Category Archives: Differentiation

10 strategies to support EAL learners in IB DP TOK

After the holidays my TOK class will have come to and end, and the time it was devoted to it will be used as study hall for students to received support in areas they want to improve as they prepare … Continue reading

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TOK or Practice of Knowledge?

My experience teaching Theory of Knowledge (TOK) may not be as broad and diverse as my experience teaching languages. Nonetheless, despite its brief length, the explorations I have dwelled into are as vast as one could expect. I have always … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go is just the tip of the iceberg.

We can get creative and devise educational ways to use Pokémon, but if we are solely focusing on the App, and forgetting that there is more depth to this than just the Pokémon Go Version, we could be missing big … Continue reading

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Packing experiences in a unit

How do we pack what is worth keeping in life? How do we prepare for a wedding? We don’t want to be under or over dressed. We don’t want to outshine the bride or the groom, but if happens, I … Continue reading

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When Students’ involvement engages me

I was coaching a group of students in our writer’s workshop recently. I wanted to get them excited about writing about a place, considering the relationships we might have established with it. Clearly, I did not think I’d be getting … Continue reading

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Entering the differentiated world

I started 2016 feeling different about many things. I have spent the last 5 months learning with students to whom we are providing language support in order for them to engage fully in the inquiries that take place in the … Continue reading

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The Things I Think about when I Differentiate

Many good and tough experiences with differentiation have made me realize that differentiation is not something that we must do because some students need help, or because some students are more able to carry out certain kinds of tasks. We … Continue reading

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