#TipforTuesday: Maintaining attention, a Buddy’s perspective

#TipforTuesday: Maintaining attention, a Buddy’s perspective

Kids want to move. Every teacher has students who are constantly fidgeting, trying to find some way to keep their body occupied while they learn. This is perfectly natural behavior, and it’s something teachers need to recognize and incorporate into their own lessons. A lot of people are kinesthetic learners, who work best when they […]

#TipforTuesday: Regaining Attention

#TipforTuesday: Regaining Attention

Your Bready is lagging. Perhaps it’s a hot day, perhaps they’ve spent too much time in the classroom today already and they’re feeling tired, or perhaps they find the topic you’re looking at boring. How do you pull them back from the fidgeting abyss and get them engaged with the materials again? We’ve put together […]

#TipforTuesday – First Impressions Count

#TipforTuesday – First Impressions Count

Taken from this month’s newsletter, Liam explains the importance of first impressions in sessions with new Breadies and how appearance – everything from what you wear to your perceived confidence – has an impact on your Breadies. First Impressions Count We are all familiar with the expression “first impressions count.” Whether you are heading into […]

Tip for Tuesday: Correcting

Tip for Tuesday: Correcting

We’ve all had students who, after being corrected, begin to lose confidence and disengage from the lesson. Despite trying their hardest, it is inevitable that a student will make a few grammatical errors, pronunciation mistakes and misuse of words. Some students take corrections with a pinch of salt, accept it and move on. For others […]

My IQBAR journey, a mum’s perspective.

My IQBAR journey, a mum’s perspective.

3 months ago, I was a busy single mum with two fabulously exhausting, children and a well-established career as a franchisee running singing classes for babies and toddlers. I loved my singing job, but recent circumstances meant times were hard and extra income was needed.  Here’s how IQBAR changed everything. I used to teach in […]

Tips and Guidelines for writing an IQBar blog post

Tips and Guidelines for writing an IQBar blog post

This week we introduced the Blog Contribution award where each week we reward one Buddy £10 for writing something on the Blog for our community! Writing a blog post can be quite daunting at first but once you get started it can be an enriching and enjoyable experience – dare I say it a little […]

#TipforTuesday – Varying Praise

#TipforTuesday – Varying Praise

We all know it’s important to praise our Breadies during sessions – praise not only makes the Bready feel happy when getting something right but also boosts confidence and helps the Bready remain focused and work effectively. One thing you may not consider whilst teaching is the importance ofvarying praise, i.e making sure your praise is […]

Tip for Tuesday: Adapting Materials for Lower Levels

Tip for Tuesday: Adapting Materials for Lower Levels

Our Tip for Tuesday this week is all about how best to adapt our new Picaro materials for very low level Breadies! Unlike our older materials, IQBar’s Picaro slides begin very easy but gradually get a lot harder, particularly in the taster sessions. This allows Buddies to assess the Bready’s level and for the Bready […]

Cutting out ‘NO’ for Good

Cutting out ‘NO’ for Good

This week’s Tips for Tuesday was written by Liam Pressley for our January Newsletter. We have all been told “no” at some point in our lives. This may have been said by a parent, a teacher or even a boss, and regardless of who said it or why it was expressed, we tend to always […]

Helping Breadies Through the Exam Season

Helping Breadies Through the Exam Season

How can we as teachers support our students during difficult exam periods? Our Buddy Liam Pressley gives us tips on how to help stressed Breadies during the exam season, taken from our monthly newsletter.  This month’s Trend in Education was inspired by a personal experience with one of my Breadies. Before starting our lesson the student had […]