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Approaches to teaching Biology - ATL 2 December 2018
I've thought for a while that one of the transferable benefits of students learning a musical instrument is the coaching they get in how to learn. Music teachers can achieve this with their students in... more
Put down your highlighter! 31 July 2018
Put down your highlighter. Make marginal notes or comments instead. How many of us see students highlighting key points but actually covering the whole page in fluorescent colour?When I see a student... more
InThinking student groups 7 July 2018
Imagine if you could ask your students to read a page of this website and your mark book automatically checked that they have done this reading assignment? Perhaps you want students to write a comment... more
Using micro-organisms in IB Bio labs 31 May 2018
We cannot argue that micro-organisms are as important to our lives as photosynthesis. We shouldn't describe bacteria simply as harmful or beneficial, because our relationship with micro-organisms is complex,... more
Teacher planning pages - student access 4 May 2018
The student access for the teacher planning pages has just changed. Teachers can now turn on/off the student access to these page using the function "Add/Edit Content", in the same way as for model... more
Uploading IA samples to IBIS? 24 March 2018
In the northern hemisphere only a few weeks remain before the April deadline to upload samples for the Biology IA - the Individual investigation. Here are a few reminders for teachers.For more detail... more
Struggling to navigate the PRC? 15 January 2018
Since the closure of the OCC and the development of the new programme resource centre (PRC) for official IBO documents I have been taking some time to find the things I need; such as the guidance on ATLs... more
Concept based learning 10 January 2018
Concepts in learning provide a support to extend and deepen student understanding. They provide a structure to help students and teachers alike make connections between different areas of Biology and... more
Reflex arc - playground model 15 September 2017
Walking along a neurone and passing chemicals (sweets) to the next neurone could be a great way to illustrate the reflex arc with IB students. I recently tried this out at the end of term and my students... more