LEARNING & TEACHING
Focus, interconnectedness and rock sculptures
Primary Art Teacher Natalie Catlett loves to feel the energy in her classrooms, but this energy has to be channeled positively. She has found that using elements of nature in class and manipulating rocks to form sculptures can have a calming effective.
Teaching analytical thinking and writing for Linear A Level and IB Diploma
English College, Dubai, March 12 & 13
This two day course, run in association with Infinite Learning, Dubai examines a consistent and repeating methodology for developing Year 12 & 13 students as independent learners, capable of writing, speaking and thinking under pressure, ready to leave school successfully.
Collaborative learning project
Over the last three years, the EAL departments at Island School in Hong Kong and the International School of Brussels have been working together on a joint language initiative. With a focus on peer learning and collaboration, the project has brought significant benefit to IB English Language B students at both schools. Chris Jay reports from Hong Kong.
The Case for Athlete Friendly Education Centres
Michael Carey explains how several IB world schools are now involved in a joint IB/World Academy of Sport pilot scheme enabling high performing student-athletes to complete their IB Diploma in an extended programme of study while also training at the highest level.