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If you are interested in Chris Wright visiting your school to work with teachers and/or students, please contact us.
What does a research-informed classroom look like?How can you be sure that students are effectively learning what you are teaching?In recent years we have learnt a lot from cognitive scientists about how students learn, and what teachers do to ensure that there is a direct link between what they teach and what students learn.This page summarizes this research in the form of practical strategies which...
How do we learn?
Main Message: As teachers we need to know how to develop our students' cognitive (mental), affective (emotional) and psychomotor (physical) skills.
This page provides background information to help teachers understand how students learn - both how they develop their thinking (cognitively) and how they grow their emotions, feelings and atttitudes (affectively). Whilst many teachers will be aware of how Bloom's taxonomy of learning domains applies to the development of thinking less will be aware that there is also a taxonomy that helps explain how students develop affectively.
Divergence between performance and learning is a pervasive problem in classrooms. Rob Coe (2013) has argued that much that goes on in the classroom – students who are busy doing lots of work in a calm environment, appearing engaged, being given feedback and (usually) supplying correct answers – can be poor proxies for the amount of learning that is taking place. This is particularly true in cases where pupils like a certain teaching technique, and therefore respond positively to it, but the technique does not actually bring about much learning.(quoted in Teacher CPD, International trends, opportunities and challenges, 2019)
What are the global issues?As global citizens what issues do we need to investigate, and after investigation what do we need to do?This page provides you with:a framework for exploring global issues with studentslinks to resources where you can investigate global issuessome stimulus materialAlthough the page has been set out in the form of a lesson itself it is not intended to be used as such. However,...
What should be in our inclusion policy?This page will help you write your inclusion policy - one of the five mandatory IB policies.Activities which help you work towards a common IB understanding of the following pedagogical terms: inclusion, differentiation, special educational needs.An exploration of six principles of good practice for promoting equal access, as identified by the IB.What's inclusion?...
How do you engage staff colleagues with the IB ATLs?Whilst the IB approaches to teaching and learning are central to IB pedagogy they may not be foremost in the minds of colleagues who are more concerned about teaching their syllabus and preparing students for assessment. So how do you engage reluctant or skeptical colleagues with the IB approaches to teaching and learning? How do you encourage all...
Why have an ATL Toolkit?An ATL toolkit serves two key functions: (a) it creates a consistent school culture around teaching and learning - by culture I mean it's our way of doing things; and (b) it provides staff with practical resources to help improve learning for the students.Creating consistency of practice is important for students. As a school do you have an agreed and consistent understanding...
What is IB Evaluation?Every five years after a school is authorized to be an IB World School they are asked to carry out an evaluation of the Diploma Programme. At the heart of this process is the self-study in which a school evaluates the extent to which it is meeting the programme standards and practices, and collects evidence to substantiate its judgments.“The aim of school evaluation is...
How do we help students learn?If the individual IB subject guides inform us about what to teach and learn the Approaches to Teaching and Learning Guide describes how to.This page is designed to help you understand the nature of the IB approaches to teaching and learning, focus on some of the details and think about how it can be used. There is a web section linked to the IB approaches to teaching...
What is inquiry?"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." (Albert Einstein)'You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.' (Clay P. Bedford)One of the six IB approaches to teaching is that it is inquiry...
How do we prepare for authorization & evaluation?In this section of the workshop we look at the key stages of becoming or being an IB World School: Candidacy, Authorization and Evaluation.The pages have been designed for the DP Coordinator to use as they lead the faculty and guide the school leadership team through the three stages. Each of the pages is intended to be used as a stand-alone workshop...
Whether you are a new or experienced educational leader, this site has a wealth of stimulating ideas and is a great resource for deepening your understanding.
The website speaks of immense expertise and genuine heart to help out administrators and teachers in their leadership journey.
This site is an outstanding overview of many of the issues that face an IB leader, from leadership itself, to teaching and learning, to the intricacies of the IB.
24 January 2021
Tom Sherrington and Emma Turner, UK-based and internationally-recognized education authors and consultants, have a lot on their minds. From... more
17 Mar Chris Wright
Standards and PracticesHello Erkan, I am very happy to do so - can you please send me your email? Thank you. Chris
12 Mar Erkan Sağnak
Standards and PracticesHi Chris, Thanks for sharing all this useful information. Can you send me the PPT as well?
3 Mar Rebecca Garbenis
September 2020 (New) Standards and PracticesHello, I was just wondering where I could locate " the spreadsheet from the IB to understand the audience of each requirement"?
29 Jan Chris Wright
Theory of KnowledgeHi Alister, I have just sent the slides to your email accoun. I am sorry you have had to chase me for these - I have been chairing a conference of school leaders this week. All good wishes. Please reach out if you want anything else. Warmest...
27 Jan Alister Minnis
Theory of KnowledgeHello Chris. Johanna I think has already asked you this but I wonder if you would mind sending me a copy of the TOK presentation for the 2022 examination course ie. with exhibition etc. my email address is email@example.com Thanks so...
25 Jan Johanna Urquhart
TOK in 10 slidesHi Chris is it possible to have the TOK powerpoint guide for the 2022 examination emailed to me? You did send one previously but it related to current arrangements not the new arrangements with the Exhibition etc. Thanks Johanna
22 Jan Sandy Intrieri
IB Learner Profile in 10 slidesHello, May I please have a copy of these slides? firstname.lastname@example.org
22 Jan Sandy Intrieri
The IB in 10 slidesHello, This is very helpful. May I have a copy of these slides? email@example.com
21 Jan Chris Wright
Standards and PracticesHi Teri, I have sent the PPT to the email address the site holds for the DP Coordinator. If you wish it to be sent to another address please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you are being evaluated from September...
20 Jan Chris Wright
The CoreDear Johanna, I have sent it to your email address. All good wishes, Chris
20 Jan Teri Kwiatkowski
Standards and PracticesHello! This page is so useful and the resources are going to help our school immensely as we prepare for our self-study using the new Standards & Practices. Could you please email the presentation to me as well?
19 Jan Johanna Urquhart
The CoreDear Chris, I wonder if you could very kindly send the TOK presentation and notes to me please? Many thanks,