Recent postsView all

This Years projects 2018
15 Sep 18
Final Report to teachers
18 Jun 18
Problems with surveys
8 Jun 18
2019
21 May 18
May TZ2 exams
11 May 18
Subject report and IA
1 Mar 18
New Curriculum
10 Feb 18
Re-organisation
25 Sep 17
First Draft Feedback
2 Jul 17
Venns in the news
24 May 17
This year's projects
19 May 17
Project Planning
5 May 17

Planning Diary

Tuesday 13 August 2013

What am I teaching?

For those of us in the Northern Hemishpere it is coming around to that time where we are gearing ourselves up for the start of a new term. Whilst I try and get the most out of the last days of the holidays I do get very excited by this time of year and all the new beginnings it brings with it. I am buying stationary and filling up pads with spider diagrams to flesh out new ideas, making calendars and so on! This year, to coincide with the launching of this site I am exploring ways of sharing a planning diary through this blog. I havent quite decided on a format but I thiought it would be good for me and maybe interesting for others to see the considerations I am making for my classes. For now, I am just thinking about starting the year and how to kick off on a high note.

For my new IB1 class I am going to start with arithmetic and geometric sequences. There are lots of reasons for this, but the most persuasive is pragmatic. We wanted the HL, SL and Studies classes all to start with the same topic so that movement between classes in the early stages would be easier. Of course there are other reasons too and I think the topic is mostly new to students and provides lots of opportunities to show what the studies course is all about. I am going to start with one of my favourites Visual Sequences ... more to follow

For IB2 I have more of a challenge since we finished the year before the unit of work and so we have some 3D geometry and trig to do before we can move on to the stats I planned. In the first week or two I think we will look at Making cones and 3D uncovered.

Anyway, I will give some more thought about how best to share my planning through this blog!

thanks!



Comments


To post comments you need to log in. If it is your first time you will need to subscribe.