Category Archives: TOK

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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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

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ICT stands for Inquiry, Concept and Task

Concepts are the driving force behind the pedagogy of inquiry. For this reason, they are fundamental in teaching languages as they allow striking a balance between meaningful learning experiences, quality learning over the quantity of content demands. The era when … Continue reading

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A for Attention

In my first efforts to prepare resources for the second part of this academic year, I came across some old yet current resources given to me at a workshop I took on Emotional Intelligence. In that workshop, which took place … Continue reading

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The Marriage of areas of knowledge in one building: Chichen-Itza.

When creating resources for teaching Spanish as a foreign language, as an IB educator, I have tried to expose students to perspectives that can cause them to use Spanish to speak or write about their convictions, to find responses for … Continue reading

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What is Linguistics Knowledge?

What is Linguistics Knowledge? A discussion on Fromkin, Vand Rodman, R. (1983) An Introduction to Language (3rd edition). Holt, Rhinehart and Einston (pp 4-17) This paper was written in 1997 for the subject of Introduction to Applied Linguistics, taught by … Continue reading

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