Curriculum development

Integration is key. For example - teach research skills throughout the course and not as a stand-alone unit.All of us are writing teachers. Teach writing skills throughout the course, and don"t expect students to already be polished writers when they arrive in your class.It is a good idea to start to the course with a mini-unit on the nature of psychology and psychological research. This is a great way to start off...

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Svetlana Gluvacevic 1 February 2017 - 10:11

Hi John,

thank you for this wonderful website, it´s been tremendous help in teaching.
Do you have the information when there will Inthinking psychology workshop Cat 2 or 3, with the focus on new curriculum, for experienced teachers?


John Crane 2 February 2017 - 17:45

There are the SSS workshops being held. They will be on the new curriculum. I will also have one in Barcelona the last weekend in September which will focus on the new curriculum. There are several options for locations.

Svetlana Gluvacevic 2 February 2017 - 18:06

Thanks for your quick answer!
Currently on the Inthinking list there is only one psychology workshop (Barcelona) and that is Cat 1.
Can we expect Cat 2 or 3 in autumn, as well?


John Crane 3 February 2017 - 05:03

Yes, in the spring. But the fall conference is going to be an intro to the new curriculum. It will look at all aspects of the new curriculum - so many highly experienced teachers are already registered to attend.

Kimberly Clever 8 February 2017 - 17:35

Hi John
Thank you for all the information on the new curriculum! In looking at the new guide and thinking ahead for next year I am wondering about this site. At my school I teach SL as year one, student can test and HL as year two. So next year, I will be teaching SL/HL as it is this year and SL year one as the new curriculum. I know I can make that work. But, I was wondering about this site, how will you deal with the change over?

John Crane 9 February 2017 - 05:09

You will start to see the new text onsite in the coming months. Then this summer I have to do a lot of 'relabeling" to make it clear which materials can be used for the new curriculum. It will take some time, but I will create sample work, teaching ideas and activities as we continue through the next year. At then end of the next school year, I will then delete all material from the current curriculum that can not be used. It will be a transition year and hopefully, I will manage it effectively. Regards - John

Kimberly Clever 9 February 2017 - 21:28

Thank you John, I love your website and it makes my job so much easier!!!!

Cathy Windish 25 May 2017 - 11:09

Hi, John, My students and I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the student accessed pages, but as of today (May 25th), they are unable to access those same pages right now. Is student access no longer available? Thanks so much.

John Crane 26 May 2017 - 05:33

It should be fixed by now, Cathy. They were doing an upgrade which went a bit wonky.

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