Learning for Life

Learning for Life

by Suzanne Lloyd Influences on my perspectives I left the IB community as a member of the MYP curriculum staff nearly seven years ago when the department relocated to The Hague. Around this time, I qualified to teach English to adults, which I have since been doing in...
The Problem with Grit

The Problem with Grit

By Lance King Grit (as defined by Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania as the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals) does not now appear to be the robust predictor of academic success previously claimed by its current...
Skill Based Learning for a Career

Skill Based Learning for a Career

By Becky McCauley How do you teach a skill? In my opinion you probably don’t. Well, at least not in the conventional sense.  Developing skills is a different process altogether. It’s a lot more like planting seeds. You provide the right growing conditions, add...
ATL Skills and the Teaching of Virtue Ethics

ATL Skills and the Teaching of Virtue Ethics

By Erika Elkady (Twitter: @secondary_jbsis ) Last week in our blog David Spooner suggested re-contextualising ATL skills, seeing them as not something ‘separable’ from content. This week Erika asks us to re-imagine ATL skills as virtues and urges us to be...