Blog posts

Updates! 10 October 2019

This week, I've been working on updating the March for Our Lives materials we have on InThinking. In updating the materials, I've added two bodies of work: five speeches from Emma Gonzalez and four... more

Fake News, Bodies of Work, and Oh So Many Questions 12 September 2019

This week, I’ve been focusing on updating our resources and lessons around “fake news.” I’ve broken it up into a four-part unit. Don’t feel the need to use all four parts though. As always,... more

#MeToo Body of Work Update 29 August 2019

This week, I’ve been working on updating some of the #MeToo resources on the site to make them applicable to the new course. There’s a first set, second set, and third set of materials that could... more

August Updates - New Individual Oral on the Site 15 August 2019

The InThinking English A: Language and Literature website is now fully functional for the new course with first exams in May of 2021. We spent a considerable amount of time over the summer to get InThinking... more

Summer Reading 2019 4 July 2019

We all have a lot going on in our lives. Compound that with a new IB curriculum starting in August (or January for others), and it can get pretty exhausting trying to keep up with it all. I find that... more

July 4th Update 4 July 2019

David and I know you need "bodies of work" and it is something that we hear loud and clear. I've published one today (from Barbara Kruger) and we are working on publishing more as quick as we can. more

Bodies of Work 23 May 2019

I can’t lie. I’ve been putting off this blog post because I know I don’t have all the answers to your detailed, specific, precise and sometimes hard-hitting questions about the idea of “bodies... more

Individual Oral Exemplar Now on the Site! 13 May 2019

David has been extremely busy the last 10 days or so. He’s posted a bunch of exemplars for the new course. You will find the Paper 1 exemplars and the Paper 2 exemplars under the “Assessment (2021... more

Approaching Exams: An Open Letter to Students 8 May 2019

Dear Students,Rites of passage, including coming of age, often involve elaborate and sometimes painful rituals. From around the world, some of these transition to adulthood ceremonies involve wearing... more

All About the Learner Portfolio 25 April 2019

This week, I've put my time and energy into thinking about how to help you with the learner portfolio. I’ve posted a bunch of different resources to help you get your head around it and I hope you... more