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 […]

Tip for Tuesday: Phonics Terminology

Tip for Tuesday: Phonics Terminology

In preparation for our new phonics course released in the next few weeks, we’ll be dedicating Tip for Tuesday to explaining and exploring the content. This week we’re looking at the specific terminology to be used during sessions to make sure Buddies are using the same language across sessions to help Breadies familiarise with the […]

Tip for Tuesday: SMART Targets

Tip for Tuesday: SMART Targets

You may have heard this term bandied around in education circles or in IQBar’s chat group, but what are SMART targets and how can you use them to help your students? SMART targets are a way of making sure your student is progressing at the right pace for them with manageable, easily mapped progress. This […]

#TipforTuesday – British or American English?

#TipforTuesday – British or American English?

The English language is spoken by approximately 1.5 billion people around the world. Often referred to as the global language, English finds itself localised, colloquialised, mixed in with native tongues and absorbing words from other languages. A bit of a mongrel language, English is made up of German, Latin, French, and a whole host of […]

What are China’s new regulations on online learning and how do they apply to you?

What are China’s new regulations on online learning and how do they apply to you?

Due to China’s new regulations on extra-curricular English schools, all online tutors are now required by law to have a TEFL qualification. The online education sector in China is booming, with figures suggesting a 15% increase in users annually. In a study back in 2014, it was suggested 78 million people across China were accessing […]

Tip for Tuesday: How does IQBar solve IT issues remotely?

Tip for Tuesday: How does IQBar solve IT issues remotely?

The world of online work and remote teaching is one that has opened up a world of possibilities and experiences that a few years ago would have been deemed impossible, however with it come a few disadvantages. The biggest problem faced in the world of online teaching is remote IT issues. This can include issues […]

Easy Prop Ideas

Easy Prop Ideas

Tip for Tuesday: Incorporating Christmas into Sessions

Tip for Tuesday: Incorporating Christmas into Sessions

It’s swinging into a week before Christmas and a time when both Breadies and Buddies are getting into the spirit! To make sessions just that little more festive, this week’s Tip for Tuesday is all about incorporating some Christmas into your sessions! Christmas is not widely celebrated in largely atheist China, but as with any […]

Life as a new Buddy – Laura Explains the Training Process

Life as a new Buddy – Laura Explains the Training Process

Although I have taught in a traditional classroom for a number of years, teaching online via a video-based platform was a new experience for me (and quite an intimidating prospect at that!). I had absolutely no idea what to expect, and no idea of what would be expected of me in return! With IQBar, however, […]

#TipsforTuesday – The Inner Workings of a Taster Session and how to Best Tackle Them.

#TipsforTuesday – The Inner Workings of a Taster Session and how to Best Tackle Them.

This week we continue to look at taster sessions with a focus on what goes on behind the scenes, why we do taster sessions and how both you and your potential Bready can have a valuable experience. So first of all, what is a taster session? A taster session offers the student the opportunity to […]