To Teach or not to Teach?

Teaching the IB HL Physics course can lead you into a massive but false sense of security! Being the best part of a month into the course, I am looking back at the few weeks I have had with the students and asking myself already … “Is it going well”.  In asking this, I do not mean am I having a good time?, or does everyone seem happy at the end of the lessons?  It is far more important than that.  ...

Blogging for yourself

Where do you record your thoughts about your teaching?  Have you considered using a blog?  Blogs don’t have to be open to the whole world - you can make your blog very private - only viewable by the blog author, i.e., you. Reader settings for a Blogger blog   Using a blogging platform for your reflection enables you to create an easily accessible, richly tagged, linked, illustrated journal of your professional growth, and at the same time lets you become familiar with ...

Visioning the Future

The world of the internet and the web 2.0 environment is both exciting and challenging. The pace of change is extraordinary. Social media, in particular, is growing at explosive rates. Can you believe that Twitter with over 200 million users is only five years old? Gary Hayes is an award winning multi-platform producer and author. The following are some of the statistics recorded on his blog: 107 trillion emails sent during 2010 - Source Jan 2011 Apps installed by users on Facebook ...

Blogging to support learning communities worldwide

Here at Triple A Learning we are always seeking new ways to put our mission statement into practice. As an organisation we are focused on the development of communities to support the delivery of the IB programme and its ethos and philosophy. Our blogs follow in the footsteps of our online workshops and materials by providing a voice for experienced IB practitioners who invite IB teachers to comment, contribute and collaborate by interacting with IB subject-related content. Why blogs? The early incarnation ...