Recent research in Psychology

Having fun with Psychology One of the factors that makes Psychology such fun to teach is that there are always new findings being published and spoken about, some more reliable than others, but all worth looking at and occasionally adding to your lesson. For example, today new research was published concerning the mechanism that repairs the brain after a stroke.  If you are teaching about the biological level of analysis, you could link this nicely to neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor's presentation regarding ...

IB Blueprint

As the northern hemisphere schools come to a close for summer vacation, I am aware that the southern hemisphere continues to have students and teachers, busy preparing for the November exams. I therefore want to share the following from IBBlueprint https://www.youtube.com/user/IBBlueprint  (example video below). There are over 50 videos posted that review IB exam questions. You can open up a video, answer the question posted, then play the video to watch the construction of an answer.   Another video I have located called Mastering ...

Mathematical Impressions

In my first post on this blog (not so many months ago) I was wondering what will be our experience as teachers in helping the students developing their explorations. It is still early days, of course, and I am still waiting for some of my students to produce their "final" versions. Looking back however I believe altogether  the experience was a challenging but exciting and enriching one. Here is an example. My student Benedetto chose a topic related to the mathematics ...

Big Thinking

I have always been a keen follower and user of TED talk videos, which provide an excellent range of stimuli for a variety of classes, including Business, Economics and TOK. I have just come across another wonderful source of innovative and creative videos and content from Big Think. Many of the videos last only a few minutes, but would provide an excellent starting point for investigation and discussion. I have included a few examples:  

VIDEOS – and November session schools using paper CRBs

There are two sessions (May and November) each year for students taking IBDP examinations, and this year November session schools still have the option of using a paper CRB (as with the May session, some schools will also be piloting the e-submission digital upload). Schools – or at least DP art teachers – occasionally include CDs or DVDs in the back ‘pocket’ of the paper CRBs. These often contain student videos, animations, etc. - but it is important to note that ...