100 EXHIBITION HOURS (the conundrum of time and quality)

Lawrence is one of my visual arts students. He has repeatedly asked how much time each he should devote to each of the course components. (Hi Lawrence, I know you read my blog!) Of course, the course is taught holistically and there is no ‘hours per component’ recommendation in the visual arts guide. Visual Arts guide page 16: “Although the core syllabus is identified in this guide through subdivided segments, teachers are encouraged to approach the teaching of the visual arts course in a ...

YOuTube

Have you ever thought of making more of YouTube when reviewing / learning of a new topic? I have found myself more and more going online and posting videos for my classes to watch prior to a lesson as a way to move beyond the basics and extend the knowledge base with activities and problems. The most recent, to explain / introduce / review mitosis. pOsAbTi9tHw I have also found that if I type in the syllabus point such as "2.3.4 compare prokaryotic and ...

New Term in the North?

If you are teaching in the northern hemisphere (or if you are teaching the 'May' session) welcome back to the new term! :mrgreen: That said, it is likely that many of you have been back in school for a few weeks (many international schools terms start in August) but here in the UK the new term starts at the beginning of September. You may be new to the IB or an old hand at it but I hope whatever your circumstances you ...

Using the Syllabus – to Generate Notes for your Students

One grumble I often have is students refusing to take notes - or just writing those notes poorly or in a very disorganised way. One way to get around this is to simply use the syllabus and specific sections from each unit outline which gives a table like the one shown below :- The problem with this table is that in some instances the IB has filled in the definitions and examples in others it has not. I find if you ...