Category Archives: IB DP

When Demonstrating Skills Becomes a Habit: The Snowball Effect

What happens when schools create a forum to talk about the *invisible curriculum?What happens when schools stimulate students to consider learning that happens in scenarios other than the classroom? What happens when schools devise time for students to speak about … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Collaboration, IB DP, IB MYP | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A forum to design and experience learning

Last year, as we reflected on our teaching and learning practices, we identified that it was important for our community to articulate the dialogue teachers and students had about the way they learn best. We also identified that we needed … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Curriculum, IB DP, IB MYP, Planning, Strategies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ATL, Differentiation, IB DP, TOK | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ATL, Curriculum, Differentiation, IB DP, Inquiry, TOK | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Memories of Transdisciplinary Learning

As a child, I remember browsing through one of my favorite encyclopedias called ¿Sabes Quién? (Do you know who?). I remember how ardently my cousins, friends and I discussed the skills and interest the greatest people in the past had. … Continue reading

Posted in ATL, Curriculum, IB DP, IB MYP, Inquiry, Strategies, Teaching, TOK | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shadows of the Last Day of School

On August 24, 2015 a new academic year at Qingdao Amerasia International School began. I wrote about it claiming that many worlds had been born that day. A few births and blossoming of ideas after, today this year came to … Continue reading

Posted in IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, Reflection, Thoughts around the world | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

The Wedding Dress Syndrome

There are some people like me who do not like to solely demonstrate affection on birthdays, because if we truly love somebody we show our love as often as possible, not only on one day. For this, I am happy … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, Learner Profile, Service Learning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment