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Differentiation: What Students Needs to Know

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. Seuss   Differentiation (diff-er-EN-she-AISH-en) is something every student should understand. It’s a powerful concept. In short it is … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Theory of Knowledge Essay Tips

Here are my top tips for getting to top marks on your Theory of Knowledge essay. 1.  All ToK essays are cross-disciplinary; they are never just about one way of knowing (perception, language, reason, etc) or one area of knowledge (mathematics, … Continue reading

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How to Meet All of the Theory of Knowledge Essay Requirements

As you write (before and during your writing, and then again when you edit) touch base with the grading criteria. You can find that document here, a. Make sure you understand them and then make an effort to adjust your essay … Continue reading

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The 99 Best Economics Resources

Essential resources for IB Economics The IB Course Companion is written specifically for this course. It is very readable and easy to understand. The Economics for the IB Diploma book is also very good. It’s perhaps a little more comprehensive. IB … Continue reading

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How to Structure a Theory of Knowledge Essay

My full ToK Essay Mastery course is here (step-by-step videos, templates and tips) if you’d like a big boost with your essay– including the May 2016 Prescribed Titles. The following structure is a foolproof, step-by-step method you can use on any ToK … Continue reading

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Motivation 3.0 (and What’s Wrong with Schools Today)

Dan Pink is a master of creative swiping, which is MBA-speak for “he steals other peoples’ ideas.” Which isn’t to say he’s not a clever chap. And we certainly guys like him, crafty writers who aren’t put off by research, … Continue reading

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What teachers know

Today’s graduates face a new breed of challenges as they enter the workforce. They will confront messier, intractable problems such as climate change, global terrorism, antibiotic resistant diseases and persistent market weakness. The same technologies that empowered them as learners at the … Continue reading

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Nain’s Advice

Nain is the Welsh word for grandmother. My nain Gwenda Thain was born on this day in 1922. In honour of her birthday, I’d like to share some of her advice about life: Continue reading

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