Tag Archives: IB

Poetry Ruler for Over Wine in period 2 A

Poetry Ruler for Over Wine in period 2 A Here is an example poetry ruler for Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Over Wine” from the collection “Salt.” Use this as a reference to help you develop poetry rulers as planning.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold Unit

I thought about beginning the IB Language A (eleventh grade IB English) course with Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In light of recent readings. In a deliberately ambiguous disclosure, I have read theories and methodologies postulated by Nationally Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who contend it is more important to teach thinking […]

The Flipped Classroom

I am on the mailing list “Teacher Vodcasting” and received the conference schedule for ISTE 2012 in San Diego this week, which got me thinking about the Flipped Classroom. That and the fact I will have eleven iPads in my room. Summer should be mental time off for teaching–but creative time to cultivate intellectual interests. […]

Improvising A Doll’s House

In the spaces of side conversations that occur at Teacher Research, ideas germinate. Ellen, a teacher at a prestigious private school in the region who also teaches International Baccalaureate (IB) shared with me a way she uses improv when teaching the classic play “A Doll’s House.” To anticipate the reaction of the protagonist’s reaction to […]

IB Diploma Programme Language A: Literature Part 4 reflection

Reflecting on my past year of teaching IB Diploma Programme: Part Four: Options (Film and Lit) (Spring) –Heart of Darkness with Apocalypse Now –Hamlet with Branagh’s film adaptation –In Cold Blood with director Richard Holbrook’s 1967 film Logistics may apply: the way we implement IOPs and other IB testing testing necessitates that we conduct the […]

IB Diploma Programme Language A: Literature Part 1 Reflection

If you are not familiar with IB here is an overview. In the eleventh grade at my school, we teach parts 1 and 4 of the HL course. Last year was my first year teaching DP and it was the first year for all Language A teachers teaching the new course Language A: Literature. I […]