Tips for Tuesday: Using the Buddy Prop Pack

Tips for Tuesday: Using the Buddy Prop Pack

Props and teaching stimuli are one of the most important elements of teaching – particularly when teaching online. They allow easy visualization and help regain attention for younger Breadies. Because of this, we’ve developed Buddy Prop Packs which are sent out to all of our contracted Buddies including everything you need for young Breadies through […]

Tips for Tuesday: How to complete a successful taster session

Tips for Tuesday: How to complete a successful taster session

Taster sessions. When preparing for classes this phrase can bring a whole host of emotions. A chance to meet a new face and showcase everything both you, and IQBar have to offer -this is no mean feat! Not only do these taster sessions provide the opportunity to develop relationships with new students but also the […]

#TipforTuesday: What is the new feedback all about?

#TipforTuesday: What is the new feedback all about?

You may have noticed that in recent weeks we’ve added a number of new team members to watch sessions and create feedback for our Buddies. Fear not! This is not a malicious or suspicious act from IQBar. Our new Teaching Quality Consultants are there to help you develop as a teacher, to let you know […]

#TipforTuesday – How to Stop from Feeling Isolated Working from Home

#TipforTuesday – How to Stop from Feeling Isolated Working from Home

There are many benefits to working from home – the flexibility in work hours, missing the arduous commute, and not to mention easy access to the kitchen. Yet one thing that affects many people working and teaching from home is the isolation you can feel when not surrounded by a team of people. A lack […]

#TipforTuesday – Taster Assessments – Trust your Instincts!

#TipforTuesday – Taster Assessments – Trust your Instincts!

So you have a taster session, perhaps it’s your first, perhaps it’s your thirty first. The Bready is set for Picaro 1A so you get into the classroom, you put up the slide, and the student enters. You ask them their name, their age and what they like to do, and they answer the questions […]

#TipforTuesday – Reduplications

#TipforTuesday – Reduplications

This week’s #TipforTuesday is in collaboration with Trends in Education, found in the monthly newsletter. Here is a sneak peak from the September edition looking at the sneaky and often overlooked world of reduplication. Words by Liam Pressley. Reduplication I recently passed an advertisement for local French lessons that read “Fun Friendly French.” Without fully […]

#TipsforTuesday: How to create a good homework task

#TipsforTuesday: How to create a good homework task

Homework, the two syllables many people dreaded when they were kids. Often involving a lot of scribbling and then rubbing out and regurgitating information, homework has often been synonymous with a lack of fun and uninspiring activities which stops your from going out with your friends or watching TV. In this week’s #TipforTuesday we are […]

#TipforTuesday: The Importance of Positivity in Reviews

#TipforTuesday: The Importance of Positivity in Reviews

They may be only a small part of the teaching experience at IQBar, but never underestimate the importance of the reviews! Whether you’ve had an excellent Bready (which 90% of the time we hope you do!) or you’ve had a student who couldn’t concentrate and just wanted to show you his trains, reviews are an […]

#TipsforTuesday: Resources

#TipsforTuesday: Resources

Teaching can be a daunting process, and online teaching has the potential to feel isolated. You’re at home, you’re potentially only speaking to your students, there’s no way of knowing how well you’re doing or how you can progress… It’s different at IQBar. We like to help our teachers as much as we can, both […]

#TipforTuesday: Backup plans

#TipforTuesday: Backup plans

Picture this: You’re in the middle of your third lesson and everything is going to plan. The student loves your hand puppets, they’ve mastered the short u vowel sound, and you’ve just received an excellent piece of homework. BUT disaster strikes – you get a power cut. What do you do? This situation, as well […]