soft toys and props for young Breadies. Puppets and soft toys are often a must-have for teachers of young learners, particularly those teaching ESL. There is something about small companions in the classroom that can help children relax and feel entertained, and when you’re in a one-to-one setting where English […]

IQBar’s New Classroom

IQBar’s New Classroom

From 5pm (UK time) today, Sunday the 21st of July, IQBar will be launching its new classroom! The new system works similarly to our old classroom, but with a number of upgrades and new features that makes teaching on the platform just that little bit more efficient and fun! So what are the changes and […]

Educational Theory of the Month – Spiral Curriculum – Jerome Bruner

Educational Theory of the Month – Spiral Curriculum – Jerome Bruner

“We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development.” Jerome Bruner You may have noticed that often when teaching a regular Bready doing the Picaro course, the same material just keeps coming up. This is because IQBar follows Jerome Bruner’s […]