Tip for Tuesday – Using Teams

Tip for Tuesday – Using Teams

We’re excited to announce that today we’ll be shifting all IQBar communication to Microsoft Teams! Teams will be replacing Wechat and a number of other apps we currently use to become our centralised communication hub. Within the new platform, each Buddy will be given a personalised IQBar email which all notifications will be sent to, […]

#TipForTuesday – Phonics, what if your Bready seems too advanced?

#TipForTuesday – Phonics, what if your Bready seems too advanced?

Unlike some of our other courses that offer a little flexibility in how they are taught and what is included in a lesson, our phonics course follow a very specific formula in line with the original ‘Letters and Sounds’ course published by the Department for Education and skills in the UK. Modified for ESL learners, […]

#TipForTuesday – What to do if the Classroom Goes Down

#TipForTuesday – What to do if the Classroom Goes Down

Technology is a wonderful thing. It has made our lives immeasurably easier, we can find information at the click of a button, we can take photographs of black holes, we can teach from an interactive classroom in one country all the way to our student in another. …But sometimes it goes wrong. Technology failing is […]

TipforTuesday – A little info into the different English Exams our Breadies take.

TipforTuesday – A little info into the different English Exams our Breadies take.

KET, PET, IELTS, TEFL, these names all sounds pretty similar and seeing one of them pop up in your session schedule for the first time can be at first a little alarming – just what is that exam? To save you a lot of time and research, this week’s #TipforTuesday is a break-down of all […]

Tip For Tuesday – What Sort of Headset Should I Use?

Tip For Tuesday – What Sort of Headset Should I Use?

What are the key elements of a successful online lesson? Of course, you’ve got a well-structured and interesting lesson plan, you’ve got a passionate teacher and a ready-to-learn student, and – importantly – the right technology to help you along. Clear audio technology means Breadies can fully hear your intonation, pronunciation and grammar use – […]

Tip for Tuesday – Time Management

Tip for Tuesday – Time Management

An important area in any part of the teaching profession is time management and this covers many areas of teaching. There is lesson planning which involves making sure a lesson runs on time and includes all of the aims for the lesson, reviewing at the end of sessions and doing this in a timely manner, […]

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: How to Mark Your Sessions if They’re Not ‘Complete’

#TipForTuesday: How to Mark Your Sessions if They’re Not ‘Complete’

We’ve all been there. You’ve waited for 18 minutes and you’re thinking your Bready isn’t going to enter – but suddenly the little chat box pops up with a new notification and the crackling sound of the speaker comes to life. You have a student directly after so unfortunately the class can only run for […]