A short activity for ToK students. We do not offer full ToK at school - we are not an IB school- but I teach an additional studies session of ToK on a Monday. I like to mix my more hypothetical …
Category: IBDP support
Krogstad: Stimulus thoughts
Will Krogstad become the first Hipster house-husband? My stimuli are in this powerpoint. Krogstad Read More "Krogstad: Stimulus thoughts"
Mrs Linde: Stimulus thoughts
My initial impressions of Mrs Linde for discussion. Students should use the framework here ot explore the text in detail and find their own evidence or contrary position. Linde DH5 Read More "Mrs Linde: Stimulus thoughts"
Shylock, anti-semitism and contextual awareness
A few days ago I was reading this post by Martin Robinson, author of the book Trivium21C and all round interesting thinker and blogger on education:https://martinrobborobinson.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/prick-us-do-we-not-bleed-teach-us-should-we-not-study/ Martin put me onto this BBC broadcast in which Alan Yentob and the author …
resources for War literature
This week I was contacted by a former colleague, now teaching in her native Canada. She was looking for material to use around Remembrance Day. I realised that despite my love for War Literature I have never added any to …
Approaching Unseens in the VIth form
This post is a result of preparing a student for the ELAT examination at Oxbridge level. I am reminded of the teaching of the unseen paper for the IB Diploma and these resources which I used at that time. I …
Effective Revision Strategies
I think all students and teachers should read this as exams draw near. An excellent and well researched piece! Read More "Effective Revision Strategies"
July Man: Margaret Avison
A while ago my IB students wrote practice unseens on this poem. They found it very difficult to approach - as did I. Slightly chastened, I wrote my own commentary. I am sending this to them to mark for themselves, …
Year 13 IB: The Awakening and Never Let Me Go
Several students have missed lessons due to interviews and such like - it is that time of year. These resources are a script and PPt for an exploration of a critical approach to Chopin's the Awakening, looking at erotic-sensational novels …
Awakening revision window
13 IB have created a window revision sheet - I love it. Chapter XII and XIII of Chopin's Awakening. A fortuitous day in Slough... awakening window Read More "Awakening revision window"