Upon Arrival: Advice to the HR Department

The following post has basically been brewing for a few years. It is largely based on observation and the concomitant whinging over drinks with the other expat teachers. My wife Bell, no-nonsense Aussie with a very sharp eye and tongue, is the primary reason I thought I'd spend a few hundred words putting down some avuncular advice for HR departments in international schools. I'm sure you, my colleagues, have a few acid comments and terse observations to share and I ...

Are Memes Relevant to Studying Printed or Digital Texts?

The larger version of this question is really, 'do we need to have a good working knowledge of what memes are in order to usefully expand a sense of our audience, our IB students?  Does such knowledge have some relevance to such new textualities as fan fiction and texts published online using various composition strategies?' It's interesting that, in the last revision of the Language A courses,  various forms of digital texts were suggested as one of the options schools might ...

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Here at OSC, we are constantly using our experience and expertise to develop new tools that will help make IB student’s and teacher’s lives feel much easier. We know how scarce IB resources are and how little time IB students and teachers have. Our tools and resources can help you, and they are free! Free tools and resources for the new 2014-2015 academic year and for November IB exam takers: IBDP Planner – a fantastic calendar to allow students to schedule ...