Author Archives: Rafael Angel

About Rafael Angel

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instructor Independent Trainer. Concept-Based Foreign Language Curriculum and Instruction specialist. Teaching and Learning Director; lives for traveling, reading, learning and tasting new flavours; culture and art lover; passionate about cinema and music. IB MYP, DP Workshop Leader. Mexican YouTuber and Soundclouder.

#MakeGrowthHappen

On April 21, 2019, I made an announcement on Facebook and Twitter about my intention to offer Professional Development free of cost to any public school or group of public schools in any of the non-OECD countries (except Mexico).  This … Continue reading

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Concept-Based Foreign Language Instruction Strategies

I have put together this post which includes most of my posts on concept-based foreign language instruction strategies. If this interest you, subscribe to it as I will be updating it constantly. Miscelaneous strategies for Concept-Based foreign language instruction #ConceptBasedLearning … Continue reading

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The Language B HL Individual Oral: An avenue to allow students to express their conceptual understandings

IB DP performance assessments that occur towards the end of the learning journey provide educators with opportunities to identify the skills students will need to demonstrate in order to demonstrate the application of their skills and knowledge by responding to … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between MYP Criterion B and literacy

For the last year, my MYP mathematics team and I have been inquiring into the nature of MYP Criterion B assessment design. The goal of our exploration was to produce guidelines for Criterion B assessment design [similar to the MYP … Continue reading

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Spanish Ab Initio By Concept

My newest book for concept-based Spanish language instruction will be released soon. I have prepared a video (in Spanish) to explain how the video is structured, how it covers all of the requirements of the Language Ab Initio Program, and … Continue reading

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The Self-Study Process as a Celebration of Fruition

Re-reading the MYP self-study report that I am about to submit has reminded me a lot about the way I saw my father work when I was a child. My father was a jimador, a farmer that grows agave (the … Continue reading

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Pride and Ownership

Pride and Prejudice maps Elizabeth’s emotional development as she learns the error of making rushed judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between what is superficial and what is essential. In this classic, one can easily appreciate the role of … Continue reading

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