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Planning for complexity

Every box in a unit planner has a world with its own economy inside it.

The rationale behind the process and elemental design of the unit planner requires the person planning to pay close attention to the learning being planned: its purposes, processes, and the end in mind. 910 more words

Inquiry

Inquiry in a Secondary School Classroom

This post is dedicated to colleagues at Pathways and other schools where teachers are being the change.

In one of the MYP workshops I led last year, participants co-constructed their idea of an inquiry-based MYP classroom. 1,313 more words

Inquiry

#88. Find the means to start learning a new language

IDEA #88. Find a language-learning website or acquire (at a library, maybe, or a garage sale) a set of teaching CDs (or even cassette tapes) for a language you’d like to start learning—maybe the language of some of your ancestors, or just a language that has been of interest. 446 more words

The Arts And Creative Expression

Every Play By Shakespeare, Ranked And Graded

Last year I read everything Shakespeare wrote. Here now are my final notes on the plays.  The grades only represent how much I enjoyed reading each work; they are not meant to be an objective measure of quality: 2,099 more words

Language And Literature

You have made improvement.

Hello, reader!

As I said in my last post, I had a supervision this morning. The only thing I wanted to hear was, “You have made improvement.” And they did! 719 more words

Medieval Studies

#84. Find a hardcover book that is about to be thrown away and very carefully disassemble it

IDEA #84. Find a hardcover book that is about to be thrown away and very carefully disassemble it. Figure out what the physical parts are of a hardcover book; see how the cover is made, and how the pages are held together. 429 more words

The Arts And Creative Expression

A few thoughts on the written word.

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love English.

Dear All,

As it will probably become apparent to those who read these blogs, I am rather fond of the written English word. 3,767 more words

Language And Literature